Dundee

V

Dens Park

10/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

Motherwell

V

Dens Park

10/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Dundee host Motherwell in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup in a warm-up before their League meeting in two weeks’ time.

Last time: Motherwell left Dens Park victorious in October 2017 when the side last met here thanks to a fifth-minute goal by Craig Tanner.

This time: Dundee is 9/5 to win, while Motherwell are 16/9 and the draw is 23/10.

You might remember: The last FA Cup meeting at Dens Park back in 2011 between these sides when Motherwell recorded a resounding 4-0 win. A John Sutton brace put Motherwell 2-0 before goals from Steven Jennings and Jamie Murphy finished the game off. Leigh Griffiths was sent off for Dundee late on.

 

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Dundee have won only one of their last five games at Dens Park, and that was back in mid-December

Both these teams should fancy having a go in this cup tie, just seven points separate them in the league with Motherwell sitting just three places ahead of Dundee. The Dark Blues have a game in hand over Motherwell though.

Dundee is 9/5 to win here and their home form hasn’t been great. Losing eight times in the league, drawing twice and winning just four times.

They drew 2-2 in the last round of the cup against Inverness CT before winning 1-0 in the replay through a second-half Scott Allan goal. A 2-2 draw here is 14/1.

Motherwell is 16/9 to win in 90 mins but their away form has been terrible, winning just three times in the league, drawing twice and losing eight times on their travels.

They did, however, beat Dundee in Dens Park back in October 1-0 and a similar scoreline would be got at 15/2.

Motherwell knocked out Hamilton Academicals in the last round 2-0  thanks to an own goal and a second scored by Craig Tanner. Craig Tanner is 9/1 to score the opening goal of this match.

The draw is 23/10 and the last game in Fir Park between the sides finished 1-1 in December. Another 1-1 draw can be found at 6/1.

Dundee’s top scorer Ajay Leitch-Smith is 7/1 to score the first goal of the match.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Craig Tanner who has scored in his last two games against Dundee. Tanner is 3/1 to at any time during this tie. And it is 9/2 for Tanner to score and Motherwell to win.

2

We fancy:

A home win, Dundee are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Motherwell and it is 3/1 for the halftime/full time for Dundee. It is 9/1 for Dundee to win 2-1.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Canadian international Marcus Haber is 16/1 to score two or more goals. The striker has scored twice in two games against Motherwell previously. Haber is 12/5 to score anytime.

Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.