Hamilton – Preview

Dundee travel to Lanarkshire to face Hamilton Academical in the first Premiership away game of the season and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Hamilton Academical v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Saturday 12th August 2017

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: The SuperSeal Stadium

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: The SuperSeal Stadium

CAPACITY: 6,018

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,

1987/88, 2007/08

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.

1992/93

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 28,690 v Hearts, 1937 (Douglas Park)

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 34

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 38

Last Five Dundee v Hamilton Academical Matches

20/5/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 2,612

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

Last Meeting

Dundee brought down the curtain on the season with a 4-0 defeat at Hamilton that saved the home side from automatic relegation. First half goals from Rakish Bingham and Ioannis Skondras gave Accies a comfortable half time lead. In a low key second half Accies were able to help themselves to further goals from Dougie Imrie’s penalty kick and Ali Crawford.

Hamilton Academical: Matthews, Devlin (Donati 35), McMann, Skondras, Redmond (Goillespie 79), MacKinnon, Crawford, Imrie, Templeton (Longridge 60), Bingham

Unused subs: Woods (gk), Docherty, D’Acol, Watson

Goals: Bingham (23), Skondras (25), Imrie (55 pen), Crawford (75)

Booked: Gogic (foul on Wighton).

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr, Gadzhalov, O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara (Williams 71), Ross (Wighton 28), Vincent, El Bahktaoui, McGowan, Haber (Ojamaa h/t)

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Dryden, Higgins, Smith.

Booked: El Bakhtaoui (foul on Imrie)

Attendance: 2,612

Referee: Crawford Allan. Assistants: Alan Mulvanney, David Roome. Fourth official: Mat Northcroft.

Hamilton’s Season So Far

Accies opened their season with a 3-1 Betfred Cup victory away at Lowland League side East Kilbride and went on to top their group. It wasn’t all plain sailing however as they required two bonus points from penalty kick wins after a 1-1 draw with Queen of the South at home and a 4-4 draw with Albion Rovers away.

In their final group game top spot was sealed with a 3-0 win at home against Stenhousemuir with Hamilton scoring 11 goals in their four games.

They failed to hit the target however in their first Premiership game when they went down 2-0 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

Hamilton then had to complete a double header with The Dons when they drew them at home in the second round of the Betfred Cup and despite an improved performance from the one at Pittodrie, they still went down 1-0 and out the League Cup.

Top Scorers

HAMILTON ACADEMICAL: Boyd, Crawford, Want 2; Bingham, Donati, Longridge, Mackinnon, Templeton 1

DUNDEE: Moussa 5; Hendry, El Bahktaoui 2; O’Hara, McGowan 1

Ticketing Information

The match at the SuperSeal Stadium is pay at the gate and the Dundee fans will be housed in the Spice of Life (North) Stand.

Prices are as follows:

ADULTS £22

CONCESSIONS £12

Concessions are over 65 years and Under 18s

Matchday Programme

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 and 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 Friday.

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.