Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd August 2019

Massive three points for the Dee

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Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee Betting Tips – Scottish Championship, 2nd August 19.45pm

The Scottish Championship kicks off on Friday night, as Stevie Crawford Dunfermline Athletic and James McPake’s Dundee meet at East End Park. With the Dee being one of the favourites to win the Championship title, McPake’s men will be gunning for all three points on opening night. However, the Pars will have other ideas. The bookies are having a tough time splitting the two, and this promises to be an intriguing Championship encounter in Fife.

Dunfermline v Dundee Betting Odds*

Dunfermline Athletic 8/5
Draw 12/5
Dundee 8/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 31st, 2019 at 16:30 p.m.)
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Dunfermline Athletic News and Form – Tough opener for the Pars?

Dunfermline Athletic finished in seventh last season, winning 11, drawing eight and losing 17 of their 36 Championship matches. Allan Johnston was sacked in January, with Crawford taking over the following day.

The Pars struggled at East End Park, winning just five times on home soil. Only Falkirk, who finished rock bottom, picked up fewer home points (16) than Dunfermline’s 18. However, the club were far more competitive away from home, sealing an impressive 23 points.



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Dunfermline have kicked off the season with three Scottish League Cup wins from four games. They beat St Mirren 3-2, Albion 6-0 and East Kilbride 4-0. Meanwhile, Athletic suffered a 1-0 reverse to Edinburgh City a few weeks back. Kevin Nisbett has started the season like a house on fire, scoring five times already.

Athletic will be keen to improve on last season’s disappointing seventh-place finish in the Championship. Crawford’s side travel to Queens of the South after hosting Dundee.

Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee Head to Head

Dunfermline won 1-0 at Dees Park in the League Cup last term

The last league meeting between the two was back in March 2011, which ended in a 1-1 draw

In the 2010/11 season, Dunfermline and Dundee played out four draws

Dunfermline are unbeaten in six against Dundee, winning three and drawing three


Key-Facts – Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee

  • Dunfermline had the second worst home record in the Championship last season
  • Dundee have just been relegated from the Premiership
  • The Dee have not beaten the Pars since March 2010


Dundee News and Form – Will Championship life begin with a much-needed win?

Dundee had three managers in a turbulent campaign last time around, with Neil McCann, Jim McIntyre and McPake all taking charge of first-team duties at some point during the season. The Dee were eventually relegated from the Scottish Premiership, claiming a mere 21 points from 38 games.

It’s been a disastrous year for Dundee, who won just five times in the league last season. The club had five years in the top flight after being promoted as Championship champions back in 2014. Dundee would love to make an instant return to Scotland’s top table at the end of this campaign.

Dundee were horrendous at Dens Park last term, as they picked up just one victory from 19 home league matches. Away from home, the Dee fared slightly better, winning four, drawing two and losing 13.

McPake’s troops have won two and drawn two in the Scottish League Cup so far this season. They earned a 3-0 win at Raith before battling to two goalless draws against Cove Rangers and Peterhead respectively. Last time out, Dundee beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-0 thanks to Danny Johnson’s first-half strike.

Relegation is a bitter pill to swallow for any club, but Dundee were well out of their depth in the Premiership last season, and they will be desperate to shake off that losing feeling as quickly as possible. This Friday, can Dundee claim what will only be their fourth league win of 2019?

Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee Tips & Odds

Dundee to win at 29/20
Winning margin – Dundee by one goal at 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 31st, 2019 at 16:33 p.m.)

Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee Predictions

Dundee win: After dropping out of the top tier, Dundee could be one of the big-hitters in this year’s Championship. The Dee have just had a campaign to forget, but I fancy them to kick off this season with an invaluable three points on the road. It could be very close on the scoreline, so check out bet365’s excellent price of 3/1 for the away side to win by one goal on Friday.