Aberdeen – Preview

Dundee take on Aberdeen in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday 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 6th April 2019

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 winners: 1982/83

UEFA Super Cup winners: 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 winners: 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

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

Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By Car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (eg Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Travelling from the North (Grampian)

As you approach Dundee on the A90 you will arrive at the Kingway at the Shell garage, continue straight ahead (A929) then turn right at the traffic lights along Clepington Road, follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’.

Travelling from The North (Inverness-shire)

Follow the A9 South and follow signs for Perth. Once you reach the Broxden Roundabout follow signs for Dundee. As you approach Dundee at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’ until you reach the stadium.

Parking arrangements for “Blue Badge” holders are as follows:
Home Support – East Side of Provost Road heading from Sandeman Street to Dens Road
Away Support – East side of North Isla Street

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Match Officials

REFEREE: Andrew Dallas

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Alan Mulvanny
ASSISTANT REFEREE: John McCrossan

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Lloyd Wilson

Head to Head v Aberdeen

LEAGUE: Won 42, Drawn 66, Lost 105

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 9, Lost 12

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 10

TOTALS: Won 54, Drawn 79, Lost 127

Last Five Dundee v Aberdeen Matches

  1. 18/12/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 5-1 | 13,142 | C. Miller
  2. 11/8/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 7,581
  3. 17/3/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 15,208
  4. 8/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 6,451
  5. 19/8/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 15,646 | Deacon

Last Meeting

Dundee went down to a heavy 5-1 defeat against Aberdeen at Pittodrie last December. Sam Cosgrove scored twice before half time and Andy Considine made it three early in the second half. After Connor McLennan made it four, Calvin Miller pulled a goal back for the Dee before Considine completed the scoring with his second of the night.

Aberdeen: Lewis, Logan, McKenna, Considine, Lowe, Ferguson, Shinnie, McLennan, May (Ball 61’), McGinn (Wilson 68’), Cosgrove (Forrester 77’)

Unused subs: Cerny (gk), Gleeson, Wright, Anderson.

Goals: Cosgrove (15, 43), Considine (49’, 72’), McLennan (55’).

Booked: Ball (foul on Calvin Miller).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Kusunga (Boyle 17’), O’Dea, Ralph, Curran, Spence (Kamara 49), Woods, Calvin Miller, McGowan, Kenny Miller (c) (Källman 61’)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Nabi, Inniss, Moore.

Goal: Calvin Miller (67’).

Booked: Ralph (foul on McLennan), Woods (dissent), McGowan (foul on Shinnie).

Attendance: 13,142 (337 Dees).

Referee: Nick Walsh. Assistants: Ralph Gordon, Joseph Lawson. Fourth Official: Steven Kirkland.

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 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.   

Aberdeen’s next match was a 1-0 win over Dundee at Dens thanks to a Gary Mackay-Steven penalty and followed that up with a 4-0 win over St Mirren in the League Cup and a 1-1 draw at Hibs before their first defeat of the season at Kilmarnock.

The Dons would go all the way to the Betfred Cup Final after knocking out Hibs in the quarters on penalties and Rangers 1-0 in the semis at Hampden but lost 1-0 to Celtic in the final at the start of the month.

Aberdeen’s Premiership campaign had been mixed with wins over Motherwell, St Mirren (twice), Hamilton, Killie, Livingston and Hibs, coupled with defeats to Celtic, Hearts and Motherwell but the highlight came four days after the League Cup Final defeat when they returned to Glasgow and beat league leaders Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox.

After defeating Dundee in December The Dons finished the year with wins over Hearts and Livi as well as an exciting 4-3 defeat to Celtic and Pittodrie and returned from the winter break with wins over Hamilton and Hibs and a draw with Killie.

In the Scottish Cup The Reds needed two matches to dispose of Stenhousemuir before knocking out Dundee’s conquerors Queen of the South out in the next round.

In the quarter-final Aberdeen drew Rangers at home and were looking for revenge for a recent 4-2 defeat in the Premiership. After a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie Aberdeen travelled to Glasgow for the second time in four days (after drawing 0-0 at Celtic Park) and recorded a sensational 2-0 win in the replay to set up a semi-final with Celtic at Hampden.

In the league Aberdeen’s home form has been patchy with a defeat to Hamilton and draws with St Mirren and Livingston while away from Pittodrie there had been recent wins over Hibs and St Johnstone before last weekend’s 2-1 defeat Tynecastle knocked The Dons out of the top three.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Nelson 4; P. McGowan 3; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, J. Curran Wright 2

ABERDEEN: Cosgrove 20; McGinn 9; MacKay-Steven 7; Ferguson 6; Considine 5; McLennan, Shinnie 4, Wilson, May 3

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Aberdeen game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Jim McIntyre
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A look back at the European Cup run in 1963
  • A look back at last week’s DFC Hall of Fame event
  • Profile on visitors Aberdeen
  • Played for Both featuring Jonny Pattillo
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • DFC in the Community update

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 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 night while a shorter highlights package will be available 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.