Aberdeen – Preview

We take on Aberdeen this Sunday in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park, kick off 3pm.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Aberdeen


DATE: Sunday 18th August 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


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,


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

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.

Ticket prices for the match have been set at – Adults £20 and Concessions £10.

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1).

There will be cash gates in operation in both the Main Stand and Bobby Cox Stand today.

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: William Collum

AR1 : Dougie Potter

AR2 : Ralph Gordon

Fourth Official : Andrew Dallas

Head to Head v Aberdeen

LEAGUE: Won 42, Drawn 66, Lost 106

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 9, Lost 12

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 10

TOTALS: Won 54, Drawn 79, Lost 128

Last Five Dundee v Aberdeen Matches

  1. 6/4/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 6,593
  2. 18/12/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 5-1 | 13,142 | C. Miller
  3. 11/8/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 7,581
  4. 17/3/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 15,208
  5. 8/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 6,451

Last Meeting

Aberdeen headed north from Dens with full points after a 2-0 win over the Dark Blues. Sam Cosgrove put the Dons went ahead with a penalty after 58 minutes. The game had been even and well contested by the Dee until then but Aberdeen went on to take charge and Cosgrove added a second as the visitors ended the game pushing for further goals.

Dundee FC 4-4-1-1

Kerr, Ryan McGowan, O’Dea (Kusunga 38), Ralph
Jesse Curran, Robson, Moore (Nelson 67), O’Sullivan
Paul McGowan (c)
Craig Curran (Miller 71)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Dales, Hadenius, Horsfield.

Booked: McGowan (foul on Cosgrove), Ralph (foul on Stewart).

Aberdeen FC 4-3-3

Ball, Considine, McKenna, Lowe
Stewart (May 81), Ferguson, Shinnie (c)
McGinn (Gleeson 65), Cosgrove, McLennan (Ross 87)

Unused subs: Cerny (gk), Halford, Devlin, Wilson.

Goals: Cosgrove (58 pen, 76).

Booked: Lowe (foul on Kerr).

Attendance: 6,593.

Referee: Andrew Dallas. Assistants: Alan Mulvanny, John McCrossan. Fourth Official: Lloyd Wilson.

Aberdeen’s Season So Far

It’s been a mixed bag of a start for Aberdeen this season.

They started their Europa League campaign with two 2-1 victories to progress against Finnish side RoPS.

The next qualifying round saw them paired with Georgian side Chikhura Sachkhere and after a 1-1 draw away they eased through with a 5-0 victory at Pittodrie.

Sam Cosgrove had taken his tally for the season to six in the second leg and continued his scoring form in the opening Ladbrokes Premiership match at home to Hearts.

He found the net twice more as they ran out 3-2 winners.

Back in European action but this time it wasn’t the result they were looking for as Croatian side Rijeka handed Derek McInnes’ side their first defeat of the season, 2-0.

Then last Sunday an early strike saw them fall to St. Mirren in league action to make it back to back defeats.

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the game in and around the ground and in the club shop Dundee Direct, priced £3. It is a full, colour 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week includes:

  • A message from manager James McPake
  • A profile on new signing Josh Todd
  • Profile on visitors Aberdeen
  • Junior Dees News
  • DFC in the Community update
  • Dundee Supporters Association news

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 for £95.

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 Championship 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 Sunday along with exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players and highlights.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Friday.