Dunfermline Preview

Dundee take on Dunfermline Athhletic in the Betfred Cup in their first home game of the season and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info


COMPETITION: Betfred Cup Group D

DATE: Sunday 22nd July 2018

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1885

STADIUM: East End Park

CAPACITY: 11,480

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 64m

MANAGER: Allan Johnston

CHAIRMAN: Ross McArthur


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


Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road & rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A or no. 24 National Express Dundee bus service, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Bobby Madden




Head to Head v Dunfermline Athletic

LEAGUE: Won 41, Draw 27, Loss 38

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Loss 2

LEAGUE CUP: Won 4, Draw 2, Loss 2

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Loss 0

TOTALS: Won 47, Draw 29, Loss 42

Last Five Dundee v Dunfermline Athletic Matches

  1. 25/8/2015 | Away | League Cup | Lost 3-1 | 3,806 | Hemmings
  2. 11/3/2011 | Home | First Division | Drew 1-1 | 4,507 | Hyde
  3. 15/1/2011 | Away | First Division | Drew 0-0 | 3,385
  4. 23/10/2010 | Home | First Division | Drew 2-2 | 5,636 | Griffiths, Higgins
  5. 11/9/2010 | Away | First Division | Lost 3-1 | 4,037 | Harkins

Last Meeting

Two goals from prolific Faissal El-Bakhtaoui and one from Joe Cardle gave League One Dunfermline Athletic a famous victory over Premiership opponents Dundee at East End Park in the League Cup three years ago.

The Moroccan scored his 10th of the season after 11 minutes, adding another in stoppage time. Kane Hemmings had levelled for Dundee just after the break but The Dee were picked off on the counter-attack as Cardle struck late on the counter.

Dunfermline Athletic: Murdoch, Martin, Fordyce, Richards-Everton, Talbot, Paton, Geggan, Falkingham, Cardle (Hopkirk 95’), Moffat (Wallace 74’), El Bahktaoui

Unused subs: Thomas, Byrne, Crossan, Potter, Hutton

Booked: Cardle

Goals: El Bahhktaoui (11’ 90+4’), Cardle (86’)

Dundee FC: Bain, McGinn, McPake, Konrad, Holt, Ross, Etxabeguren (Carreiro 60’), McGowan, Harkins, Hemmings, Stewart

Unused subs: Mitchell, Irvine,  Meggatt, Black, Gadzhalov, Curran

Booked: McGinn, Harkins

Goals: Hemmings (48’)

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 2; Mendy, Wighton 1

DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC: Hippolyte, Higginbottom, Ryan 1

Dunfermline Athletic’s Season So Far

Dunfermline started their pre-season with back to back games against Fife rivals East Fife and Raith Rovers and won 2-1 in Methill before losing by the same scoreline at Stark’s Park.

Their first home friendly was against National League side Tranmere Rovers but The Pars went down disappointingly by four goals to nil.

They followed that disappointment however with a 1-0 win at Arbroath two days later and then a 0-0 draw with Motherwell at East End Park.

Dunfermline’s first competitive match was at home to Peterhead in the Betfred Cup last Tuesday and they recorded a 3-0 win thanks to goals from Hippolyte, Higginbottom and Ryan.

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme will be available to buy at the Dunfermline game in and around the ground and in the club shop.

This week’s programme will a special 48 page edition tribute in honour of Dundee legend Alan Gilzean who sadly passed away last week.

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

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Dunfermline Athletic at Dens Park are on sale from the Ticket office

Adults: £15

Over 65s and Full Time Students: £10

Under 18s: £5

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

We would advise supporters who wish to purchase tickets to do so as early as possible to avoid delays.

The Ticket Office will open at 10am on Sunday.

There will be limited cash turnstiles in both the Bobby Cox Stand and the Main Stand for home supporters.

How To Watch

As well as the match being live on BT Sport, fans from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the Dunfermline match live on DEETV.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DEETV on Sunday while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Monday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

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

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5.99 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

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