Soccer betting preview: Dundee welcomes Motherwell in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Scotland Premiership
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park (11506 seats)

Dundee believe to sell many tickets for this match despite that the season has been hard up to now with 10 points and a 11th spot in the Premiership table. Guests Motherwell hold 5th place with 21 pts.

Insights:
  • Dundee have the most conceded goals (27) in Premiership
  • All of Motherwell's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Dundee form and stats

Dundee's struggle is real here at Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park with only 6 points collected from 7 Premiership games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 1-3-3. Dundee are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park, having lost their two previous games here.

The Dundee crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 2-4 to Celtic here at Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park in a Premiership match. A goal frenzy last time out for Dundee, with a total of 6 goals in the match against Celtic. Fun stuff to watch! Midfield player Paul McMullan got a match rating of 7.62 in that game, the max score being 10. McMullan signed up for two assists and hit two key passes.

A strong away win before that one, visiting St. Mirren and winning 1-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Dundee have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won three, drawn three and lost one.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Dundee, as the Premiership home game vs St. Johnstone is only four days away.

Dundee has scored 8 league goals at home this season, in 7 matches. Dundee have conceded 15 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Motherwell form and stats

2-2-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Motherwell in their Premiership matches away.

Motherwell have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Liam Kelly. It's been 180 minutes since they last conceded in Premiership.

Impressive finishing from Ricki Lamie and Connor Shields secured the home win 2-0 against Hearts in their previous game. Ricki Lamie, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 7.81. Lamie scored one goal and won 7 of 10 duels.

Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Aberdeen.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Motherwell playing away and similar expectations, we found eight relevant matches. Results were three Motherwell wins, one draw and four defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Dundee United in just three days.

Motherwell are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 7 away goals from 6 games (in the league). As opposed to that, Motherwell have seen the ball go into their own net 7 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Motherwell - Dundee 1-0 was the story when these two squads last played each other, some time ago this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Dundee one win, zero draws and Motherwell nine victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MotherwellT. Watt
T. Watt
7 goals
MotherwellK. van Veen
K. van Veen
4 goals
DundeeJ. Cummings
J. Cummings
3 goals

Dundee missing players

Motherwell missing players

Dundee Motherwell
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
13 7 3 Played P 2 6 14
2 1 1 Won W 1 2 6
4 3 2 Drew D 1 2 3
7 3 0 Lost L 0 2 5
11 8 6 Scored S 3 7 19
27 15 5 Conceded C 2 7 21
92% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
62% 71% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 93%
54% 71% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 43%
46% 57% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 21%
23% 29% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 14%
46% 57% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 57%
15% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 29%
46% 43% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 14%
 
4.5 5.3 5 Corners for (avg) C F 7 6.3 4.5
7.3 8.7 8.3 Corners against (avg) C A 6 8.2 7
2.5 2.9 3.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 3 2.8
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
9.8 11.1 11 Shots (avg) S ( 11 9.5 8.8
3.7 5.1 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 3.7 3.5
23% 22% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 32% 39%
 
16.2 16.7 16 Shots against (avg) S A 12.5 14.7 16.9
5.8 5.4 6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 5.3 6.8
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • All of Motherwell's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Dundee have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Dundee have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Dundee have the fewest scored goals in the first half (4) in Premiership
  • Dundee have the most conceded goals (15) at home in Premiership
  • Dundee have the most conceded goals (27) in Premiership
  • Dundee have the the worst goal difference (-16) in Premiership
  • Dundee have the the worst goal difference (-7) at home in Premiership
  • Motherwell have won significantly more corners away than at home.
  • Motherwell haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rangers 13 9 3 1 29 13 7 4 3 0 14 7 6 5 0 1 15 6 16 30
2 Celtic 13 8 2 3 30 9 6 4 2 0 18 1 7 4 0 3 12 8 21 26
3 Hearts 14 6 6 2 23 14 7 4 3 0 14 5 7 2 3 2 9 9 9 24
4 Dundee United 14 7 3 4 14 13 7 5 0 2 6 4 7 2 3 2 8 9 1 24
5 Motherwell 14 6 3 5 19 21 8 4 1 3 12 14 6 2 2 2 7 7 -2 21
6 St. Mirren 14 3 7 4 16 22 7 1 3 3 6 8 7 2 4 1 10 14 -6 16
7 Hibernian 11 4 3 4 15 15 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 1 2 2 6 7 0 15
8 Aberdeen 14 4 3 7 15 19 7 3 1 3 7 7 7 1 2 4 8 12 -4 15
9 St. Johnstone 13 3 5 5 8 12 7 1 3 3 6 9 6 2 2 2 2 3 -4 14
10 Livingston 13 3 4 6 11 17 5 1 1 3 4 6 8 2 3 3 7 11 -6 13
11 Dundee 13 2 4 7 11 27 7 1 3 3 8 15 6 1 1 4 3 12 -16 10
12 Ross County 12 1 3 8 17 26 5 0 2 3 8 12 7 1 1 5 9 14 -9 6

Read more about Premiership

The Scottish Premiership is the top division of football in Scotland, the Scottish Professional Football League. Twelve teams play 38 fixtures to top the league table in a season running from August to May. The teams first meet each other three times. Then the league splits in two for five more games.