Dundee United vs St. Mirren
Scottish Premiership Play-offs
Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Tannadice Park (Dundee).
Cody Cooke’s second-half hat-trick counted for little for St. Mirren as a 2-3 victory away at Dundee did not secure them survival in the top flight of the Scottish football.
This was “thanks” to Hamilton’s 2-0 home win over St. Johnstone in parallel fixture on Saturday. The Buddies thus finished the Relegation Round just one point shy of the Accies.
St. Mirren are now looking ahead of a very complicated two-legged tie with Championship runners-up Dundee United with a place in the elite class of Scottish football at stake.
The first match is scheduled for Thursday evening at Tannadice Park where the host will try and take advantage of the momentum following an impressive pair of displays in play-offs semis against Inverness.
Robbie Neilson’s troops advanced 4-0 past Inverness. They were very hard to break down in the very finish of the season conceding just one goal in last five matches.
Dundee United vs St. Mirren: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours Dundee United here.
The hosts lead the H2H tie by 19 wins coming into 51st encounter with St. Mirren.
The Tangerines were especially dominant in the history of home ties with the Buddies (18 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in the process).
Teams met each other in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February this year when Dundee United claimed a 1-2 victory in Paisley.
Dundee United vs St. Mirren: Prediction
St. Mirren enjoyed a fabulous spell of form in the post-season. They went unbeaten in five games in the Relegation Round, winning two and drawing once along the way.
The Buddies bagged five goals in last two wins over Hamilton Academical and Dundee.
However, St. Mirren might likely struggle to create in the final third past the super stern and in-form defensive line of the Tangerines’.
Knowing about the importance of the affair as well as the fact Dundee United conceded just one goal in last five matches, we are tempted to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet as the main betting option at the odds of 1.70.
Since Dundee Utd dominated this match-up historically, we are backing the home win at 2.10 alternatively.
Dundee United vs St. Mirren: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
Dundee United to win @ 2.10 (11/10).