IT’S been a season to forget for Dundee United but at least they’ve plundered the manager of their choice.
The Tangerines were relegated by Dundee last week and even when they followed it up with a win at Inverness they were docked three points for fielding an ineligible player.
Losing Premiership status cost Mixu Paatelainen his job and in his absence the side led by Gordon Young immediately looked better as they beat Inverness 3-2 and came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Partick Thistle on Tuesday.
So things could be looking up for the club with the appointment of Raith’s Ray McKinnon for next season’s tilt at the Championship title.
United finish a season to forget at second-bottom Kilmarnock today and with Lee Clark’s men facing a play-off next week he could rest key men.
So with McKinnon on board – but not in thee dugout today – and two decent displays in the bag I’m looking at United not to lose at least. They are a best 7-4 at McBookie to win at Rugby Park and 39-40 draw no bet.
There is only minor place money to play for in the final round of Premiership games so the advice is not to risk too much of your hard earned on any of these games.
Today’s other two fixtures see Inverness face Dundee and Partick Thistle take on Hamilton. Over 2.5 goals at Inverness could be the best bet at 17-20 with McBookie.
Tomorrow champions Celtic say farewell to Ronny Deila with a home meeting against Motherwell who are as big as 14-1 against a side without banned 40-goal hero Leigh Griffiths. Celtic have been conceding too easily in the past few games and I like both to score at 9-10 with McBookie.
In other games Aberdeen tackle Ross County but can’t now break the points record for a non-Old Firm team and Hearts finish with a home meeting against a St Johnstone side who have won all four after the split to clinch fourth spot. I wouldn’t rule out draws in either of these with the double paying 15-1 at 888sport.
As far the play-offs go it’s Queen’s Park v Clyde for a place in League One. Queen’s dominated the first leg at Broadwood and ran up a 3-1 win. I can’t see them slipping up at Hampden with the experience of Gus MacPherson. Queen’s are 11-8 at Skybet to increase their advantage but I can see a draw so look at Queen’s draw no bet at 4-5 with Coral.
Tomorrow Ayr and Stranraer resume at 1-1 and this could be a cracker. Ayr needed an injury-time leveller at Stair Park and are 2-5 with bet365 to lift the trophy and 7-10 to win on the day.
Four of five meetings between the sides this season have seen both score and there should be goals again. Ayr and btts pays 21-10 at Paddy Power.
Queen’s Park should see it through against Clyde with a 3-1 lead from Broadwood and I fancy East Stirling to stay up by beating Lowland League Edinburgh City.
Bets to Consider
Dundee Utd draw no bet
Ayr v Stranraer btts
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