Dundee Utd v St Mirren Betting Tips
Dundee United and St Mirren will clash over two games to determine which side are playing in the Scottish Premiership next season, with the Terrors getting a chance to establish a first leg advantage on Thursday night.
The game at Tannadice Park sees Robbie Neilson’s team as strong favourites to win the match, with Dundee United having enjoyed a 4-0 aggregate win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle to put themselves close to a return to the Scottish top flight.
It would be a deserved achievement considering that United finished second in the Scottish Championship this season and just six points behind champions Ross County. They were nine points better than Thistle and the team’s home form was particularly strong.
Pavol Safranko has been a great loan signing for the club and the Slovakian forward has scored fifteen goals since arriving in Scotland including four in his past seven matches.
St Mirren will have to roll their sleeves up and try to land a positive result before getting the tie back to Paisley, with the Buddies having struggled in the Scottish Premiership for much of the campaign.
They finished with thirty-two points and that was one shy of Hamilton who ended up a place higher, with the team’s form at home costing them dear after suffering twelve defeats in total.
Oran Kearney must now try to rally his troops for this vital game and his team did end the campaign on a high after going unbeaten in six matches, although they were helped in a recent 3-2 win at Dundee by virtue of their opponents going down to ten men early in the game.
Dundee United know that a victory is essential before contemplating the second leg while a slender defeat for St Mirren won’t be the end of the world and will represent a chance to overturn the deficit in the second leg.
Dundee United @ 2.10 with bet365