Betfred Scottish League Cup
Location: Dens Park
Date: 23rd July 2016
Dundee have ground to make up after drawing with East Fife in their first game.
Dumbarton should present them with an opportunity to do just that. The Sons have drawn one and lost one and both to lower league opposition. Their recent 0-2 loss at home to East Fife is indicative of their problems.
Drawing away to Forfar wasn’t a surprise when you consider their away form. Their last win on the road came in December of last year. That’s a full eight months ago but their home form in that time was actually decent.
That makes their recent defeat concerning for The Sons Of The Rock. Another concern will be the fresh memories of their last trip to Dundee. That ended in a 5-0 hammering by The Dark Blues. While a similiar result is unlikely a comprehensive defeat is on the cards.
Dundee disappointed in their first game by letting a 0-1 lead slip to League One East Fife. Matters were made worse by failing to pick up the bonus point in the penalty shoot out and by East Fife going on to beat Dumbarton a few days later. But a win for Dundee here should see them right back in contention. It is an opportunity I expect them to grasp.
The first round of games produced a lot of surprises particularly in the performances from the fancied sides. By the time the second round of games came about the fancied sides, particularly those playing at home, looked in more control.
With a game under their belts Dundee can be expected to have the best of it. If Greig Stewart makes his seasonal debut it may even be extremely comfortable.
Dundee v Dumbarton Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Dundee are short favourites to win the tie at a best price of 1.3 (3/10) with Marathon Bet. Dumbarton can be backed at 11/1 with McBookie who are also best price for the draw at 6.25 (21/4).
Both teams to score could be worth considering at 2.0 (evens) with bet365 but may be a touch on the short side. Goals backers can get no more than 1.58 (7/12) for +2.5 goals from Marathon Bet.
The best bet may be on the handicap markets. Dundee -1 handicap is available at 1.83 (5/6) with Skybet. That looks as good as anything available and given Dumbarton’s start to the season it could come in quite comfortably.
Dundee v Dumbarton Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
Dundee -1 handicap @ 1.83 with Skybet