Aberdeen – Preview

Dundee first home game in the Ladbrokes Premiership sees Aberdeen come to the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Aberdeen

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 11th August 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at 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.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Bobby Madden

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Alastair Mather
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graeme Leslie

FOURTH OFFICIAL: David Dickinson

Head to Head v Aberdeen

LEAGUE: Won 42, Drawn 66, Lost 103

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 9, Lost 12

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 10

TOTALS: Won 54, Drawn 79, Lost 125

Last Five Dundee v Aberdeen Matches

  1. 17/3/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 15,208
  2. 8/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 6,451
  3. 19/8/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 15,646 | Deacon
  4. 31/3/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 7-0 | 7,314
  5. 27/1/2017 | Away Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 10,512

Last Meeting

Graeme Shinnie’s first half goal consigned Dundee to defeat in Aberdeen last March. The midfielder fired home five minutes after A-Jay Leitch-Smith had squandered Dundee’s best chance of a lacklustre 90 minutes.

Aberdeen: Woodman, Logan, Shinnie, Considine, O’Connor, McKenna, Nwakali (Stewart 71), McLean, Christie, McGinn (Mackay-Steven 90+2), May (Rooney 90)

Unused Subs: Rogers, Arnason, Ball, Cosgrove

Goal: Shinnie 35′

Dundee: Parish, Holt, Caulker, O’Dea, Leitch-Smith, Kamara, Moussa (Murray 45), O’Hara, McGowan, Deacon, Meekings (Kerr 78)

Unused Subs: Ferrie, El Bakhtaoui, Aurtenetxe, Lambert, Curran

Referee: Willie Collum

Attendance: 15,208

Aberdeen’s Season So Far

Finishing second last season meant Aberdeen’s 2018/19 campaign started in the Europa League 2nd qualifying round where they drew English Premiership club Burnley.

In the first leg at Pittodrie Gary MacKay-Steven gave The Dons a first half lead from the spot but a late Sam Vokes equaliser denied Aberdeen a famous win. Aberdeen then acquitted themselves superbly in the second leg at Turf Moor where they took the gave to extra time after a fantastic overhead kick equaliser by Lewis Ferguson but goals from Cork and Barnes when enough to see the English Premier League side through.

Aberdeen’s league campaign started against Rangers at Pittodrie last Sunday and after the Ibrox men went down to ten men early on, they took the lead through a James Travernier penalty. However in injury time substitute Bruce Anderson rescued a point with a goal on his debut.   

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa, Mendy 2; Wighton, Madianaga, Spence, McGowan, Ngwatala 1

ABERDEEN: MacKay-Steven, Ferguson, Anderson 1

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now available for the match against Aberdeen at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park.

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

For the 2018/19 season Dundee have again teamed up with Curtis Sport to produce our match programme and the Aberdeen programme is a full, colour 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews.

Priced just £3 The Dee will available from the club shop Dundee Direct and inside the ground.

This week’s programme is a special 125th anniversary edition to mark Dundee’s first ever match on August 12th 1893 and features a history of the Club from that inaugural game up to the present day.

If you can’t make the game but would still like a copy of the programme, it can be purchased from the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.co.uk

A seasonal Dundee FC programme subscription where every home programme from the 2018/19 season will be posted to your address can also purchased online from Curtis Sport. 

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Aberdeen match live on DeeTV with a virtual season ticket. You can sign up for DeeTV for just £12 a month or an annual fee of £120 on the official website where you will also have access to highlights, interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

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 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.