Dundee travel to Lanarkshire to face Hamilton Academical in the final game of the season and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.
FIXTURE: Hamilton Academical v Dundee
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
DATE: Saturday 20th May 2017
KICK OFF: 3.00pm
VENUE: The SuperSeal Stadium
STADIUM: The SuperSeal Stadium
PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m
MANAGER: Martin Canning
CHAIRMAN: Les Gray
NICKNAME: The Accies
MASCOT: Hammy the Hamster
CLUB COLOURS: Red and white
HONOURS: Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1903/04
Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1985/86,
SPFL Premiership Play-Off winners: 2013/14
Scottish League Third Division (fourth tier) winners: 2000/01
Scottish League Challenge Cup (B&Q Cup) winners: 1991/92.
RECORD WIN: 10-2 v Greenock Morton, SPFL Championship, May 3rd 2014
CLUB WEBSITE: www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk
Getting to the Ground
The full address of The SuperSeal Stadium for Sat-Nav is The SuperSeal Stadium, New Douglas Park, Cadzow Avenue, Hamilton, ML3 0FT
Hamilton advise that there are a number of free spaces to be had within the car park at South Lankarshire Council on Almada Street next to the University of the West of Scotland campus.
The SuperSeal Stadium is located less than two minutes away from Hamilton West Station, with the two sites connected via a convenient walkway.
Head to Head v Hamilton Academical
LEAGUE: Won 69, Drawn 31, Lost 33
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 1
LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 2
CHALLENGE CUP: Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1
TOTAL: Won 75, Drawn 34, Lost 37
Last Five Dundee v Hamilton Academical Matches
15/4/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 6,489
18/10/2016 | Away | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 1,853 | McGowan
19/8/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,287 | O’Hara
7/5/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,757
9/4/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 2,764 | Harkins
In the last game before the Premeriship split, Dundee’s dreadful run of form continued with a 2-0 defeat at home to Hamilton. On a day when the first goal was vital Accies took the lead with a penalty by Alex D’Acol midway through the first half. Michael Devlin’s late goal confirmed Hamilton’s win which turned out to be Paul Hartley’s last game in charge at Dens.
Dundee FC: Bain, Higgins, O’Dea (c), Holt, Hateley, Vincent (O’Hara 66), McGowan, Kerr (Ojamaa 69), El Bakhtaoui, Haber, Wighton
Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Ross, Gadzhalov, Gomis, Smith.
Hamilton Academical: Matthews, Skondras, Sarris, Devlin (c), McMann, Donati, Imrie, Docherty (Gogic 79), MacKinnon, Bingham (Redmond 76), D’Acol (Brophy 82)
Unused subs: Woods (gk), Longridge, Templeton, Adams.
Goals: D’Acol (22 pen), Devlin (83).
Booked: Bingham (foul on Kerr).
Attendance: 6,489 (270 away supporters).
Referee: John Beaton. Assistants: Douglas Ross, David Doig. Fourth official: Kevin Graham.
Hamilton’s Season So Far
Accies’ season started off with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Ayr United in their opening Betfred Cup match but they bounced back and won their next three matches 3-0 v St Mirren (h), 4-2 v Edinburh City (a) and 2-1 v Livingston (h) to top their group.
However in the first knockout round Hamilton crashed out to Championship side Morton at the Superseal Stadium. Dougie Imrie had given the Accies an early lead from the spot but Jim Duffy’s men hit back with goals from Ross Forbes and Jai Quitongo to shock their Premiership hosts 2-1 and progress to the quarter-finals.
Hamilton’s league campaign had a much more positive start with a very credible 1-1 draw with Premiership new boys Rangers. Ali Crawford stunned the capacity Ibrox crowd with a stunning strike before the break before Martin Waghorn drew the sides level on the hour and it stayed like that to give Hamilton their first point in Govan since 1938!
They followed that up with a defeat to Kilmarnock and a draw and Dens and since then have been in and around the bottom two all season.
Like Dundee last season, too many draws are hindering the Accies’ progress with 14 to date but they have proven to be a more than capable side on their day, having defeated Aberdeen twice this season.
In the Scottish Cup Hamilton knocked out Kilmarnock at Rugby Park and then Dunfermline after a replay but in the quarter-finals couldn’t replicate their famous win at Ibrox 30 years ago when they went down heavily 6-0 to Graeme Murty’s Rangers.
Since then further heavy defeats to Hearts (4-0) and Rangers (4-0) in the Premiership kept them in relegation trouble but a pre-split wins against St Johnstone and Dundee a draw at Motherwell in the Lanarkshire derby has lifted them out of the play off spot.
However since the split they have dropped back into 11th after four straight defeats to Kilmarnock, Inverness Motherwell and Ross County and so with Inverness just a point behind, need a victory against Dundee to avoid automatic relegation and head into the play offs.
DUNDEE: Haber 9; Stewart 6; O’Hara 5; McGowan, O’Dea, Loy 4
HAMILTON ACADEMICAL: Crawford, D’Acol 9; Imrie 6; Bingham 4; Donati, Longridge 3
Tickets will be available at the turnstiles at the SuperSeal Stadium.
Prices as follows:
Concessions are over 65 years and Under 18s
Hamilton’s match programme is a 54 page, full colour A5 edition.which features detailed pen pictures of the away team and a couple of Head to Head articles.
Priced £2.50 Academia is available in around around the SuperSeal Stadium and in The Accies club shop in the main stand
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the Hamilton match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Sunday 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.