Dundee United v Dundee betting tips – back Greg Stewart to find the net

Back Greg Stewart to score in Dundee derby

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Betting Tip: Greg Stewart - Dundee United vs FC Dundee @ 6/1 with bet365

The Dundee derby is a fiercely fought Scottish Premiership contest and, although United dominated the fixture last term, the Terrors sold prolific forward Nadir Ciftci to Celtic earlier this summer.

With their prolific striker now bought by the Bhoys, it gives Dundee’s Dark Blues a real chance of surprising their New Firm neighbours and fresh faces to grab the bragging rights.

Greg Stewart struck three times during four league derby days in 2014/15, and thus holds terrific top odds of 23/10 with Betfair to net again anytime.

Having spent time in the academies of both Rangers and Hearts, the forward has a prodigious start in Scottish football. Stewart’s development continued at Cowdenbeath before Dundee swooped for his services.

Fine form of 13 Scottish Premiership strikes in his maiden campaign at that level last term, including five in seven during January, saw Stewart named Player of the Month and shortlisted for the Young Player of the Season award.

Moreover, Stewart also bagged a brace in this term’s opener away at Kilmarnock in a 4-0 romp. A repeat performance of two or more is a superb best-price 16/1 shot with Sky Bet.

Dundee United, meanwhile, appeased fans by signing Rodney Sneijder, brother of deadly Dutch international playmaker Wesley. A famous football name is by no means a barometer of quality, though, and the younger sibling lacks the pedigree of his kin.

At a top-price 23/10 with Sky Bet to win, Dundee look great value to land all the spoils from derby day as the Terrors have already showed signs they are struggling to replace Ciftci.

The build-up to this Tannadice battle has been dominated by United boss Jackie McNamara focusing on comments made by Celtic assistant John Collins, who has bemoaned the lack of competition.

While McNamara points out that Ciftci, Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven have all walked into the Bhoys’ XI, his response to Collins stirring the pot hints at the Terrors underestimating their bitterest rivals.

Punters can learn a valuable lesson and not follow suit here, by backing Stewart to score and give Dundee victory at the home of their neighbours.

Betting Tip: Greg Stewart - Dundee United vs FC Dundee @ 6/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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