Motherwell Preview

Dundee host Motherwell at Dens on Saturday in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Motherwell

COMPETITION: William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round

DATE: Saturday 10th February 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1886


CAPACITY: 13,667

PITCH SIZE: 104m x 67m

MANAGER: Steve Robinson

CHAIRMAN: James McMahon

NICKNAME: The Steelmen

MASCOTs: Claret & Amber

CLUB COLOURS: Claret and Amber

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1931/32

Scottish Cup winners: 1952, 1991

League Cup winners: 1950/51

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1953/54, 1968/69

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) champions: 1981/82, 1984/85

Summer Cup: 1943/44, 1964/65

RECORD WIN: 12-1 v Dundee United, Scottish League B Division 1954


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.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Bobby Madden




Head to Head v Motherwell

LEAGUE: Won 91, Drawn 42, Lost 67

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 4

LEAGUE CUP: Won 11, Drawn 1, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 107, Drawn 47, Lost 80

Last Five Dundee v Motherwell Matches

23/12/2017 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,173 | McGowan

25/10/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,254

29/4/2017 | Away | Premiership | Won 3-2 | 4,919 | O’Hara, Haber (2)

25/2/2017 | Away | Premiership | Won 5-1 | 4,002 | Jules (og), Haber (2), O’Hara, Wighton

5/11/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 5,461 | Kerr, Haber

Last Meeting

Dundee had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw against Motherwell at Fir Park two days before Christmas. Paul McGowan put the Dee ahead a minute into the second half only for Craig Tanner to equalise from the penalty spot after an hour. From then till the final whistle Dundee battered their hosts, who managed to hold out despite having to play 20 minutes with 10 men after Elliott Frear was injured after Well had committed all their substitutes. Dundee saw the ball come back into play from the woodwork three times and would have claimed a deserved victory if Well keeper Trevor Carson had not saved superbly from Josh Meekings in injury time.

Motherwell FC: Carson, Kipré, Hartley, Dunne, Cadden (Rose 53), Grimshaw (Frear 52), McHugh (c), Tait, Bigirimana
Tanner, Bowman (Newell 52)

Unused subs: Xen0dochov (gk), Hammell, Petravicius, Campbell.

Goal: Tanner (60 pen) .

Booked: Rose (simulation), Bigirimana (foul on Kamara).

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr (c), Hendry, Meekings, Aurtenetxe, O’Hara, Kamara, McGowan, Leitch-Smith, El Bakhtaoui (Allan 65), Moussa

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Holt, O’Dea, Haber, Curran, Waddell.

Booked: Moussa (foul on Hartley), Kerr (foul on Dunne).

Attendance: 4,173 (535 Dees).

Referee: Don Robertson. Assistants: Andrew McWilliam, Daniel McFarlane. Fourth official: Grant Irvine.

Motherwell’s Season So Far

Motherwell kicked off their season at Hampden with a 5-1 win over Queens Park in the Betfred Cup and qualified from their section with a 100% record after further wins against Morton, Edinburgh City and Berwick Rangers.

Motherwell reached the League Cup Final after three superb wins, firstly 3-2 against Ross County in Dingwall, then 3-0 at home to Aberdeen in the quarter-final and then a brilliant 2-0 win over Rangers in the semi-final thanks to two goals from talisman Louis Moult who is joining Preston North End in January.

In the Final Motherwell ran Celtic but two early second half goals, the second a controversial penalty was enough to see the League Cup travel back across to the east end of Glasgow.

The Steelman’s Premiership campaign started with a 2-1 defeat to Rangers at Fir Park and a 4-1 loss to St Johnstone in Perth but bounced back with home wins over Ross County, Hearts and Kilmarnock.

A 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen three days after knocking them out the League Cup was then countered with wins against Partick, Hamilton, Dundee and Motherwell made it a league double over The Dons when they won 1-0 at Pittodrie in November.

The Betfred Cup Final was actually the first of a triple header with Celtic and that Hampden defeat was followed with a 1-1 draw at home which required a late Celtic equaliser and a 5-1 defeat at Celtic Park three days later.

After that Motherwell lost their next three against Hearts, Partick and Kilmarnock before drawing with The Dee two days before Christmas and they finished the year with defeats to Rangers and Hamilton.

However after the winter break they got revenge on their Lanarkshire rivals when they knocked the Accies out the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 win at Fir Park.

When the Premiership returned the Steelmen beat Ross County at home before a double header in Edinburgh where they drew with Hearts and lost 2-1 to Hibs and in their last game drew 1-1 with Partick at Fir Park.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 9; O’Hara, Leitch-Smith 6; El Bahktaoui, 5; Waddell 3

MOTHERWELL: Moult 13; Bowman 7; Tanner 6; Cadden 4; Hartley, Frear, Main 3

Ticketing Information

Tickets for our William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth round tie with Motherwell at Dens on the 10th of February are on sale now and the prices are as follows:

SENIORS (Over65) &
UNDER 18s £5

As an “added value” to season ticket holders and to encourage early purchase we would like to offer season tickets holders the following prices.

SENIORS (Over65) &
UNDER 18s £4

To obtain these prices season ticket holders would need to buy their tickets in advance with a cut of point of 5pm on Friday 9th February 2018.

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Motherwell 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
  • This Week in History
  • DFC in the Community Trust update
  • A look at one of the DFC 2018 Hall of Fame inductees
  • Where are they now?
  • Profile on visitors Motherwell
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news

The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the Ross County match live on DEETV or alternatively they can view it for just £5.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DEETV on Saturday while a shorter highlights package will be available to view during the weekend 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