Hibs – Preview

On Sunday Dundee face Hibernian for the first time in four years and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Hibernian

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Sunday 27th August 2017

KICK OFF: 12.30pm

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


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 18 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.

Head to Head v Hibernian

LEAGUE: Won 78, Draw 48, Loss 89

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Draw 5, Loss 3

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Draw 2, Loss 7

TOTALS: Won 88, Draw 55, Loss 99

Last Five Dundee v Hibernian Matches

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

6/10/2012 | Away | SPL | Lost 3-0 | 10,163

19/2/2005 | Away | SPL | Lost 4-0 | 10,938

Last Meeting

Dundee last met Hibernian on the final game of the ill fated ‘Club 12’ at Easter Road and a brilliant header from substitute David Wotherspoon ensured the perfect build up to their Scottish Cup Final meeting with Celtic.

The hosts dominated the first half and visiting goalkeeper Steve Simonsen was on good form to deny Leigh Griffiths.

After the break Griffiths shot wide before Dundee’s Ryan Conroy sent an excellent volley just past the post.

Lewis Stevenson crossed for substitute Wotherspoon to convert a thumping 16-yard header with 10 minutes left to give Hibs the win.

Hibernian: Williams, McGivern, Hanlon, Stevenson, Maybury, Forster, Claros, Taiwo (Robertson 83), Harris (Wotherspoon 75), Griffiths (Doyle 73), Caldwell

Unused subs: Murdoch, Deegan, Handling, Done

Goals: Wotherspoon (80)

Booked: Hanlon

Dundee FC: Simonsen, Irvine, Lockwood, Benedictus. Gallagher (Finnegan 73), Toshney (Riley 63), McBride, McAllister, M Kerr (Conroy 57), Harkins, J Baird

Unused subs: A Baird, C Kerr, Nish, Stewart

Booked: Gallagher

Referee: Brian Colvin

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 s seeding, Hibs drew Ayr United at home who had a 100% record in the competition but it was an east 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 so will be coming to Dens raring to bounce back.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 5; Hendry, El Bahktaoui 2; O’Hara, McGowan, Deacon 1

HIBERNIAN: S Murray 10; Stokes 3; F Murray, Porteous 2

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Hibernian 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

This Week in History

Continuing our series of looking at the different squad numbers, this week #22

Played for Both featuring Graham Harvey

Profile on visitors Hibernian

Junior Dees News

Classic Match

Dundee Supporters Association news

Where are they now?

Ticketing Information

Tickets for Premiership match with Hibernian at Dens Park are on sale now online and 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) or online

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 Sunday while a shorter highlights package will be available to view 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 Friday.

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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