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Hibs – Preview

Dundee’s first Ladbrokes Premiership match after the winter break sees Hibernian come to Dens on Wednesday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Hibernian

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Wednesday 24th January 2018

KICK OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1875

STADIUM: Easter Road

CAPACITY: 20,421

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Neil Lennon

CHAIRMAN: Rod Petrie

NICKNAME: The Hibees

MASCOT: Sunshine the Leith Lynx

CLUB COLOURS: Green and White

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) winners: 1902/03, 1947/48

Scottish League A Division (1st tier) winners: 1950/51, 1951/52

Scottish Cup winners: 1886/97. 1901/02, 2015/16

Scottish League Cup winners: 1972/73, 1991/92, 2006/07

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) winners: 1983/94,

1894/95, 1932/33

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 1980/81, 1998/99

SPFL Championship (2nd tier) winners: 2016/17

Drybrough Cup winners: 1972/73, 1973/74

Summer Cup winners: 1942, 1964

Southern League Cup winners: 1943/44

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 65,860 v Hearts, Scottish League, 2/1/1950

RECORD WIN: 15-1 v Peeble Rovers, Scottish Cup, 11/2/1961

WEBSITE: www.hibernianfc.co.uk

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: Don Robertson

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Kylie Cockburn

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Mark McLean

Head to Head v Hibernian

LEAGUE: Won 78, Draw 49, Loss 90

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Draw 5, Loss 3

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Draw 2, Loss 7

TOTALS: Won 88, Draw 56, Loss 100

Last Five Dundee v Hibernian Matches

4/11/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 16,973 | Haber

27/8/2017 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 6,004 | Holt

18/5/2013 | Away | SPL | Lost 1-0 | 9,522

19/1/2013 | Away | SPL | Drew 1-1 | 10,386 | Baird

17/11/2012 | Home | SPL | Won 3-1 | 6,743 | Benedictus, Milne, McBride

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues went down narrowly to a 2-1 defeat by Hibernian in Edinburgh last November. Dundee had the better of the first half after falling behind to Martin Boyle’s early goal and deservedly equalised through a Marcus Haber header. However, Hibs recovered after the break and Simon Murray scored the winner just after the hour.

Hibernian: Marciano, Gray (Porteous at half time), Ambrose, Hanlon, Stevenson, McGeouch (Stokes 34), Bartley, McGinn, Boyle, Simon Murray, Barker (Slivka at half time)

Unused subs: Laidlaw (gk), Matulevicius, Shaw, Fraser Murray.

Goals: Boyle (1), Simon Murray (62).

Booked: Porteous (foul on McGowan), Stokes (aggressive behaviour), McGinn (foul on El Bakhtaoui), Stevenson (foul on Curran).

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr (c) (Curran 72), Hendry, Meekings, Holt, Kamara, Spence, Deacon (O’Hara 60), McGowan (Leitch-Smith 79), El Bakhtaoui. Haber

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Moussa, Wolters, Waddell.

Goal: Haber (20).

Booked: Hendry (aggressive behaviour), El Bakhtaoui (foul on Boyle).

Attendance: 16,973.

Referee: John Beaton. Assistants: Kylie Cockburn, Ivan Stankovic. Fourth official: Graham Beaton.

Hibernian’s Season So Far

New promoted Hibernian had a tricky Betfred Cup group as their section was the only one with two Premiership sides but they won the group ahead of Ross County.

Hibs opened their season with a comfortable home win over Montrose with new signing Simon Murray scoring twice on his debut and he would score seven goals in total in the group stages.

Hibs’ second match was a trip up to Dingwall to face Ross County and after a 0-0 draw, Ross County took the advantage in the group by winning the bonus point on penalties.

Undeterred Hibs smashed Arbroath 6-1 at home and then Alloa 3-0 away and when Ross County could only draw at Arbroath and pick up another penalty bonus point, Hibs won the group on goal difference.

Despite not getting a seeding, Hibs drew Ayr United at home who had a 100% record in the competition but it was an easy night at Easter Road as they progressed with a 5-0 win.

In the Premiership, Hibs returned to the top flight with an impressive 3-1 win at home to Partick Thistle after they had unfurled their Championship winning flag but they followed that up with an even more impressive result at Ibrox.

After going behind after just three minutes, Hibs bounced back and went into the break 2-1 ahead. Their case was helped by the sending off of Rangers’ Ryan Jack and new signing Vykintas Slivka put them 3-1 ahead on 65 minutes with a stunning volley.

Rangers pulled one back late on but it didn’t detract from a superb 3-2 win which announced that Hibs were well and truly back in the top tier.

However the following week they slipped to a surprise 3-1 defeat at home to Hamilton and then drew 1-1 with Dundee at Dens.

Hibs followed that up with two more draws with St Johnstone and Motherwell before defeating Livington 3-2 at home in the Betfred Cup but their League Cup progressed was halted at the semi-final stage where they lost 4-2 to Celtic at Hampden.

In the Premiership however Hibs earned a superb 2-2 draw at Celtic Park and the highlight of their campaign so far was the 1-0 derby win over Hearts thanks to an early Simon Murray strike.

Victories over Kilmarnock, Dundee, St Johnstone and Partick and draws with Celtic and Hamilton kept Hibs in third before defeats to Rangers and Aberdeen in December knocked the Hibees momentum.

Before the winter break however they were back on track with a win over Ross County and draws with Hearts and in form Kilmarnock and Neil Lennon can be very pleased with Hibs’ first half of their first season back in the top flight.

However they come to Dens after knocked out the Scottish Cup 1-0 by Capital rivals Hearts.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 9; O’Hara 6; El Bahktaoui, Leitch-Smith 5; Haber, Hendry, Waddell, McGowan 2

HIBERNIAN: S Murray 14; Stokes 11; Boyle 5; McGinn, Shaw 4

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Neil McCann
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A look back at when Dundee won the Tennents Sixes 30 years ago this week
  • This Week in History
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 33
  • Where are they now?
  • Profile on visitors Hibernian
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news

Ticketing Information

Tickets for Premiership match with Hibernian at Dens Park are on sale from the Ticket office.

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
Children under 18 in the family area are £10
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 as follows

Adults (18-64) – £26

Senior (Over 65) – £19

Students (Proof will be required) – £19

Child (Under 18) – £12

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

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the Hibernian match live on DEETV or alternatively they can view it for just £5.

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

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

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 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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