Dundee Utd v Inverness Betting Preview
Date: 9th April 2016
Time is running out for Dundee Utd and now they are looking to their Tayside rivals to do them a favour.
It’s an unusual situation for The Arabs to be cheering on Dundee and St Johnstone to win meaning both of them would guarantee a top six spot. But for Dundee Utd it would mean closing the gap on Killie and Accies provided they get something from their own game, of course.
They won’t get much of a better chance than a home game against a struggling Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The Caley Jags have won just once in nine matches and are struggling to put teams to the sword even when dominating matches.
Goals have been a problem for John Hughes ever since they lost the creativity of Ryan Christie although many will point to it happening even before that. Either way they have scored in just five of their last nine away games and that doesn’t augur well for them.
Amazingly they still have a punchers chance of a top six place but their fans should be more worried about being dragged into the relegation dogfight. If Utd, Accies and Killie all win they will be right in about it with just two points between them and the relegation playoff.
But John Hughes has made a habit of getting something from away games when least expected like at Ross County, Motherwell and Aberdeen. They haven’t lost twice in a row away from home for a year, almost to the day.
While the absolute need for points here should favour Dundee Utd I wouldn’t be overly enthusiastic about backing them at the prices.
Dundee Utd v Inverness Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Dundee Utd have shortened to a best priced 2.25 (5/4) with Skybet, Paddy Power and McBookie and that’s too short for me. Inverness are as high as 3.42 (29/12) with Marathon Bet while the draw is available at 3.65 (45/17) with 888Sport.
Despite Inverness’ lack of goals both teams to score has a chance at 1.9 (9/10) with 888Sport as does +2.5 goals at 2.05 (21/20) with bet365.
Both of the previous head to head games this season have ended in a stalemate so this could well be one for the draw finders. There may also be a little value in backing Inverness +1 handicap at 1.73 (8/11) with bet365.
Dundee Utd v Inverness Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.65 with 888Sport