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Aberdeen – Preview

Dundee travel to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen this Saturday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Aberdeen v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 19th August 2017

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Pittodrie Stadium

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

Aberdeen FC’s home is Pittodrie Stadium, located close to the city centre of Aberdeen, and is easily reachable by car, bus and train.

By Car/Coach:

The full address for Sat-Nav is Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie St, Aberdeen AB24 5QH

Parking in the stadium car parks is reserved for pass holders, with a limited number of spaces available on a first come, first served basis for disabled badge holders. The police will direct buses to coach parking areas at the stadium. There is a limited amount of free car parking available in streets around the stadium but be aware that there are match day restrictions on parking – check the signs.

By Bus/Train:

There are regular bus and train services from Dundee to Aberdeen. The bus and train stations in Aberdeen are right next door to each other. On exiting the stations onto Guild Street, cross to the entrance to the Trinity Centre. Continue straight through the centre on to Union Street. It is possible to walk to Pittodrie from here by turning right and heading up towards King Street. Continue along King Street until you see Pittodrie Street on the right. By this point Pittodrie is easily visible. There are buses from Union Street that take you to Pittodrie. A number 13 (towards Seaton) will drop you off on Golf Road with Pittodrie on the left. A number 1 (towards Danestone), 2 (towards Ashwood), or X40 (towards Dubford) will drop you off on King Street. The best stop is the one after King Street Bus Depot, then make your way down Pittodrie Street or Merkland Road on the right.

Head to Head v Aberdeen

LEAGUE: Won 42, Drawn 66, Lost 100

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 9, Lost 12

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 10

TOTALS: Won 54, Drawn 79, Lost 122

Last Five Dundee v Aberdeen Matches

31/3/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 7-0 | 7,314

27/1/2017 | Away Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 10,512

18/9/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 6,321 | Holt

22/1/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 11,805

5/12/2015 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 6,327

Last Meeting

Dundee’s miserable March 2017 reached a painful conclusion with a 7-0 hammering at home by Aberdeen. Defender Andrew Considine scored twice in the first half, with Adam Rooney and Kenny McLean adding a goal apiece to put the Dons 4-0 up at the break. Ryan Jack and Niall McGinn added further goals after half time before Considine completed his hat trick near the end.

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, O’Dea (c), Gomis, Holt, Hateley (Ojamaa at half time), McGowan, O’Hara, Vincent, Ross (Wighton at half time), El Bakhtaoui

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Williams, Klok, Higgins.

Booked: Kerr (foul on Shinnie)

Aberdeen: Lewis, Logan, Taylor, O’Connor, Considine, Jack, Shinnie, McGinn (Ross 75), McLean (Christie 60), Hayes (Wright 69), Rooney

Unused subs: Alexander (gk), Pawlett, Anderson, Storey.

Goals: Considine (16, 38, 84), Rooney (24), McLean (33), Jack (50), McGinn (73).

Attendance: 7,314 (2,495 Aberdeen fans)

Referee: Alan Muir. Assistants: David McGeachie, Graeme Leslie. Fourth official: Crawford Allan

Aberdeen’s Season So Far

Aberdeen’s season started on July 13th with a two legged Europa League with NK Siroki Brijeg and after a 1-1 at Pittodrie, The Dons secured a superb 2-0 win in Bosnia thanks to goals from ex-Dee Greg Stewart and ex-Arab Gary MacKay-Steven scoring their first goals for the club.

In the next round Aberdeen drew Apollon Limassol and despite winning the home leg 2-1 this time, crashed out after a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Cyprus.

Aberdeen opened their domestic campaign with a double header against Hamilton Academical and after a 2-0 win in the opening Premiership game at Pittodrie, knocked the Accies out the Betfred Cup three days later with a 1-0 win at the SuperSeal Stadium.

Aberdeen’s second league game was a tough trip to Dingwall and after going behind in the 2nd minute, rallied to win 2-1 with goals from Reynolds and Logan.

Top Scorers

ABERDEEN: Christie 2; Shinnie, Stewart, MacKay-Steven, Logan, McLean, O’Connor, Reynolds, Storey 1

DUNDEE: Moussa 5; Hendry, El Bahktaoui 2; O’Hara, McGowan 1

Ticketing Information

Dundee fans will be seated in the South Stand sections P,Q and R which can be accessed from Park Road.

This match will be cash for all visiting supporters and tickets will need to be purchased from a ticket booth next to the turnstiles before entering the ground.

The prices for the match are as follows:

Adults – £26

Over 65 – £19

FTE / Over 75 – £15

Under 18s – £10

Under 12s – £6

Fans should arrive as early as possible to avoid any queues or delays at the ticket booth

Matchday Programme

Aberdeen’s award winning programme Red Matchday is produced by our programme partner Curtis Sport and is a full colour 64 page edition with a number of articles about the visiting team.

Priced £3 it will be available in and around Pittodrie Stadium from 2pm. It can also be purchased online on the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.com if you can’t make the match but still want a programme or if you wish to pre-order and have it sent to your home.

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the Aberdeen 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.

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