Dunfermline | Match Preview

Dundee face Dunfermline Athletic in their next Ladbrokes Championship on Saturday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Dunfermline Athletic

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Saturday 14th March 2020

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Dunfermline Athletic 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 and Under 16 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 match day and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on match day and until 6pm on Friday night. 

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

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

There will be a cash turnstile in the Main Stand for Dundee supporters.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1885

STADIUM: East End Park

CAPACITY: 11,480

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 64m

MANAGER: Stephen Crawford

CHAIRMAN: Ross McArthur

NICKNAME: The Pars

MASCOT: Sammy the Tammy

CLUB COLOURS: Black and White

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1961, 1968

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) winners: 1925/26

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 1988/89, 1995/96, 2010/11

Scottish League Second Division (3rd tier) winners: 1985/86

SPFL League One (3rd tier) winners: 2015/16

UEFA Cup Winners Cup semi-finalists: 1961/62

Scottish League Challenge Cup: 2007/08

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 27,816 v Celtic, Scottish League, 30/4/1968

RECORD WIN: 11-2 v Stenhhousemuir, Scottish League, 27/9/1930

WEBSITE: www.dafc.co.uk

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: Euan Anderson

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Ivan Stankovic

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Chris Phillips

Head to Head v Dunfermline Athletic

LEAGUE: Won 42, Draw 28, Loss 39

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Loss 2

LEAGUE CUP: Won 4, Draw 2, Loss 3

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Loss 0

TOTALS: Won 48, Draw 30, Loss 44

Last Five Dundee v Dunfermline Athletic Matches

  1. 24/12/2020 | Away | Championship | Lost 2-0 | 3,722
  2. 14/12/2019 | Home | Championship | Won 4-3 | 4,699 | Devine (og), Hemmings, McGowan, Johnson
  3. 2/8/2019 | Away | Championship | Drew 2-2 | 5,227 | Johnson (2)
  4. 22/7/2018 | Home | League Cup | Lost 1-0 | 2,870
  5. 25/8/2015 | Away | League Cup | Lost 3-1 | 3,806 | Hemmings

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues went down 2-0 to the Pars in the televised Friday night game in Dunfermline in January. Ryan Dow and Kevin Nisbet settled the game with a pair of fine goals in the first half. Until then Dundee had looked the better team but once the Pars were in the lead they never looked back. They went on to take control impressively in the second half and earned all three points without too much trouble.

Dunfermline Athletic: Scully, Comrie, Ashcroft, Devine, Murray, Dow (Thomson 87), Paton, Turner, Thomas, McGill (Ross 66), Nisbet

Unused subs: Scully (gk), Morrison, Edwards, Todd, McCann.

Goals: Dow (28), Nisbet (39).

Booked: McGill (foul on Kerr), Paton (foul on Hemmings).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Meekings (c), McGhee, Marshall, Callachan, Dorrans, McGowan (Crankshaw 53), Cameron (Johnson at half time), McDaid, Hemmings

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Byrne, Robertson, Strachan, Forster.

Booked: Callachan (foul on Murray), Cranshaw (foul on Ross).

Attendance: 3,722.

Referee: David Munro. Assistants: Graham Chambers, Ross Macleod. Fourth official: Duncan Williams.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Hemmings 10; Johnson 7; Nelson, McGowan 4; McDaid 3; McGhee 2; Curran, Mackie, Kerr, Dorrans, Forster, Crankshaw 1

DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC: Nisbet 18; Dow 5; Turner, Kiltie 3; Ryan, Martin, Ashcroft, Afolabi, Murray 2; Coley, Comrie, Beadling, McGill, Devine, Thomas 1

Dunfermline Athletic’s Season So Far

Dunfermline opened their season with an impressive 3-2 win at Premiership St Mirren in the Betfred Cup. The Pars ran into a 3-0 lead before half-time and were able to comfortably hold on for the win despite The Saints two quick goals at the start of the second half.

They followed up with a 6-0 rout of Albion Rovers at East End Park where The Pars had another superb first half, racing into a 5-0 lead.

However after such a great start, Dunfermline surprisingly went down 1-0 away at Edinburgh City but after defeating East Kilbride 4-0 at home in their last group game, The Pars topped their group and qualified for the last 16.

In the second round, Dunfermline drew Celtic at Parkhead and took the holders to extra time before going out 2-1.

The Pars started their league campaign with draws against Dundee and Queen of the South before a hat trick of defeats to United, Arbroath and Inverness as well as crashing out the Challenge Cup at home to Alloa.

They won their league first game of the season away at Partick but followed that up with draws against Alloa and Morton.

After an excellent 3-2 win over high flying Ayr, Dunfermline lost again to United and Alloa but wins over Arbroath, Queen of the South, Partick, Morton and Ayr fired The Pars into the play off spots.

Despite this excellent league run, Dunfermline surprisingly crashed out of the Scottish Cup when they lost 1-0 at Stranraer and the following week went down 4-3 at Dens.

This poor form continued with subsequent defeats to Inverness, Alloa, Ayr and Morton but they won their first game in six in a 2-0 win over Dundee towards the end of January.

The Pars followed this up with a 3-2 win at Queen of the South but a 2-1 loss to Inverness at East End Park stopped them climbing into the play off places.

However Dunfermline then recorded an excellent 2-0 win over league leaders Dundee United before three straight draws with Arbroath, Queen of the South and Partick on Tuesday.

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Dunfermline 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 Dunfermline Athletic
  • Played for Both featuring Ross Jack
  • 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 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 Dunfermline Athletic 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 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 Thursday.