Dundee vs Hamilton Accies
SPFL Premiership. Kick-off: 7.45pm, Wednesday 5th December.
IF Dundee are to have any hope of avoiding relegation then they really need to beat Hamilton in what's the biggest match of their season so far.
With the following four fixtures coming against Rangers, Kilmarnock, Celtic and Aberdeen, it's imperative the Dark Blues get three points to stop being cut adrift.
St Mirren may be just three points ahead of Dundee at the bottom but third-bottom Hamilton are eight clear.
If that gap becomes 11 points at Dens Park then it's hard to see how Jim McIntyre's men can avoid finishing at least in the relegation play-off spot.
The new Dark Blues boss is still searching for his first win since replacing Neil McCann but goes into this one buoyed by a great point against Hibs at Easter Road.
That will give them confidence and I'm backing Dundee to claim a massive win at decent odds of 11/8 with 888 Sport.
Hamilton, who are 39/20 with 888 Sport, are notoriously unpredictable and although they claimed a huge win at St Mirren on Saturday I've a feeling they will slip up here.
James Keatings was key to that 3-1 victory in Paisley, scoring a wondergoal and setting up two others, but was forced off with injury and may have to sit this one out.
Dundee's only league win so far this season came against Accies as they claimed a 2-0 win in Lanarkshire when McCann was still in charge.
A repeat of that scoreline at Dens is available at 10/1 with 888 Sport and might be worth a tentative flutter.
Hamilton have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine games so I can see a few goals in this one.
Over 2.5 strikes is available at evens with 888 Sport and is definitely worth a bet while over 3.5 goals is 13/5.
Dundee boss McIntyre recently said he wants more goals from midfielder Glen Kamara and has urged the Finn to get forward more. That makes him good value at 25/1 for first scorer and 9/1 anytime scorer.