Dundee Utd v Hearts Betting Preview
Date: 20th February 2016
Dundee Utd are not down yet but have the sands of time run too fast for the Arabs?
Tuesday’s 0-3 beating by Motherwell looks like being Dundee Utd’s last chance to get themselves back into contention to stay up with Hearts, Aberdeen and two difficult away trips next in line.
Hearts are first up and they are having to get over the end of their own hopes, too. Fate looked to be on their side for a cup final appearance given that the year ended in a six. Nobody was accounting for a rejuvenated Hibs when they come up with that little folk tale and now the Jambos have nothing but league games to look forward to.
At least the Terrors are still in the cup but that will be scant consolation if they face dropping down to the Championship, a division that is proving very difficult to escape from. Hearts escaped in one fell swoop but Hibs and Rangers are on their second attempts with at least one of them in with a chance of having to make it third time lucky.
Stephen Thomson, the Dundee Utd chairman, made a bizarre and self-defeating rant to the press after the game against Motherwell. It bore all the hallmarks of a similarly stupefying outburst from Terry Butcher that contributed to Hibs getting relegated from a very safe position two seasons ago.
The difference this time is that Thomson is coming from a ‘no lose’ position and in that sense his rant may be a calculated gamble. For my money it’s a gamble that’s unlikely to pay off because demonising and alienating the team rarely does.
They are not down until they are finally down but lose to Hearts while the teams above them pick up any points at all and they may as well be.
Dundee Utd v Hearts Betting Preview Betting Odds
If Dundee Utd do decide to go all out for the win goals could well be in order and both teams to score is short with most firms and at a high of 1.74 (37/50) with 888Sport. More than two goals in the game is a high of 1.89 (8/9) with Marathon Bet.
Team goals backers might find some interest in Hearts with +0.5 team goals at 1.25 (1/4) with Boylesports and Coral. Hearts +1.5 team goals is a best 2.25 (5/4) with 888Sport and that could be the best option.
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Hearts +1.5 team goals @ 2.25 with 888Sport