Scottish Boxing Day Bet of the Day: St Mirren - Dundee United

The Terrors are in fine form and our Scottish tipster is expecting them to cruise to victory against Danny Lennon's men when these sides meet on Boxing Day
High-flying Dundee United will look to maintain their recent run of fine form when they travel to Paisley to take on St Mirren on Boxing Day.

Jackie McNamara’s side have won each of their last six matches in all competitions and are chalked up as 17/20 (1.85) favourites with BetVictor to make it seven wins in succession by claiming all three points against the Buddies on Thursday.

St Mirren slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Motherwell at the weekend and Danny Lennon’s side have now failed to net in their last four Scottish Premiership matches.

The Buddies are chalked up at 17/5 (4.40) with BetVictor to get back to winning ways by beating United on home turf while the same firm offer 13/5 (3.60) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils here.

Dundee United have been in free-scoring form in recent weeks, having notched an impressive 22 goals in their last six matches while it is worth noting that the Terrors ran out as comfortable 4-0 winners when these sides met at Tannadice in October.

With that in mind, the 2/1 (3.0) quote from BetVictor for Dundee United (-1) in BetVictor’s handicap market appears to represent outstanding value and is certainly worthy of consideration for punters ahead of Thursday’s clash.

Gary Mackay-Steven has netted five goals in his last five matches for Jackie McNamara’s side and is decent value at a chunky 19/4 (5.75) with BetVictor to open the scoring against the Buddies while the same firm’s 29/10 (3.90) quote that Mackay-Steven nets at any time in a win for the visitors is also worthy of consideration here.

Given St Mirren’s shot-shy performances in recent weeks, the 7/5 (2.40) available from BetVictor for Dundee United to win to nil is sure to prove popular but punters are advised to keep things simple by snapping up the juicy 17/20 (1.85) quote for Jack McNamara’s side to claim all three points on Thursday.

Dundee United to win at 17/20 (1.85) 3pts stake with BetVictor

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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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