MIXU PAATELAINEN finally notched a win at the weekend. That’s the good news.
Bad news for the Dundee Utd boss is next up it’s a visit from Celtic who have put the Tannadice men to the sword in recent seasons.
Even this season the champions have netted eight in two meetings – 5-0 at home and 3-1 away – so it would be a brave man who’d back anything but a win for Ronny Deila’s men.
Leigh Griffiths has netted three on three halves since his return from injury and the ex-Dundee man, who I tipped to break the deadlock at Stranraer, is 3-1 at Paddy Power to do so again and 4-6 with William Hill to net at any time.
To net two or more Scotland’s second highest scorer this season is 14-5 with William Hill.
Carlton Cole netted on his first start at Stair Park but is likely to be back on the bench as is ex-Tangerines hitman Nadir Ciftci who was banned last week.
Paatelainen has signed Finnish striker Riku Riski and he is 9-2 at McBookie to score.
Celtic have been in front at half-time in seven of their 10 away games in Scottish Premiership and are evens at Coral on the HT/FT double.
If you fancy both to score the best price is 39-40 at 888sport but I’d favour over 2.5 goals but that pays just 11-18 with the same firm.
Griffiths to score first
Celtic to score both halves