Dundee United vs Livingston (Friday, 19:45)
Dundee United have enjoyed a decent start to life back in the Scottish Premiership and they will be looking to land back-to-back home wins when they lock horns with Livingston on Friday night.
Micky Mellon's men currently occupy a place in the top-six and it's worth noting that United's only four defeats this season to date have come against sides who sit above them in the league standings.
Livingston, meanwhile, are three points and two places below United, however, the Lions will head north in high spirits following a morale-boosting 2-0 win over St Johnstone last time out.
Having said that, the west Lothian outfit tend to do most of their good work at the Tony Macaroni – Gary Holt's travel-sick troops have failed to triumph in 35 of their last 37 Scottish top-flight road trips.
With that in mind, I was pleasantly surprised to see that a Dundee United success on Friday night is widely available at 29/20 with most bookmakers.
Indeed, those odds make appeal, however, I'm going to take a slightly more pragmatic approach with the view to getting the Terrors onside when making use of Bet 365's Bet Builder feature.
The combination that I like the look of is Dundee United double chance, Dundee United to score and Dundee United to take over two corners, a combination that will give us a backable 4/5 shot with Bet 365.
Livingston have failed to record a clean sheet away from home since way back in February 2019 – a 0-0 draw with Hearts – and the Lions currently have the joint leakiest backline in the division at this stage of the season.
Therefore, given Livi's sustained bout of travel sickness, coupled with Dundee United's quietly impressive start to the season, I'm more than happy to back the Tangerines to take at least a point out of this Tannadice tussle.
What's more, both United full-backs play a key role in Mellon's preferred system and given that the hosts have been racking up the corners this season, I'm also prepared to add three or more United corners to the above-mentioned Bet Builder.
- Dundee United Double Chance, Dundee United Over 0 Goals & Dundee United Over 2 Corners – Bet Builder – 4/5 (Bet 365)