Dundee United - St Johnstone Betting Preview: Super Saints value to tame Terrors

Jackie McNamara's side are enduring a torrid time and our Scottish tipster is backing Tommy Wright's side to pile on the agony for the home side at Tannadice on Monday
Dundee United and St Johnstone will look to consolidate their place in the top half of the Scottish Premiership table when they go head-to-head in the Tayside derby at Tannadice on Monday.

The Saints ran out as 3-0 winners when these sides met at McDiarmid Park last month and will be keen to heap more misery on the out-of-sorts hosts here.

Jackie McNamara’s side have failed to win any of their last six matches in the Scottish top flight but, despite their poor run of form, the hosts are chalked up as 11/10 (2.10) favourites with William Hill to see off the Saints on Monday.

Tommy Wright’s men claimed only their second away win of the campaign against Partick Thistle on Tuesday and the Saints are decent value at a chunky 5/2 (3.50) with William Hill to follow up with victory at Tannadice. The same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that Monday’s match ends in stalemate.

Stevie May has been in fine form for the Saints thus far this term, having notched an impressive 16 league goals and the special “headline offer” from William Hill for the 21-year-old striker to net at any time in a win for the visitors is hugely appealing here.

Turkish striker Nadir Ciftci is likely to lead the line for Jackie McNamara’s men and is subject of William Hill’s “headline offer” 100/30 (4.33) quote that he nets at any time in a triumph for the Terrors.

Dundee United were 4-0 winners when these sides last squared up at Tannadice back in August but, with Jackie McNamara’s men desperately short of form, this is likely to be a much closer contest and it is the visitors who represent value for punters here.

With that in mind, the 8/11 (1.73) quote for Tommy Wright’s men in William Hill’s double chance market is tempting here while the 6/4 (2.50) on offer from the same firm for the Saints in the draw no bet market is also worthy of consideration for punters.

In-form Saints striker Stevie May has notched an impressive five goals in his last three matches and the 6/4 (2.50) quote from William Hill for the 21-year-old striker to score at any time is hugely tempting.

However, punters are advised to play safe and side with the Saints in the draw no bet market at a chunky 6/4 (2.50) with William Hill on Monday evening.

St Johnstone draw no bet at 6/4 (2.50) 2pts stake with William Hill

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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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