Scottish Cup 5th Round Replay
Location: Dens Park
Date: 23rd February 2016
Dundee head into this as very strong favourites and that is little surprise.
Apart from the divisional difference you have to account for Dundee’s excellent form. They have lost just twice in their last ten games and at home they have won four of their last five. Take Dumbarton’s away form into consideration and you can arrive at just one conclusion.
The Sons’ 1-0 defeat to St Mirren at the weekend leaves them firmly in third last place in the Scottish Championship with just two wins in their last fifteen away games. While Stevie Aitken has had them performing well at home they lack firepower on their travels.
When it comes to firepower Dundee have a bunker full of munitions. Between them Hemmings, Stewart, Loy and Harkins have more than thirty league goals this season. That’s one heck of an armoury with Hemmings and Harkins combining to bomb Falkirk, a better Championship side than Dumbarton, out of the cup in the last round.
In fairness to the Sons Of The Rock they nullified the Dundee arsenal in the first match and apart from Rangers and Falkirk nobody has given them a tanking all season. This is much to do with the defensive lineups with not conceding goals being the priority.
Having scored just two goals in their last eight games they have been left with little choice but they will have to go some to keep The Dark Blues at bay on Tuesday.
Dundee v Dumbarton Betting Preview Betting Odds
Dundee would barely qualify as acca fodder at a best 1.33 (1/3) with bet365. Dumbarton to win pays a high of 8/1 with Betfred while the draw is a best 5.5 (9/2) with Betfred. Backing Dundee to score +1.5 team goals could be a much better option at 1.44 (11/25) with bet365 and Boylesports.
Backing Dundee to Win To Nil is likely to have a chance at 2.15 (23/20) with McBookie. Handicaps should be treated with a little caution but with Dundee -1 a best priced 1.95 (19/20) with Totesport and Betfred it certainly has a chance.
Kane Hemmings is a short price to score first at 3/1 with bet365 but will be fancied by many.
Dundee v Dumbarton betting preview free football tips & betting tips
Dundee To Win To Nil @ 2.15 with McBookie
Dundee -1 @ 1.95 with Totesport