Dundee Utd v Partick Thistle Betting Preview
Betfred Scottish League Cup 2nd Round
Date: 9th August 2016
Both Dundee Utd and Partick Thistle are in unfamiliar territory.
The Arabs kicked off their Scottish Championship campaign at the weekend eager to return to Scotlands’ top flight. Meanwhile The Jags are joint top of the Scottish Premiership and riding high in all competitions.
It’s five wins in a row for Alan Archibald’s side. They completed those wins while conceding a mere two goals. A 2-0 win over Inverness at the weekend is just the latest in a series of impressive victories. They are justifying my confidence in predicting a top six finish in the Scottish Premiership Ante Post Betting Preview.
What a difference from this time last year. It took them ten matches to get their first win last season. They doubled their goals tally when they finally won with a 3-0 home win over Dundee Utd. They kicked on from there and I fully expect them to kick on from here.
Defensive solidity was a trademark of last seasons Thistle. This season they have more options up front and look capable of grabbing goals in most places. Chris Erskine loves life at Firhill and he grabbed another goal at the weekend.
David Amoo, Ade Azeez and Kris Doolan also chipped in with goals and should be expected to chip in with more. Ziggy Gordon could prove to be the transfer coup of the season. Tomas Cerny remains, for me, one of the best keepers in the league.
Dundee Utd’s bright start under Ray Mckinnon stuttered to a halt at home to Queen Of The South. But they do have plenty of Premiership quality to call upon. They can win this game with home advantage but I am not convinced they deserve favourite status.
Dundee Utd v Partick Thistle Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Dundee Utd are favourites at a price of 2.5 (6/4) with Marathon Bet. Partick Thistle are available at 2.88 (15/8) with McBookie. Marathon Bet have the best price of 3.55 (28/11) for a draw.
Partick Thistle with Draw No Bet insurance is available at 2.06 (17/16) with Marathon Bet and is worth considering. But bet365 and McBookie offer 2.1 (11/10) for a 0.0 Asian Handicap which is effectively the same bet.
Dundee Utd v Partick Thistle Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
Partick Thistle 0.0 Asian Handicap @ 2.1 with bet365