Dundee v St Mirren Betting Preview – Scottish Premiership May 18

Buddies to do the business at Dens Park

Football Betting

Dundee wave farewell to the Premiership, for the time being at least, as they complete their fixtures with a home game against St Mirren, the team that will finish just one above them and in the play-offs unless they can win at Dens Park or better Hamilton Academical’s result against St Johnstone.

Dundee Form and Team News

It’s been a traumatic season for the Dees, who are ending the campaign managerless having sacked Jim McIntyre last week despite a first win in 11 matches against Livingston. Dundee lost 20 of his 31 matches in charge and he was their second manager of the season. For home captain Martin Woods, another relegation will be a bitter pill to swallow as he’s suffered the same fate on several occasions throughout his career. James McPake will be in the manager’s hot seat for Dundee’s final match of the season and the former centre-back is interested in becoming the club’s seventh permanent manager in less than a decade. A second victory in a week would enhance his prospects with Morgen Wieghorst and Kenny Shiels thought to be another names in the hat. There will also be a turnover of playing staff with Darren O’Dea having already announced his retirement. Paul McGowan and Scott Wright could miss out this weekend but last week’s match-winner, veteran Kenny Miller, should start.

St Mirren Form and Team News

The Buddies can’t rely on St Johnstone to do them a favour at New Douglas Park and will have to try and win this game. However, Oran Kearney’s men were in the same position when they hosted Hamilton in midweek and they came through that test with flying colours. That match could well be one of the defining games of the relegation battle as the Accies had two men sent off and both are suspended for the clash with the Saints. St Mirren’s only defeat last month came against Celtic and they’ve not lost any of five matches since with two wins and three draws. They’ve scored at least once in all those games, though have only kept one clean sheet. Kyle Magennis has found the net in their last two outings and Kyle McCallister is also proving to be a big player in the run-in. While failure to win would be a setback, it wouldn’t be the end of the world whereas their opponents already know their fate.

Dundee v St Mirren Head-to-Heads

St Mirren have won four of their last six matches against Dundee, losing only one. Eight of their last 10 meetings have seen both teams score at least once with a one-goal winning margin in six of their last nine encounters in all competitions.

Dundee v St Mirren Current Match Odds

Dundee 23/10, Draw 5/2, St Mirren 5/4 (Odds correct at 3.00pm May 16)

Dundee v St Mirren Predictions

While Buddies’ fans will be glued to their phones to see what’s happening at Hamilton, their team must concentrate on the task at hand. Oran Kearney has finally got St Mirren organised and they have something to play for, unlikely already-relegated Dundee who have won only five matches all season in the Premiership. St Mirren to win and both teams to score looks worth a bet at 17/4 with 888sport. A 1-2 Correct Score is 9/1 at BetVictor.

St Mirren to Win and Both Teams to Score
17/4

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