Derby | Match Preview

Dundee host Dundee United in the Ladbrokes Championship on Friday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Dundee United

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Friday 8th November 2019

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticket Information

The match is sold out.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1909 (as Dundee Hibernian)

STADIUM: Tannadice Park

CAPACITY: 14,223

PITCH SIZE: 101m x 66m

MANAGER: Robbie Neilson


NICKNAME: The Terrors, The Arabs

CLUB COLOURS: Tangerine and Black

HONOURS: Scottish League Premier Division (1st tier) winners: 1982/83

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) winners: 1024/25, 1928/29

Scottish Cup winners: 1994, 2010

Scottish League Cup Winners: 1979/80, 1980/81

Challenge Cup winners: 2016/17

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 28,000 v Barcelona, Fairs Cup, 16/11/1966

RECORD WIN: 14-0 v Nithsdale Wanderers, Scottish Cup, 17/1/1931


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: Steven McLean



Head to Head v Dundee United

LEAGUE: Won 46, Drawn 30, Lost 65

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 7, Lost 8

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 7

SUMMER CUP: Won 0, Draw 2, Lost 2

FORFARSHIRE CUP: Won 16, Draw 2, Lost 17

EASTERN LEAGUE CUP: Won 0, Draw 1, Lost 0

PENMAN CUP: Won 4, Draw 0, Lost 0

LOFTUS CUP Won 2, Draw 1, Lost 0

ROBERTSON CUP: Won 1, Draw 1, Lost 0

DISCOVERY CUP: Won 0, Draw 0, Lost 1

EVENING TELEGRAPH CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Lost 0

TENNENT’S SIXES Won 2, Draw 0, Lost 0

TESTIMONIALS Won 1, Draw 1, Lost 1

CHARITY MATCHES: Won 2, Draw 0, Lost 0

FRIENDLIES Won 7, Draw 1, Lost 2


C DIVISION LEAGUE CUP: Won 0, Draw 3, Lost 1

TOTALS: Won 96, Draw 54, Lost 105

Last Five Dundee v Dundee United Matches

  1. 30/8/2019 | Away | Championship | Lost 6-2 | 14,108 | Hemmings, Nelson
  2. 9/7/2017 | Home | League Cup | Won 2-1 | 10,472 | El Bahktaoui, McGowan
  3. 30/8/2017 | Home | League Cup | Drew 1-1* | 10,460 | O’Hara
  4. 2/5/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 10,088 | Gadzhalov, Wighton
  5. 20/3/2016 | Away | Premiership | Drew 2-2 | 11,603 | Hemmings (2)

* Dundee United won the bonus point 4-3 on penalties

Last Time Out at Dens

For football supporters it doesn’t get much better than knocking your local rivals out of the cup, with the stadium rocking under floodlights. In August 2017 it was the turn of Dundee supporters to revel in derby delirium, as The Dee defeated Dundee United 2-1 in the Betfred Cup. The scoreline looks close but flatters a United side who were second best to the exuberant Dark Blues throughout. Faissal El Bakhtaoui put Dundee ahead with a stunning opener, only for Billy King to give United an equaliser against the run of play late in the first half. That setback didn’t unsettle the Dee and Paul McGowan scored a richly deserved winner midway through the second half.

Dundee: Bain, Kerr (c), Waddell, Hendry, Holt, McGowan, Kamara, Deacon (Wolters 75), El Bakhtaoui, Allan (Vincent 84), Haber

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Hateley, Williams, O’Hara, Spence.

Goals: El Bakhtaoui (30), McGowan (63).

Booked: Waddell (foul on McDonald), Deacon (foul on Robson), McGowan (foul on King).

Dundee United: Lewis, Toshney, Durnan, Edjenguele, Scobbie (Robson 17), Stanton, Fyvie (Murdoch 84), Briels (Keatings 73), King, McMullan, McDonald

Unused subs: Mehmet (gk), N’Koyi, Fraser, Flood.

Goal: King (39).

Booked: King (foul on Kerr), Edjenguele (foul on Kamara).

Attendance: 10,472.

Referee: Steven McLean. Assistants: Alastair Mather, Andy McWilliam. Fourth official: Steven Kirkland.

Dundee United’s Season So Far

United opened their season with a tricky Betfred Cup tie away at Hearts and acquitted themselves well in a 1-1 draw before losing the bonus point in the penalty shoot out.

They followed that up with a 2-1 win over Stenhousemuir and then United’s first home game of the season saw them win 3-0 over Cowdenbeath.

However they crashed out the competition after a 2-0 defeat to East Fife at Tannadice.

Their appearance in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafers Challenege Cup was also brief after crashing out in their first match on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Arbroath at Tannadice.

In the Ladbrokes Championship, United have fared better after and sit three points clear at the top of the league. They started the league season impressively with wins over Inverness, Partick, Dunfermline and Dundee before crashing 2-0 at Ayr.

They needed a last minute winner to gain revenge over Arbroath with a 2-1 a fortnight after that Challenge Cup loss before turning Morton over 6-0 at Tannadice.

Defeats however at Alloa and Queen of the South was cause for concern to The Arabs but they bounced back with wins over with Dunfermline, Partick and Inverness to secure their place at the top going into the second derby of the season.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Johnson 5; Nelson, Hemmings 4; McDaid 3; McGhee, McGowan 2: Curran, Mackie, Kerr, Ness 1

DUNDEE UNITED: Shankland 18; Butcher, Appere, Clark, McMullan 2; Chalmers, Harkes, Pawlett, Smith, Watson, Sporle 1

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Dundee United 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
  • Profile on visitors Dundee United
  • Played for Both featuring Tommy Coyne
  • Junior Dees News
  • DFC in the Community News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Around the Boardroom
  • Club News

The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Friday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website

How To Watch

This match is live on BT Sport 2 from 7.15pm.

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Dundee United 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 Friday while a shorter highlights package will be available on Saturday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

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

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