Dundee Utd v Dunfermline Betting Preview
Betfred Scottish League Cup
Date: 31st July 2016
Live on BT Sport 1
Dundee Utd v Dunfermline sees both sides still in with a chance of qualification.
A draw won’t be quite enough for The Arabs to be safe although with a plus five goal difference it should do the trick. The Pars have to win to have a realistic chance. Despite losing by four goals against Inverness their six goals without reply in the previous two games has given them a platform of hope.
It is all finely balanced but both sides will have to approach this game on the premise that Inverness are going to beat Arbroath at home. That will leave the Highlanders on ten points and topping the group unless Dundee Utd win. A defeat, for either side, will almost certainly see them exit the competition.
Does that make it win or bust? Or does that make it a game to avoid losing at all costs? It is probably a mixture of both. Dunfermline have to win. Dundee Utd have to avoid defeat. But at some point one or both sides are going to need to throw caution to the wind.
Whether that reckless abandon comes later in the game or right from the off is hard to judge. None the less this looks like a game that could have plenty of goals about it. Both sides have plenty of attacking talent. Meanwhile both sides could be tighter at the back.
Hence goals could be the way to go.
Dundee Utd v Dunfermline Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Dundee Utd are odds on favourites at 1.85 (17/20) with William Hill. The best price available for a Dunfermline victory is 4.2 (16/5) from McBookie and Ladbrokes. Marathon Bet have the best price for a draw of 4.9 (39/10).
Both teams to score does have a chance at 1.75 (3/4) with 888Sport. The price for +2.5 goals of 1.8 (4/5) with Skybet and Paddy Power also holds some appeal.
Simon Murray has got his season off to a flyer and could be worth looking at to score anytime at 2.5 (6/4) with bet365. Joe Cardle could be the best bet for Dunfermline at 6/1 with bet365.
Dundee Utd v Dunfermline Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
+2.5 goals @ 1.8 with Skybet & Paddy Power