Kilmarnock vs Dundee United Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 27 February 2021

Low-scoring affair likely in Ayrshire

Rory McKenzie / Kilmarnock ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 10/17/2020

ScotlandKilmarnock vs Dundee UnitedScotland
27 February 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 8/13  odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 27 February


Kilmarnock’s battle against relegation continues on Saturday when facing a Dundee United team chasing a place in the top six.

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Kilmarnock Preview – Are Kilmarnock set to end a run of eight straight defeats to boost their hopes of survival?

The appointment of Tommy Wright last month has not yet had the desired effect for Kilmarnock. The Rugby Park club are on a run of eight consecutive defeats which started under the reign of Alex Dyer and ultimately ended his time at the club. Wright took charge at the beginning of this month and his first three games in charge have not only ended in defeat, but also without scoring.

Taking it back further, Killie have failed to score in their last five games and with the second lowest total goals in the division, it’s clearly an area which Wright has to improve as he bids to keep Kilmarnock in the Premiership.


Our betting prediction:
0-0 Correct Score

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 26 February)
Wright will point to the fact this two of his first three games in charge have been away to Aberdeen and Rangers – two of the current top four. The next three matches (starting with this as well as facing Ross County and Motherwell) will provide a better indication of where Kilmarnock are and if they what is required to avoid relegation.
The situation is pretty dismal as although they have a better goal difference than bottom placed Hamilton, they’ve also played a game more so they absolutely have to start picking up points.

Dundee United Preview – Will United inflict more misery on their opponents to keep alive their hopes of a top half finish?

As the newly promoted team, Dundee United would have been many people’s pick to be involved in a relegation fight. Particularly so as the coach who took them up left during last summer and his replacement, Micky Mellon, was new to this league. To his credit, however, Mellon has managed to form a team who although not always pretty on the eye, are effective at picking up points.

United have never being overly bothered with the battle at the bottom and instead focusing on trying to finish in the top six which would be an achievement.


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Dundee United’s defeat to Rangers last week along with other results means they are now two points behind sixth placed St Mirren. St Johnstone are also involved in that race for sixth and with three games to go it looks set to be a very competitive battle.

Along with Kilmarnock, Dundee United have the lowest number of away wins in the Premiership so far this season with three. Two of those wins came back in August and it was another 12 matches before they won their third – a 2-0 win away to Ross County. Gaining their fourth win here would significantly boost their chances of that top six finish.

Kilmarnock vs Dundee United Betting Advice

This will be the third meeting of the season between these two sides. The previous two have been convincing home wins (4-0 for Kilmarnock in August and a 2-0 win for United in December). The home team’s need for three points is obvious as it’s conceivable they could be bottom of the table before playing their next game.

United will hope this is their third and final match against Kilmarnock this season. That would meant they achieve their hope of a top six finish.


Key Facts – Kilmarnock vs Dundee United Betting Tip

  • Kilmarnock are 11th coming into this game and only off bottom spot by virtue of a better goal difference
  • Dundee United have won just two of their last 11 league games, falling out the top six
  • The teams have played twice so far this season with both clubs winning their respective home matches


Dundee United do not travel well as has been shown. Kilmarnock are in terrible form so it’s hard to put them forward for the win. Instead, go with under 2.5 goals. These teams average less than a goal a game and it should be a very tight encounter.

Best Betting Odds for Kilmarnock vs Dundee United

Kilmarnock: to win: 13/10 Betvictor
Draw: 9/4 at Betvictor
Dundee United: 21/10 at Betvictor