Dens Park

10/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

St Johnstone


Dens Park

10/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Ninth-placed Dundee host eighth-placed St. Johnstone in the Tayside Derby with just two points separating them in the Scottish Premier League.

Last time: Dundee won the last game at Den Park on the 16th of September 3-2. Ajay Leitch-Smith put the Dark Blues two ahead before three penalties were awarded and tucked away, two by Liam Craig for St. Johnstone and one for Dundee’s Sofien Moussa.

This time: Dundee are 7/5 to win this one, while St. Johnstone are 21/10 and the draw is 9/4.

You might remember: A 2-0 win for Dundee at Dens Park on the 12th of February where Kane Hemmings’s brace gave the home side the three points.

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Dundee haven’t found much home comfort when playing at Dens Park

Dundee’s last game was a 1-0 home loss to Motherwell which extended a run of four games lost at home in a row. The Dark Blues home form has been poor this season, winning just four matches at Dens Park, while drawing three and losing eight.

St. Johnstone’s last game was that 2-0 loss to Kilmarnock midweek which was their second loss on the bounce in the Scottish Premier League, they too are on a bad run of form winning just once in their last ten games and drawing three times.

Dundee are 7/5 to win this match and beat St. Johnstone 3-2 earlier in the season at Dens Park another 3-2 win for the Dark Blues here is worth around 40/1.

St. Johnstone are 21/10 to take all three points here but their away form has been patchy at best, winning just four times on their travels in the league this season, drawing three and losing seven. A 1-0 win for the Saints here has odds of 8/1.

The draw is 9/4 and there hasn’t been a stalemate between these sides in their last six meetings since a 1-1 back in 2015. Another 1-1 draw here has odds of 5/1.

Dundee striker Ajay Leitch-Smith has six goals to his name in the league this season and half of them came in the two wins over St Johnstone earlier in the season, he is 7/1 to score the first goal of the game.

St. Johnstone’s Steven Maclean has five league goals under his belt and is 13/2 to net the game’s first goal.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Dundee to make it a trio of wins over St. Johnstone this season, having already won 3-2 at home and 2-0 away. Another 2-0 win for Dundee here has odds of around 10/1.


We fancy:

Ajay Leitch-Smith in a score/win double for Dundee which is around 7/2. The English striker likes to score against St. Johnstone, netting three goals against in just two matches. He is 9/4 to score anytime during the game.


It’s a long shot, but:

A 3-0 win for Dundee is worth around 25/1 and the Dark Blues won by that scoreline on New Year’s Eve 2016 with Fayssal El Bakhtaoui getting on the scoresheet. The Moroccan is 4/1 to score at any time during the match.

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.