Dundee - Ross County Betting Preview: Staggies value to heap more misery on doomed hosts

Derek Adams' men are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches and Willie Duncan expects them to extend that run with victory at Dens Park on Friday night
Dundee find themselves 14 points adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premier League table with just 14 games of the season remaining and so Barry Smith’s strugglers will be desperate for victory when they face Ross County at Dens Park on Friday night.

The home side enjoyed some rare cheer last weekend when they ran out as emphatic 5-1 winners against First Division side Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup but that was Dundee’s first victory in 10 matches in all competitions.

Dundee have collected a measly three points – all courtesy of draws – from their last 10 Scottish Premier League matches and are chalked up as 6/4 (2.50) shots with Coral to claim back-to-back victories for the first time this season when they face the Staggies.

Derek Adams’ side grabbed a stoppage time equaliser to secure a home point against Heart of Midlothian last weekend and, with County unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches, they look superb value at 7/5 (2.40) with Coral to win on Friday while the same firm go 11/5 (3.20) that the match ends in a draw.

Despite their dire league record, it should be noted that Barry Smith’s men have conceded just four goals in their last five matches in all competitions but goals have been hard to come by for Dee this season, with the Dens Park side having scored a paltry 14 league goals in their 24 games thus far.

With that in mind, the 4/7 (1.57) quote from Coral for fewer than three goals to be scored in Tayside on Friday night offers considerable appeal while the chunky 4/1 (5.0) quote for the contest to be level at half time with the Staggies prevailing in the second half is also worthy of consideration here.

Ross County have adapted well to Scotland's top flight having won promotion from the First Division last season and they should be backed at 7/5 (2.40) to win on Friday while those looking for bigger prices may be tempted by Coral’s correct score market and the 7/1 (8.0) quote for Derek Adams’ side to enjoy a 1-0 win at Dens Park is the value selection.

Ross County to win at 7/5 (2.40) with Coral Ross County to win 1-0 at 7/1 (8.0) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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