Celtic – Preview

Dundee host Celtic in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Sunday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Celtic

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Sunday 17th March 2019

KICK-OFF: 12.30pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticket Information

Tickets are available now for the Celtic match and prices are as follows:

£30 (adults)

£22 concessions (Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID)

£15 Juveniles (under 18)

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 £38

Two adults and two children under 12 £68

With additional children under 12 at £ 8

Children under 18 in the family area are £ 15

Under 12 and Under 18 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

A limited number of tickets for the away end are available for locally based Celtic fans. Fans should be aware that proof of identity and address will be required to purchase these tickets. Away tickets are priced at £30 each and are limited to 2 per person and are only available in person at the ticket office at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park.

Home tickets can be bought at the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966  , or via the website at www.dundeefc.co.uk then click on “TICKETS” where you will be able not only to choose your seat but check on the view from seats in a particular area.

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

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1888

STADIUM: Celtic Park

CAPACITY: 60,411

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Neil Lennon

CHAIRMAN: Ian Bankier

NICKNAMES: The Bhoys, The Hoops, The Celts

MASCOTS: Hoopy the Huddle Hound

CLUB COLOURS: Green and White

HONOURS: UEFA European Cup winners: 1966/67

Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1892/93,

1893/94, 1895/96, 1897/98, 1904/05, 1905/06, 1906/07, 1907/08,

1908/09, 1909/10, 1913/14, 1914/15, 1915/16, 1916/17, 1918/19,

1921/22, 1925/26, 1935/36, 1937/38, 1953/54, 1965/66, 1966/67,

1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74

Scottish League Premier Division (1st tier) champions: 1976/77,

1978/79, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1997/98

Scottish Premier League (1st tier) champions: 2000/01, 2001/02,

2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2011/12, 2012/13

SPFL Premiership (1st tier) champions: 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16,

2016/17, 2017/18

Scottish Cup winners: 1892, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911,

1912, 1914, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1951, 1954,

1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985,

1988, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018

League Cup winners: 1956/57, 1957/58, 1965/66, 1966/67,

1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1974/75, 1982/83, 1997/98,

1999/2000, 2000/01, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2014/15, 2016/17, 2018/19

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 83,500 v Rangers, 1/1/1938, Division One

RECORD WIN: 11-0 v Dundee, Scottish League Division One, 26/10/1895

CLUB WEBSITE: www.celticfc.net

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: Bobby Madden

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graeme Leslie

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Ralph Gordon

FOURTH OFFICIAL: John Beaton

Head to Head v Celtic

LEAGUE: Won 43, Drawn 49, Lost 145

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Drawn 4, Lost 17

LEAGUE CUP: Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 13

TOTALS: Won 51, Drawn 55, Lost 175

Last Five Dundee v Celtic Meetings

  1. 22/12/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 57,234
  2. 31/10/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 5-0 | 7,960
  3. 5/4/2018 | Away | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 55,768
  4. 26/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 9,193
  5. 14/10/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 57,610

Last Meeting

Champions Celtic were too strong for Dundee and ran up a 3-0 win over the Dark Blues at Parkhead, the Saturday before Christmas. Dundee held out until shortly before half time, but Michael Johnston scored on either side of the break and Filip Benkovic added a third in the middle of the second half. The Dark Blues worked hard, but couldn’t cope with a Celtic side that found top form, especially in the second half.

Celtic: Bain, Ralston, Simunovic (Ajer 57), Benkovic, Izaguirre, McGregor, Ntcham, Forrest (Christie 62), Rogic, Sinclair, Johnston (Hayes 77)

Unused subs: Gordon (gk), Brown, Gamboa, Morgan.

Goals: Johnston (42, 49), Benkovic (69).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Inniss, Boyle, Ralph, Curran, Kamara, Woods, Nabi (Lambert 62), McGowan, Källman (Kenny Miller 53)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Mendy, Spence, Moore, Bradbury.

Booked: Woods (foul on Forrest).

Attendance: 57,234.

Referee: Euan Anderson. Assistants: Frank Connor, Gordon Crawford. Fourth Official: Craig Napier.

Celtic’s Season So Far

Celtic season started in July with a Champions League qualifier with Alashkert in Armenia and after 3-0 first leg win, repeated that score at Parkhead to progress. A 3-1 aggregate win over Rosenburg set up a tie with AEK Athens and after a 1-1 draw at home, dropped into the Europa League with a 2-1 defeat in Greece.

To reach the group stages Celtic defeated FK Sudova of Lithuania 4-1 on aggregate and were drawn with Salzburg, Leipzig and Rosenburg again.

The Hoops kicked off the defence of their Premiership title with a 3-1 home win over newly promoted Livingston but crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Tynecastle the following week.

Two 1-0 home wins over Hamilton and Rangers were followed by a draw with St Mirren in Paisley and a 2-1 loss at Kilmarnock to give Celtic their worst league start in 20 years.

Europa League results were also mixed with a 1-0 home and away wins over Rosenburg, home and away defeats against Salzburg and a win at home to Leipzig and a defeat away in Germany but the nine points won were enough to see them qualify for the knock out stages in second place.

In the last 32 round Celtic were paired with Valencia but the European adventure was ended after a 2-0 defeat at home and a 1-0 loss in Spain.

In the League Cup Celtic set up a Murrayfield semi-final tie with Hearts after defeating Partick Thistle 3-1 at home in the second round and St Johnstone 1-0 away in the quarters and reached the final with a 3-0 win at the home of Scottish Rugby.

In the final a Ryan Christie goal was enough to give them their seventh successive domestic trophy and the first silverware of the season with victory over Aberdeen at Hampden.

In the Premiership Celtic started to be hit form with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in Glasgow, a 6-0 thumping of St Johnstone and an exciting 4-2 win over Hibs before a 5-0 win at Dens Park.

They followed this up by brushing league leaders Hearts aside 5-0 at Parkhead and a win over Accies in the next match saw them hit the top of the league for the first time.

However two points dropped at Motherwell allowed Kilmarnock to storm to the top of the Premiership but when the Ayrshire side travelled to Celtic Park next, they were knocked off the perch by a ruthless home side who regained top spot with a 5-1 win.

However they fell to third after a 2-0 defeat at Hibs but quickly returned to the top with back to back 3-0 home wins over Motherwell and Dundee.

Celtic ended 2018 with a 1-0 defeat to Rangers but since the winter break have been ruthless domestically by reaching the Scottish Cup semi-finals and winning nine in a row in the Premiership before drawing 0-0 with Aberdeen last weekend.

However Celtic were rocked at the end of last month when manager Brendan Rodgers quit to take over at Leicester and they turned to former manager Neil Lennon to take charge until the end of the season.

It hasn’t stopped The Hoops’ momentum though as before that stalemate with Aberdeen Lennon had guided them to wins over both Hearts and Hibs in Edinburgh and they come to Dens with an eight point lead at the top of the Premiership.

Top Scorers

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

CELTIC: Edouard 17; Forrest, Sinclair 15; Christie 10; Griffiths, Ntcham McGregor 6

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Celtic 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
  • Information about the upcoming DFC and a reveal of one of the legends to be inducted
  • Profile on visitors Celtic
  • Played for Both featuring Jack Hendry
  • 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

As well as being live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Celtic 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 Sunday evening 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.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.