Dundee United F.C. vs. Dunfermline Athletic F.C.
Today football offers us very little from top European football matchups. The closest to it is Scotland, where Dundee United F.C. hosts Dunfermline Athletic F.C. The home team is fighting to advance, while the visitors are fighting off relegation. We are up for a big Scottish battle. So, let’s get into it.
Dundee United F.C.
The manager of Dundee was very happy with the last weekend fixture against Queen of South (4:1), at least as far as the result goes. Unfortunately, the squad aspect of the game was a nightmare. He lost several players in a single contest, especially two key fullbacks. For tonight’s match Ray McKinnon will have to shuffle the entire starting eleven. The team is doing well in the table since the last 4 fixtures were wins and Dundee United F.C. are in second place with 24 points only three points behind the leader Hibernian. However, tonight Dundee United F.C. will have to do without:
midfielder Stewart Murdoch (m 4/0)
A big question mark, maybe more precisely improbable, are:
goaltender Cammy Bell (12/0)
defender Mark Durnan (7/2)
defender Paul Dixon (7/0)
Dunfermline Athletic F.C.
Team that is next to last in the Scittish second tier with only 9 points and a score of 15:23. In the last 5 matches the team was not fairing all that well and collected just 3 points for draws. Last match was a 0:0 draw in front of the home crowd with the third team in the table Raith. This is exactly the match that could be an indicator of better times ahead. Absences of Dunfermline Athletic F.C.:
defender Ben Richards Everton (6/0)
defender David Hopkirk (5/1)
The teams have met twice in this calendar year and in both cases Dundee United F.C. were more successfull and won, at home in the Scottish Cup 2:0 and in the fifth round away at Dunfermline Athletic F.C. 3:1. In the second mentioned match however Dunfermline did not convert 3 penalty kicks in the first half! With today’s issues in the home team’s back line we believe that Dunfermline will not lose at odds 2.50.
Jan E – verified