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Hamilton v Dundee United: Accies set to edge play-off tussle

| 27.05.2017

Nothing could separate Hamilton Academical and Dundee United in the first leg of their Ladbrokes Premiership play-off Final, as the pair played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw. But we reckon Accies will see off their opponents in the reverse fixture on Sunday.

Martin Canning’s men have an excellent record against the Tangerines, with three victories and two draws in the last five meetings. And the Tayside outfit have managed a paltry two goals against Hamilton in that time.

That means we like the look of Hamilton to win to nil [in 90 minutes] at odds of 3/1, especially with the Lanarkshire club’s last four victories all including clean sheets.

And they’re beginning to find their feet at the other end following a difficult campaign, having netted two or more goals in their last six games of the regular season.

There’s 13/10 on offer for Accies to score 2+ goals at New Douglas Park in this crucial clash.

We fancy Ali Crawford to play a big part for the hosts once again. The tricky midfielder is on double-figures in the goal charts this term, and has scored against the Tayside outfit in each of the previous two seasons.

There’s 12/5 available for the 25-year-old to register anytime, while you can get 7/1 on him opening the scoring for the fourth time this term.

And the hosts are well priced to take the lead in the first period and retain it to the end, with 3/1 on offer for Half-Time/Full-Time: Hamilton/Hamilton.

In the match betting, Accies are good value at 13/10 to win in normal time, with United 2/1 for victory and the draw priced up at 11/5.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.