Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
Firhill Stadium will host Saturday’s Scottish Cup game between Patrick Thistle and Dundee United, the two teams who take part in different competitions. The Championship side set up a meeting with the Terrors by beating Airdrieonians 1-0, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry this time out. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced attacker Brian Graham, who scored a hat-trick in a thrilling midweek draw with Inverness.
The Premier League outfit, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Motherwell. The Terrors regained a much-needed confidence in midweek, and seeing that Patrick have been scoring goals for fun of late as well, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Anyhow, we predict that the Premier League side will make it to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals. Both Kieran Freeman and Charles Mulgrew are sidelined with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Calum Butcher):
Calum Butcher is an English midfielder, who was born in Rochford on February 26, 1991. Butcher played for the youth teams of Ipswich Town, Southend United and Tottenham Hotspur and despite being a Spurs player he did not see any game action at senior level during his spell with the White Hart Lane outfit.
The 185-cm-tall midfielder, though, was named as a substitute for Spurs in a 1-1 draw with Shakhstar Donetsk in the UEFA cup back in 2009. Butcher played for the likes of Barnet (loan), Hjorring, Hayes & Yeading United, Dundee United and Burton Albion in the past before joining Millwall on August 25, 2016. He made his debut for the Lions two days after signing for the club, coming as a substitute in a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield.
Butcher scored his first goal for Milwall against Northampton on October 15, 2016. It has to be noted that the midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Team (Dundee United):
Established on May 24, 1909, Dundee United Dundee United is a Scottish club that competes in the Premiership. The Terrors play home games at Tannadice Park, the stadium with the capacity of 14,223 people. They are well known for their orange jerseys and black shorts, while violet is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Dundee United returned to the Premier League in 2020 as they were leading the standings when the 2019/20 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The likes of Miodrag Krivokapic (Yugoslavia), Prince Buaben (Ghana), Ryan McGowan (Australia), Jan Talesnikov (Israel), Morgaro Gomis (Senegal), Dusan Pernis (Slovakia), and Orjan Persson (Sweden) are some international footballers who played for Dundee United in the past.
The club’s main rivals are Dundee, with the two teams facing each other in the Dundee derby. It has to be noted that Dundee stadium Dens Park is located virtually next door to Dundee United’s home ground.