Falkirk vs Dundee Utd Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Falkirk vs Dundee Utd Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Falkirk

2017-05-19
19:45
Falkirk Stadium

VS

Dundee Utd

Falkirk vs Dundee United predictions ahead of this Scottish Championship promotion semi-final. Can the hosts build on the 2-2 draw they claimed in the first leg? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.

Falkirk VS Dundee Utd Predictions

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Handicap Tip: Falkirk 0
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Reason For Falkirk VS Dundee Utd Betting Tips

These two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first leg a few nights ago, but who will book a place in the play-off final on Friday night? One of these two will go on to face the second bottom Premiership side with a victory, and the tie is delicately poised going in to this meeting at Falkirk Stadium.

The visitors’ had one of the best home records across the regular season, so slipping up in their home leg must be a worry for them. They did have to negotiate two legs against Greenock Morton just to qualify for this play-off semi. Falkirk were given a bye to make it this far, and their break between the end of the season and the first leg was a massive boost to their promotion hopes.

The hosts have an excellent chance of making the final, as they’re up against a Dundee United side who are pretty poor on their travels. The visitors have four wins from 18 on their travels this season, with their play-off push coming mainly from their home form. Just 32% of their league points were claimed on their travels, so it’s a tall order for the Tangerines to qualify in the away leg.

United have seen their away form fall off a cliff in recent weeks, failing to win any of their last 10 trips in the league. They head to a Falkirk side who have lost just four home matches all season, which saw them finish the campaign as the nearest challengers to champions Hibernian. They’re useful going forward, having scored twice or more in four of their last five games. That should give them a key advantage against the visitors, who have failed to find the net in 39% of their league trips, including half of their final 10.

The Tangerines drew a blank in their last trip to this ground, losing 3-0 to Falkirk in the previous meeting. We expect the hosts to continue their good form, and they look like excellent value at 8/11 to win on the draw no bet market. Given that the hosts avoided defeat in 78% of their home matches, that seems like a smart pick on this clash.

Head To Head

Falkirk have won three and drawn two of the last six meetings between these sides, while they've won their last two at home to Dundee United.

Falkirk VS Dundee Utd Stats

61% of Falkirk's home matches have seen at least three goals scored, while both teams have scored in 67% of their games this term. Half of United's away defeats this term have been by a single goal.

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