Arbroath | Match Preview

Dundee host Angus neighbours Arbroath on Saturday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Arbroath

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Saturday 5th October 2019

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Arbroath at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office within Dundee Direct

The prices are as follows:

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 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2
Under 12 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

The ticket office is often busy on a matchday and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on a matchday.

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

There will be Pay at the Gate in the Main Stand for Dundee supporters.

A reminder that season tickets holders can claim two free tickets for any match throughout the season.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1878

STADIUM: Gayfield Park


PITCH SIZE: 105m x 65m

MANAGER: Dick Campbell

CHAIRMAN: Mike Caird

NICKNAME: The Red Lichties


HONOURS: SPFL League One (3rd tier) champions: 2018/19

Scottish League Third Division (4th tier) champions: 2010/11

SPFL League Two (4th Tier) champions: 2016/17

Scottish Qualifying Cup winners: 1903

RECORD WIN: 36-0 v Bon Accord, Scottish Cup, 12/9/1885


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 – Alan Newlands

AR1 – Drew Kirkland

AR2 – Craig Ferguson

Head to Head v Arbroath

LEAGUE: Won 17, Drawn 3, Lost 7

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 0

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 0

TOTALS: Won 22, Drawn 3, Lost 7

Last Five Dundee v Arbroath Matches

  1. 23/7/2011 | Away | Challenge Cup | Won 2-1 AET | 1,761 | Milne, O’Donnell
  2. 17/9/1995 | Home | Challenge Cup | Won 5-0 | 2,205 | Britton (4), Shaw
  3. 6/5/1979 | Home | First Division | Lost 2-0 | 8,385 |
  4. 28/10/1978 | Away | First Division | Won 1-0 | 3,852 | Wells og
  5. 19/8/1978 | Home | First Division | Won 2-0 | 6,826 | Sinclair, Pirie

Last Meeting

The sides last met in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup in the opening game of the 2011/12 season when Stephen O’Donnell netted an extra-time winner to send The Dee through 2-1.

Arbroath midfielder Gavin Swankie came close to opening his account for the season after six minutes but his close-range strike cannoned off the crossbar.

The home side were indebted to their goalkeeper Darren Hill, who showed brilliant agility to keep out shots by Steven Milne and Jamie McCluskey in quick succession.

Hill’s heroics continued after the break as he pulled off a fingertip save to deny McCluskey once again.

Arbroath opened the scoring against the run of play after 77 minutes when Steven Doris crossed for Jordan Elfverson to meet with a decisive header.

However, the lead was short-lived as Milne headed an equaliser moments later to finally breach Hill’s resistance.

O’Donnell grabbed the decisive goal for Dundee two minutes into extra-time by meeting Ryan Conroy’s corner with a well-placed header.

Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, Malcolm, Busch, McAnespie, Falkingham (Gibson 67’), Kerr, Swankie, Sheerin, Bryce (Elfverson 73’)

Unused subs: White, Wedderburn, Sibanda

Goals: Elfverson (77)

Booked: Malcolm, Sheerin

Dundee: Douglas, Irvine, Lockwood, Benedictus (McKeown 109’), Weston, Chisholm, O’Donnell, McClusky, Hyde (McIntosh 71’), Milne, Conroy

Unused subs: Gibson, McGregor, Reid

Goals: Milne (79), O’Donnell (91)

Attendance: 1,761

Referee: Craig Charleston

Arbroath’s Season So Far

Arbroath’s season started with a 2-1 home win over Elgin City in the Betfred Cup and followed that up with an impressive 6-1 win at Stirling Albion. The Smokies travelled to Easter Road next where they lost 3-2 and a 3-2 loss to fellow Championship side Alloa in the final group game saw them exit the competition.

On their League One winners Flag Day, Arbroath opened their Ladbrokes Championship campaign with a 0-0 draw with Queen of the South and continued to put points on the board with wins against Alloa and Dunfermline and a draw with Partick.

In the Challenge Cup Arbroath shocked Dundee United by knocking them out on penalties and nearly took points off them in the league a fortnight later when United needed two late goals to win 2-1.

Last weekend The Litchties went down 3-0 at home to joint league leaders Ayr United.

Top Scorers:

DUNDEE: Johnson 5; Nelson 4; McGhee 2: Curran, Hemmings, Kerr 1

ARBROATH: Linn, 3: Thomson, Donnelly, Gold, Spence 2, Kader, Doris, McKenna, Hamilton 1

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Arbroath 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 James McPake
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A profile of recent signing Graham Dorrans
  • A look back at DFC’s Centenary Season
  • Profile on visitors Arbroath
  • Played for Both featuring Andy Penman
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Around the Boardroom
  • Club 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 will be able to watch the Arbroath 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 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 Saturday evening along with a shorter highlights package and exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

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