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Hamilton – Preview

Dundee’s travel to Lanarkshire on Saturday to take on Hamilton Academical in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Hamilton Academical v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Saturday 2nd February 2019

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: The Hope CBD Stadium

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: The Hope CBD Stadium

CAPACITY: 6,018

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

CARETAKER MANAGERS: Guillaume Beuzelin and George Cairns

CHAIRMAN: Les Gray

NICKNAME: The Accies

MASCOT: Hammy the Hamster

CLUB COLOURS: Red and white

HONOURS: Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1903/04

Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1985/86,

1987/88, 2007/08

SPFL Premiership Play-Off winners: 2013/14

Scottish League Third Division (fourth tier) winners: 2000/01

Scottish League Challenge Cup (B&Q Cup) winners: 1991/92.

1992/93

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 28,690 v Hearts, 3/3/1937 (Douglas Park)

RECORD WIN: 10-2 v Greenock Morton, SPFL Championship, May 3rd 2014

CLUB WEBSITE: www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of The Hope CBD Stadium for Sat-Nav is The Hope CBD Stadium, New Douglas Park, Cadzow Avenue, Hamilton, ML3 0FT

Hamilton advise that there are a number of free spaces to be had within the car park at South Lankarshire Council on Almada Street next to the University of the West of Scotland campus.

The The Hope CBD Stadium is located less than two minutes away from Hamilton West Station, with the two sites connected via a convenient walkway.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Euan Anderson

ASSISTANT REFEREE: David Roome

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Stuart Stevenson

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Nick Walsh

Head to Head v Hamilton Academical

LEAGUE: Won 73, Drawn 31, Lost 36

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 2

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1

TOTAL: Won 79, Drawn 34, Lost 40

Last Five Dundee v Hamilton Academical Matches

  1. 5/12/2018 | Home | Premiership | Won 4-0 | 4,426 | K. Miller (3), Curran
  2. 29/9/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-0 | 1,788 | Boyle, Madianga
  3. 5/5/2018 | Home | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 5,195 | Holt
  4. 17/1/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 1,776 | Henvey, Leitch-Smith
  5. 28/10/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 4,863 | Leitch-Smith

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues gave Jim McIntyre his first win as Dundee’s manager with a 4-0 thumping of Hamilton Accies at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park at the start of December. Kenny Miller was the star of the show with a hat trick. His first goal put the Dee one up at half time and he quickly added a second after the restart. Jesse Curran’s first goal for the club arrived midway through the second half and Miller rounded off a perfect evening by completing his hat trick near the end.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Kusunga, O’Dea, Ralph, Curran, Kamara, Woods (Spence 79), C. Miller (Lambert 81), McGowan, K. Miller (c) (Mendy 83)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Moussa, Inniss, Boyle.

Goals: Kenny Miller (26, 50, 80), Curran (68).

Booked: Kamara (foul on Keatings).

Hamilton Academical: Mucha, McGowan, Tshiembe, Gordon, McMann, Martin,, Mackinnon (c), Miller, Imrie (Boyd 67), Keatings (Taiwo 73), Brustad (Bingham 50)

Unused subs: Marsden (gk), Bloomfield, Want, Sowah.

Booked: Tshiembe (foul on Calvin Miller), Keatings (foul on Kamara).

Attendance: 4,426 (61 away supporters).

Referee: John Beaton. Assistants: Frank Connor, Michael Banks. Fourth Official: David Dickinson.

Hamilton’s Season So Far

Hamilton’s season started with a disastrous defeat away at Annan in the Betfred Cup and after draws with Livingston and Airdrieonians and a 4-0 win at Berwick, it was not enough to progress from the group.

Accies opened their Premiership campaign with a 4-1 defeat at home to Hearts but followed that up with a welcome 1-0 win at Fir Park in the Lanarkshire derby.

Accies however went to lose their next three games to Celtic, St Johnstone and Livingston before defeating St Mirren 3-0.

They couldn’t build on that win however as The Dee departed from New Douglas Park with a well-deserved 2-0 win in their next match.

This was followed up with two heavy defeats at Hibernian (6-0) and at home to Rangers to Rangers (1-4) but they stopped the rot with a well earned point at Rugby Park against in form Kilmarnock.

A midweek trip to Aberdeen saw a 3-0 loss for the Accies but again they recovered against an in form side with a 1-0 at home to Livingston.

A tough 4-0 defeat in Perth came next and this was followed by a 3-0 defeat at home to Celtic and the Dark Blues added to Accies’ misery at the start of December with a 4-0 win at Dens.

Since then Hamilton have only scored twice in a 1-1 draw at home to Killie and a in a 2-1 defeat to Motherwell and have also lost to Hibs, Rangers, Hearts, Aberdeen and Celtic and to St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup.

After their loss to Celtic, Accies manager Martin Canning left the club by mutual consent after a run of five consecutive defeats. 

Top Scorers

HAMILTON ACADEMICAL: Miller 5; Imrie 3; Boyd, Bingham 2;

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, McGowan, J. Curran 2

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now available for the match at The Hope CBD Stadium from the ticket office at Dundee Direct, in person, online or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1)

There will be cash turnstiles at the stadium for Dundee supporters.

Dundee fans will be housed in the Spice of Life (North) Stand and the prices are as follows:

ADULTS £22

CONCESSIONS £12

Concessions are over 65 years and Under 18s

Disabled Supporters can purchase from HAFC’s Ticket office (right hand side of main entrance in West Stand) prior to entering the stadium. Tickets should be booked in advance on 01698 368650 or at [email protected]

Matchday Programme

Hamilton’s match programme is a 46 page, full colour A5 edition. which features detailed pen pictures of the away team and a couple of Head to Head articles.

Priced £2.50 Academia is available in and around the Hope CBD Stadium and in The Accies club shop in the main stand

How To Watch

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.

Live audio commentary of the match will be available for all subscribers from this match.

Video of the full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Saturday 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.

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