Hibernian – Preview

Dundee travel to Easter Road on Saturday for the first time in four years when they face Hibernian in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Hibernian v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Saturday 4th November 2017

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Easter Road Stadium

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1875

STADIUM: Easter Road

CAPACITY: 20,421

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Neil Lennon

CHAIRMAN: Rod Petrie

NICKNAME: The Hibees

MASCOT: Sunshine the Leith Lynx

CLUB COLOURS: Green and White

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) winners: 1902/03, 1947/48

Scottish League A Division (1st tier) winners: 1950/51, 1951/52

Scottish Cup winners: 1886/97. 1901/02, 2015/16

Scottish League Cup winners: 1972/73, 1991/92, 2006/07

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) winners: 1983/94,

1894/95, 1932/33

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 1980/81, 1998/99

SPFL Championship (2nd tier) winners: 2016/17

Drybrough Cup winners: 1972/73, 1973/74

Summer Cup winners: 1942, 1964

Southern League Cup winners: 1943/44

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 65,860 v Hearts, Scottish League, 2/1/1950

RECORD WIN: 15-1 v Peeble Rovers, Scottish Cup, 11/2/1961

WEBSITE: www.hibernianfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Easter Road for Sat-Nav is Easter Road Stadium, 12 Albion Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5QG.

Easter Road Stadium is approx. thirty minutes from Edinburgh Airport, five minutes from Waverley Station and within easy reach of the main routes to Dundee, the South and West. The Stadium is situated on the north east side of the City of Edinburgh and is on the east side of Easter Road, in Albion Place/Road. Dundee Supporters will be accommodated in the South Stand.

MATCH OFFICIALS

REFEREE: John Beaton

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Kylie Cockburn

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Ivan Stankovic

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Graham Beaton

John Beaton became a referee in 2001 and was admitted to the SFA senior list in 2005 before becoming a Category 1 referee in 2009. He has refereed at the UEFA U17 Championship Qualifying Tournament in 2009 and the Scottish Junior Cup Final.  Beaton became a FIFA referee in 2012 and referred the Estonia v Belgium World Cup qualifier in June which featured Dundee’s Henrik Ojamaa.

Beaton was last in charge of a Dundee game in September when he officiated the Betfred Cup quarter-final match with Celtic at Dens.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Local Bus Service – The Lothian Region Transport buses depart Princes Street every few minutes and stop in London Road at Easter Road, which is only a few minutes walk to the Stadium. Route maps are located at most bus stops.

Train Service – Edinburgh Waverley is well served by trains from Dundee and all over the country adjoins Princes Street. The Stadium is about a 20-25 minute walk from Princes Street. There is a taxi rank situated within the Station.

Car Travel

From the North – From the A8000, the M9 Motorway and then the M8 Motorway for Edinburgh. Directions are then as “From the West”.

Coach Parking – Coaches (including Minibuses) should follow the routes detailed above up to London Road, then into Montrose Terrace and Regent Road. Regent Road is reserved for Visiting Coach Parking only, under Police direction. Supporters are required to disembark and embark in this area, then walk down Easter Road, right into Bothwell Street, over the footbridge to Albion Road. This is approx a 10 minute walk. Please note that Coaches /Minibuses are not permitted in the vicinity of the Stadium either to drop off or pick-up supporters.

Spectator Parking

Parking in the area of the Stadium is controlled by a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (coned areas).

A tow-away scheme is in operation for illegally parked vehicles. Persons with disabilities displaying a valid Disabled Parking Badges on their vehicles will be permitted to park on the south side of St Clair Street under the direction of Parking Attendants/Police.

Head to Head v Hibernian

LEAGUE: Won 78, Draw 49, Loss 89

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Draw 5, Loss 3

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Draw 2, Loss 7

TOTALS: Won 88, Draw 56, Loss 99

Last Five Dundee v Hibernian Matches

27/8/2017 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 6,004 | Holt

18/5/2013 | Away | SPL | Lost 1-0 | 9,522

19/1/2013 | Away | SPL | Drew 1-1 | 10,386 | Baird

17/11/2012 | Home | SPL | Won 3-1 | 6,743 | Benedictus, Milne, McBride

6/10/2012 | Away | SPL | Lost 3-0 | 10,163

Last Meeting

A 1-1 draw at home to Hibernian in August gave Dundee their first point of the season and allowed them to move off the bottom of the table before the start of the international break. An early Kevin Holt penalty put the Dee ahead. Anthony Stokes equalised late in the first half and although Hibs went on to dominate possession Dundee held on for a draw.

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr (c), Hendry, Waddell, Holt, Vincent (Wolters 57), Kamara, (O’Hara 81), Deacon, El Bakhtaoui, Allan, McGowan

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Hateley, Williams, Spence, Piggott.

Goal: Holt (8 pen).

Booked: Kamara (foul on McGinn), Wolters (foul on Gray).

Hibernian: Marciano, Gray (c), McGregor (Ambrose, at half time), Hanlon, Whittaker, Slivka, Bartley, McGinn, Barker (McGeouch 78), S Murray (F Murray 75), Stokes

Unused subs: Laidlaw (gk), Fontaine, Matulevicius, Stevenson.

Goals: Stokes (39).

Booked: Stokes (foul on Bain), McGinn (foul on Deacon).

Attendance: 6,004.

Referee: Don Robertson. Assistants: Sean Carr, Dougie Potter. Fourth official: Alan Muir.

Hibernian’s Season So Far

New promoted Hibernian had a tricky Betfred Cup group as their section was the only one with two Premiership sides but they won the group ahead of Ross County.

Hibs opened their season with a comfortable home win over Montrose with new signing Simon Murray scoring twice on his debut and he would score seven goals in total in the group stages.

Hibs’ second match was a trip up to Dingwall to face Ross County and after a 0-0 draw, Ross County took the advantage in the group by winning the bonus point on penalties.

Undeterred Hibs smashed Arbroath 6-1 at home and then Alloa 3-0 away and when Ross County could only draw at Arbroath and pick up another penalty bonus point, Hibs won the group on goal difference.

Despite not getting a seeding, Hibs drew Ayr United at home who had a 100% record in the competition but it was an easy night at Easter Road as they progressed with a 5-0 win.

In the Premiership, Hibs returned to the top flight with an impressive 3-1 win at home to Partick Thistle after they had unfurled their Championship winning flag but they followed that up with an even more impressive result at Ibrox.

After going behind after just three minutes, Hibs bounced back and went into the break 2-1 ahead. Their case was helped by the sending off of Rangers’ Ryan Jack and new signing Vykintas Slivka put them 3-1 ahead on 65 minutes with a stunning volley.

Rangers pulled one back late on but it didn’t detract from a superb 3-2 win which announced that Hibs were well and truly back in the top tier.

However the following week they slipped to a surprise 3-1 defeat at home to Hamilton and then drew 1-1 with Dundee at Dens.

Hibs followed that up with two more draws with St Johnstone and Motherwell before defeating Livington 3-2 at home in the Betfred Cup but their League Cup progressed was halted at the semi-final stage where they lost 4-2 to Celtic at Hampden.

In the Premiership however Hibs earned a superb 2-2 draw at Celtic Park and the highlight of their campaign so far was the 1-0 derby win over Hearts thanks to an early Simon Murray strike.

Hibs will host Dundee on a high after defeating Kilmarnock 3-0 at Rugby Park on Tuesday; a result which propelled the Hibees into third.

Top Scorers

HIBERNIAN: S Murray 12; Stokes 8; Boyle 5; McGinn 4; F Murray, Porteous 2

DUNDEE: Moussa 6; El Bahktaoui, Leitch-Smith 4; Hendry, Waddell 2

Matchday Programme

Hibernian’s match programme is a 68 page full colour edition packed with features and interviews and also includes a collectors card each week. Priced £3 it will be available in and around the ground from 1.30pm.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the Hibernian match are now available to buy from the ticket office at Dundee Direct at Dens Park.

Ticket prices are bas follows:

Adults: £22

Over 65: £!2

Under 18: £12

Students (with valid matriculation card): £12

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the 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

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.