Jim McIntyre gets ready to step into the dugout at Dens Park when his team host Hearts in the midweek action. Dundee remain at the foot of the Scottish Premier League table with just three points on board. Meanwhile, Hearts occupy the other end of the table with the team maintaining the three-point advantage over Celtic. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Dundee swiftly appointed Jim McIntyre as the replacement for Neil McCann but the 46-year-old saw his team lose 4-0 to Livingston during the weekend. This was the eighth defeat in nine league games for Dundee this season.
Hearts were able to secure a quick return to winning ways after a 2-1 success over Aberdeen at home. Both goals for Craig Levein’s team came from set-piece situations.
The recent game between Dundee and Hearts produced a 1-1 draw at Dens Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hearts win at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Dundee are at a price of 4.30 for a victory. This is quite a short price for a team that has lost eight of the nine league matches this season. Even though Jim McIntyre has been brought in as a replacement for Neil McCann, the 46-year-old went on to suffer a heavy defeat in his first game. This is unlikely to help the confidence of players, who prepare to take on a surprise stable leader in the form of Hearts. Craig Levein’s team have been able to remain at the top even nine games into the campaign and the 2018-19 season promises to be quite spectacular. Despite being winless at the Dens Park in three visits, I would pick a win for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hearts win at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Dundee vs Hearts draw odds: 4.00
Dundee win odds: 4.30
Correct Score odds
Hearts have been able to score in each of the five trips to Dens Park and they have players like Steven Naismith on recent form. Naismith could have come up with a brace against Aberdeen if not for the missed penalty towards the end. Dundee are expected to show some fight for McIntyre’s first home game and this may yield a goal against a Hearts team without a clean sheet in four. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 victory for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hearts 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
All of the last four matches involving Hearts have produced more than 2.5 goals. Dundee may have come up with just eight goals so far this season, but the last six league games involving Dundee has produced plenty of goals. Even though McIntyre will be keen to improve Dundee’s defensive form, our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Steven Naismith has been a decisive player for the Dons so far this season. He has already moved up to six goals in his nine league games this season. Despite being involved in international duty, Naismith came back straight after scoring for Scotland to get his goal against Aberdeen. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Naismith.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Naismith[/bet_tip_now]
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