Hibernian vs Dundee United Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 19 December 2020

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ScotlandHibernian vs Dundee UnitedScotland
19 December 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 17 December


Hibernian can jump into second spot in the Premiership with a win here but will face a Dundee United team who have shown they can be more than competitive on their return to the top-flight.



Hibernian Preview – Is it set to be a fifth straight win in all competitions for Hibs?

There will be  mixed feelings for Hibs supporters heading into Saturday’s game. On one hand they could have been preparing for a Scottish Cup final the following day had they not been knocked out by rivals Hearts, but they can take some comfort in knowing that a win against Dundee United would see them go into second spot with Celtic not being on league duty this weekend.

Jack Ross’ team had to respond after that cup exit and although they lost away to Aberdeen immediately after it, they have since put together a seven match unbeaten run in the Premiership and League Cup. Most recently reaching the last four of the latter of those.


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Over 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 17 December)
It’s back to league action now, however, and attempting to build on impressive away wins against Motherwell and Hamilton in the past couple of weeks. Hibs have scored seven goals without conceding in those games and the challenge now is trying to replicate their away form at Easter Road.
Ross’ men have picked up just two wins from seven home league matches so far which although surprising, does mean there is even further scope for improvement as we move further into the season. And this would be the perfect time to record their first home win since October.

Dundee United Preview – Can United get back to winning ways on the road with a first league success since August?

Micky Mellon will be more than happy with how his team have adapted to life in the Premiership. It was a challenging close-season for the Tannadice club due to the manager they won promotion with leaving and Mellon having little time to shape the squad in his own style. So the fact that United sit in sixth spot approaching the halfway points is testament to his coaching and management.

Mellon will feel slightly unfortunate that they were unable to get an additional point when losing 2-1 at home to Rangers last weekend.


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It does mean they come into this match having lost their last two, however, and they will be hoping to avoid making that three. Mellon will point to the players who have been unavailable over the past couple of weeks though, and he will be able to welcome most of them back for this visit to the capital.

A big issue for Dundee United on their travels this season has been scoring goals. They’ve not scored in their last three away in the league and five of their last six. They are by far the lowest scorers in the top six with just 13 in 17 matches.

Hibernian vs Dundee United Betting Advice

The teams met at Tannadice earlier in the season in a close-fought game which ended 1-0 to Hibernian. A repeat of that would see Jack Ross lead a Hibs team to a fifth straight win for the first time since he took over last year and that in itself would be an achievement and an indication they are progressing.

It was back in 2014 the last time Dundee United won here.

Key Facts – Hibernian vs Dundee United Betting Tip

  • Despite sitting third, Hibs have won only two of their seven league games so far this season
  • Since winning their first two away Premiership matches, Dundee United have picked up three points from a possible 18
  • Hibs were 1-0 winners when the teams met at Tannadice earlier this season


Although Dundee United have had their issues scoring goals this Hibernian team is usually involved in high-scoring games. Six of their last seven have had three or more goals in them as have their last four home league games. That looks a good value bet in this one.

Best Betting Odds for Hibernian vs Dundee United

Hibernian: 11/20 Betvictor
Draw: 29/10 at Betvictor
Dundee United: 19/4 at Betvictor