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Dundee United v Dundee: Terrors tipped for derby spoils

| 11.08.2015

The pick of the midweek ties in the Ladbrokes Premiership sees Dundee make the short trip from Dens Park to Tannadice to contest the Dundee Derby.

The distance between the two stadiums may be measured in metres but in recent years the Dark Blues have been a million miles away from their extreme local rivals, winning just one of the last 12 meetings between the two.

With that 3-1 win coming last season, some punters, and Dees fans in particular, will be swayed by the 23/10 about an away win.

However, with Jackie McNamara’s men wining nine of those 12 ties, and most of those in convincing fashion, the 5/4 about a home win is likely to attract the most attention.

With the odds on a home win not offering huge rewards though some attention could turn to the correct score markets where the 20/1 about a 3-0 win looks the value pick, considering that four of United’s last seven wins over Dundee have come via that exact scoreline.

Those not convinced by the 3-0 though could opt for the safer option of the 14/5 about a win to nil for the hosts, a bet that copped in five of the last 10 clashes.

One man determined for that not to be the case, however, is in-form Dees striker Greg Stewart. The 25-year-old has scored two goals in as many games and netted the opener in last year’s 3-1 win at home to United.

The Dees ace looks good value at 13/2 to open the scoring and at 11/5 to net anytime, while Terrors counterpart Simon Murray looks the man most likely for the hosts.

The 23-year-old ended United’s 180-minute wait for a goalscorer this season by notching a last-minute second in the Terrors’ 2-0 win over Motherwell last time out and will be looking to build on that strike in front of a home crowd.

With all the above considered a small stake on the 80/1 about Murray netting first in a 3-0 win could also be worth consideration.

Bu with Stewart already finding his shooting boots there will be plenty swayed by Ladbrokes’ enhanced odds for this fixture…

PRICE BOOST – Dundee Utd to win and both teams to score  – Was 10/3 NOW 4/1

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.