The League Cup Group D winner will be decided after this match as both Dundee and Inverness battle it out to take the top spot at Dens Park on Sunday. Who will claim it?
Dundee haven’t had the best performances so far in the Scottish League Cup, but the club has still managed to 2nd place in their group. Their most recent outing was a goalless draw and bonus point that showed how little precision James McPake’s side had. Despite having a superior but almost equal slice of possession of 52%, the Dee still failed to surpass their opponents’ shots, as the hosts had 8 shots with none going on target whilst 2 of the visitors’ 10 did do so.
Dundee had the exact same outcome in the game before that against Cove Rangers, also winning the bonus point but also being far superior than their opponents. The Dee did win their initial League Cup game 3-0 thanks to a first-half Andrew Nelson double and another goal from Craig Durran, and h¡this result means that they sit on 7 points.
Inverness have had a more successful tournament than Dundee, but even then they are still on the same amount of points. Their most recent game was a goal-filled 3-2 win over Cove Rangers that saw the Caley Jags open the scoring in the 38th minute thanks to Jordan White, but the hosts soon conceded on the brink of half-time as Mitchel Megginson equalized. The Aberdeen native then doubled his tally in the first minute of the second-half but James Keating would bring things level once again just 10 minutes later. Finally, with 20 minutes to go, Nikolay Todorov got the winner for Inverness.
John Robertson’s side had beaten Raith Rovers 4-1 in the game beforehand, which had followed their disappointing opening 0-0 draw with Peterhead, although the club has done enough to stay at the top of their group.
Both teams have had really decent pre-seasons, in their friendlies as well as their results in the Scottish League Cup. However, Dundee have had some luck with some of their games, as they were able to win 2 extra points from their penalty shoot-outs whilst Inverness won a couple of their games with conviction, albeit also losing once- something the Dee failed to do.
Even though Dundee do have the home advantage, we’re going to back Inverness CT to win this game, as they have been more convincing than their opponents, with a final result of 3-1 to the Caley Jags as well as for both teams to score.
Their last 6 meetings have seen two wins apiece as well as a couple of draws, with Inverness’ last win coming in May 2017.
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