Hearts – Preview

Dundee’s next match sees Heart of Midlothian travel to the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Heart of Midlothian

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 9th March 2019

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets are on sale now for next home game against Hearts at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park and the prices are as follows:

Adults (18-64) – £26

Senior (Over 65) – £19

Students (Proof will be required) – £19

Child (Under 18) – £12

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 £31
Two adults and two children under 12 £57
With additional children under 12 at £ 5
Under 12 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group
Under 16 tickets can be bought without an adult ticket

A ticket package for the matches home matches against Hearts and Celtic in March is also now on sale. Supporters wishing to attend both matches can do so for a cut price deal which will get an adult ticket to both games for just £44.

The package is on sale from the Ticket Office and prices are as follows:

Adult – £44

Concessions (Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID) – £33

Under 18s – £22

Under12s £11

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: Tynecastle Park

CAPACITY: 19,907

PITCH SIZE: 100m x 64m

MANAGER: Craig Levein

CHAIRWOMAN: Ann Budge

NICKNAMES: Jam Tarts, Jambos

MASCOTS: Hearty Harry

CLUB COLOURS: Maroon and White

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) winners: 1894/95,

1896/97, 1957/58, 1959/60

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 1979/80

SPFL Championship (2nd tier) winners: 2014/15

Scottish Cup winners: 1891, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1956, 1996, 2006, 2012

League Cup winners: 1954/55, 1958/59, 1959/60

RECORD WIN: 21-0 v Anchor, Edinburgh FA Cup, 1880

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 57,857 v Barcelona, 24/7/2007, Friendly, Murrayfield

CLUB WEBSITE: www.heartsfc.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

Head to Head v Heart of Midlothian

LEAGUE: Won 71, Drawn 52, Lost 102

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 5, Lost 9

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 80, Drawn 61, Lost 120

Last Five Dundee v Heart of Midlothian Matches

  1. 23/1/2019 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 15,518 | Kusunga, Nelson
  2. 23/10/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 6,112
  3. 1/4/2018 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,496 | Moussa
  4. 12/12/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 15,556
  5. 30/9/2017 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 7,029 | Waddell (2)

Last Meeting

Dundee moved off the bottom of the Premiership by beating Hearts 2-1 at Tynecastle with a fantastic, fighting performance that thrilled the travelling support. Genseric Kusunga put the Dark Blues ahead midway through the first half only for Olly Lee to score a freakish equaliser shortly before half time. Andrew Nelson grabbed a well deserved winner just after the hour and Hearts couldn’t find any way back into the game as Dundee defended superbly.

Heart of Midlothian: Doyle, Smith, Shaughnessy, Berra (c), Mitchell (Mulraney 72), Morrison (Souttar 72), Lee, Djoum, Keena, Clare, Vanecek (MacLean 33)

Unused subs: Zlamal (gk), Bozanic, Cochrane, Godinho.

Goal: Lee (40).

Booked: Vanacek (foul on Kusunga).

Dundee FC: Dieng, Kerr, Innis, Kusunga, Ralph, Jesse Curran, Woods, McGowan (c), Dales (Miller 77), Craig Curran (Källman 83), Nelson (Moore 62)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Deacon, Jefferies, Lambert.

Goals: Kusunga (23), Nelson (61).

Booked: Kerr (foul on Mitchell), Nelson (foul on Berra), Craig Curran (foul on Shaughnessy).

Attendance: 15,518 (247 Dees).

Referee: John Beaton. Assistants: Stuart Stevenson, Joseph Lawson. Fourth Official: Steven Kirkland

Match Officials

REFEREE: Nick Walsh

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Alastair Mather

ASSISTANT REFERRE: Gary Hilland

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Scott Millar

Heart of Midlothian’s Season So Far

Hearts had a fantastic start to the season and came to the Kilmac Stadium in October at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

They also reached the Betfred Cup semi-final and started their season by topping their League Cup section thanks to an opening day win at Cove Rangers, a penalty shoot out bonus point win over Raith Rovers and two 5-0 victories over Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Craig Levein’s old side Cowdenbeath.

In the knock out stages Hearts defeated Dundee’s section winners Dunfermline 1-0 at East End Park and then Motherwell 4-2 at home in the quarter-final before losing 3-0 to Celtic in the semis at Murrayfield.

By then they had already beaten Celtic 1-0 in the Premiership on matchday 2, a week after a 4-1 win over Hamilton at Hope CBD Stadium and followed them up with wins over Killie, St Mirren, Motherwell and St Johnstone as well as a draw with Livingston.

Their only defeat before the international break came at Ibrox but they bounced back with an excellent 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Tynecastle and then a 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens.

After the League Cup semi Hearts drew 0-0 with rivals Hibs but their title credentials were then dealt a blow with a 5-0 defeat at Celtic Park. This was then followed by three straight defeats to Killie, St Mirren and Rangers and it was obvious they were missing talisman Steven Naismith who was injured in the League Cup semi.

After a draw with St Johnstone and a win at home to Motherwell The Jambos reached a nadir in the next game with a 5-0 loss to Livingston at Almondvale before slipping to 2-0 home loss to a resurgent Aberdeen.

In the last two games before the winter break Hearts recovered with wins over Hamilton and Hibs and in the first game got revenge over Livi by knocking them out of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 win.

However their first league game back saw the Dark Blues leave Tynecastle with all three points after a 2-1 win but bounced back with wins over St Johnstone and Killie in the next two games.

Since then Hearts have gone four league games without a win with draws against Livi and St Mirren and defeats to Motherwell and Celtic.

In the Scottish Cup the Jambos reached the quarter-finals with a 4-0 win over Junior side Auchinleck Talbot.

Top Scorers

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

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN: Naismith 14; Haring, Lee, MacLean 6; Ipkeazu 4;

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Hearts 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
  • Exclusive interview with James Horsfield
  • A look at the career of Dundee legend Bobby Wishart who celebrates his 86th birthday on Sunday
  • Profile on visitors Heart of Midlothian
  • Played for Both featuring Steven Boyack
  • 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

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Hearts 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 Saturday night while a shorter highlights package will be available 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.