Aberdeen – Preview

Dundee host Aberdeen on Friday night and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Aberdeen

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Friday 8th December 2017

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1903

STADIUM: Pittodrie Stadium

CAPACITY: 20,866

PITCH SIZE: 109m x 72m

MANAGER: Derek McInnes

CHAIRMAN: Stewart Milne

NICKNAME: The Dons

MASCOTS: Angus the Bull, Sammy the Seagull, Donny the Sheep

CLUB COLOURS: Red and White

HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1982/83

UEFA Super Cup: 1983

Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1954/55

Scottish League Premier Division (1st tier): 1979/80, 1983/84,

1984/85

Scottish Cup winners: 1947, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990

League Cup winners: 1955/56, 1976/77, 1985/86, 1989/90,

1995/96, 2013/14

Southern League Cup winners: 1945/46

Drybrough Cup: 1971/72, 1980/81

RECORD WIN: 10-0 v Raith Rovers, Scottish League A Division, 13/10/1962

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 45,061 v Hearts, Scottish Cup, March 13th 1954

CLUB WEBSITE: www.afc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road & rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus service, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.

Head to Head v Aberdeen

LEAGUE: Won 42, Drawn 66, Lost 101

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 9, Lost 12

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 10

TOTALS: Won 54, Drawn 79, Lost 123

Last Five Dundee v Aberdeen Matches

19/8/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 15,646 | Deacon

31/3/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 7-0 | 7,314

27/1/2017 | Away Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 10,512

18/9/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 6,321 | Holt

22/1/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 11,805

Match Officials

REFEREE: Nick Walsh

ASSISTANT REFEREE: David Roome

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Mark McLean

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Steven Reid

Last Meeting

Dundee went down to a narrow and slightly unfortunate 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie last August. The Dons took an early lead through Stevie May. Dundee came back strongly and fully deserved their equaliser early in the second half from Roarie Deacon. Although The Dee had the better of the second half they conceded a second goal to May while they were temporarily down to nine men through injury.

Aberdeen: Lewis, Logan, Reynolds, O’Connor, Considine, Tansey (Maynard 65), Shinnie(c), Christie, McLean, Mackay-Steven (Stewart 56), May (Rooney 81)

Subs Unused: Rogers (gk), Arnason, Wright, Stockley.

Goals: May (10, 78).

Booked: Logan (foul on Holt), May (foul on El Bakhtaoui), McLean (foul on Williams).

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr (c), Hendry, Waddell, Holt, Vincent, Kamara (O’Hara 84), Deacon, El Bakhtaoui (McGowan 79), Allan, Haber (Williams 79)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Hateley, Spence, Lambert.

Booked: Kamara (persistent fouling).

Attendance: 15,646.

Referee: Kevin Clancy. Assistants: David Roome, Gavin Harris. Fourth official: John McKendrick.

Aberdeen’s Season So Far

Aberdeen’s season started on July 13th with a two legged Europa League with NK Siroki Brijeg and after a 1-1 at Pittodrie, The Dons secured a superb 2-0 win in Bosnia thanks to goals from ex-Dee Greg Stewart and ex-Arab Gary MacKay-Steven scoring their first goals for the club.

In the next round Aberdeen drew Apollon Limassol and despite winning the home leg 2-1 this time, crashed out after a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Cyprus.

Aberdeen opened their domestic campaign with a double header against Hamilton Academical and after a 2-0 win in the opening Premiership game at Pittodrie, knocked the Accies out the Betfred Cup three days later with a 1-0 win at the SuperSeal Stadium.

However The Dons interest in the League Cup ended in the next round when they lost 3-0 to eventual runners-up Motherwell in the quarter-final at Fir Park but got revenge four days later with a 1-0 win in the Premiership at the same venue.

By then The Dons were second in the league after wins over Ross County, Dundee and Partick and draws with Hearts and Kilmarnock.

Aberdeen continued to put pressure on leaders Celtic with victories over St Johnstone and Hibernian but when the sides met at Pittodrie at the end of October, it was a comfortable 3-0 win for the visitors.

November just saw one win for The Dons at Rugby Park after two points dropped at Hamilton and a defeat at home to Motherwell and The Reds now come to Dens after back to back, home and away defeats to Rangers which has seen them drop down to third.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 6; El Bahktaoui 5; Leitch-Smith, O’Hara 4; Hendry, Waddell 2

ABERDEEN: May, McLean, Rooney 4; Christie 2

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now available for the match against Aberdeen at Dens Park on Friday.

The ticket office is becoming increasingly busy on matchdays and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible.

The ticket office is open from 10am on matchdays.

Prices for the Aberdeen match are £26 (adults) and £19 concessions ( Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID), Under 18s are £12

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £31

Two adults and two children under 12 £57

With additional children under 12 at £ 5

Under 12 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Under 16 tickets can be bought without an adult ticket

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Aberdeeb game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Neil McCann
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • This Week in History
  • DFC in the Community update
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 30
  • Played for Both featuring Robert Connor
  • Where are they now?
  • Profile on visitors Aberdeen
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news

How To Watch

As well as being live on BT Sport, the full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Friday evening. A shorter highlights package will be available to view on Saturday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.