Inverness CT | Match Preview

Inverness Caledonian Thistle come to the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park next Saturday for the third time this season and for the Dark Blues’ first game of 2020 and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Saturday 4th January 2020

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office within Dundee Direct

The prices are as follows:

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 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2
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 at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

The ticket office is often busy on a match day and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on match day and until 6pm on Friday night. 

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

There will be a cash turnstile in the Main Stand for Dundee supporters.

A reminder that season tickets holders can claim two free tickets for any match throughout the season.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1994

STADIUM: Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

CAPACITY: 7,750

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: John Robertson

CHAIRMAN: Graham Rae

NICKNAMES: Caley Jags, The Pride of the Highlands

MASCOTS: InverNessie

CLUB COLOURS: Royal Blue and Red

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 2014/15

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) champions: 2003/04,

2009/10

Scottish League Third Division (4th tier): 1996/97

Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 2003/04

RECORD WIN: 8-1 v Annan Athletic, Scottish Cup, 24/1/1998

CLUB WEBSITE: www.ictfc.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

Match Officials

REFEREE: Don Robertson

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graeme Stewart

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Michael MacDermid

Head to Head v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

LEAGUE: Won 2, Drawn 12, Lost 11

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 1

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 0

TOTALS: Won 7, Drawn 13, Lost 12

Last Five Dundee v Inverness Caledonian Matches

  1. 23/11/2019 | Away | Lost 1-0 | Championship | Lost 1-0 | 2,184
  2. 24/8/2019 | Home | Championship | Drew 0-0 | 5,016
  3. 28/7/2019 | Home | League Cup | Won 1-0 | 2,066 | Johnson
  4. 30/1/2018 | Away | Scottish Cup | Won 1-0 | 1,746 | Allan
  5. 20/1/2018 | Home | Scottish Cup | Drew 2-2 | 3.507 | Moussa, O’Hara

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues’ trip to the Highlands last November ended with a 1-0 defeat at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Aaron Doran’s early goal was enough to give the hosts victory in a poor game. Caley Thistle rode their luck at times in the first half, but after the break Dundee couldn’t do enough to earn a point.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Ridgers, McKay (Rooney 70), Donaldson, McCart, Tremarco (Keatings 81), Trafford, McHattie, Storey, Carson, Doran, White (Todorov 64)

Unused subs: MacKay (gk), Harper, Machado, Hyde.

Goal: Doran (16).

Booked: Todorov (foul on Kerr), Donaldson (foul on Hemmings), Doran (foul on Kerr), Trafford (foul on Kerr).

Dundee FC: Hazard, McGhee (Kerr 70), Forster, Meekings, Mackie, Byrne (Todd 60), Dorrans, Ness, McGowan (c) (Johnson 60), Hemmings, McDaid

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), McPake, Robertson, Moore.

Booked: Hemmings (retaliation on Donaldson), Dorrans (foul on Storey).

Attendance: 2,184.

Referee: David Munro. Assistants: Joseph Lawson, George King.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Season So Far

Inverness enjoyed a superb pre season with wins over Clachnacuddin, Strathspey Thistle, Forres Mechanics, Rothes and St Johnstone and draws with Aberdeen and Hearts.

Their competitive season started with a trip to Balmooor Stadium to face Peterhead in the Betfred Cup but it didn’t go to plan as the game ended 0-0 and the Blue Toon took the bonus point by winning the penalty shoot out 11-10.

They recovered in their second group game when they defeated Raith Rovers 4-1 at the Caledonian Stadium and in their next group game managed to get past Cove Rangers with a 3-2 win with Cove having a last minute goal disallowed.

Their final group game was a visit to the Kilmac stadium and a Danny Johnson goal was enough to send the Dark Blues through and knock Thistle out.

Caley’s Championship campaign started disastrously with a 4-1 defeat at Tannadice but  they won their first home league game 2-1 against newly promoted Arbroath.

A third seasonal visit to the City of Discovery saw a 0-0 draw with Dundee before wins against Morton, Dunfermline and Queen of the South.

A surprise defeat at home to bottom of the league Partick was followed by an excellent 2-0 win at high flying Ayr before dropping two points at the Caledonian Stadium to Alloa and losing at Morton.

A long midweek trip to Dumfries was rewarded with a 2-0 win over Queen of the South but a double Tayside defeat to Dundee United and then Arbroath kept ICT just inside the play off positions.

In the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup Inverness recorded home wins over Morton and Alloa to set up a quarter-final tie with League Two Clyde and a 4-2 win on penalties after a 0-0 draw has set up a semi-final at home against the Rangers Colt side.

In the Championship Caley have clawed themselves up into second with wins over Dundee, Alloa, Ayr and Dunfermline but surprise defeats to Partick and Ayr in the period means The Dee are now on their tails in third.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Johnson 7; Hemmings 6; Nelson, McGowan 4: McDaid 3; McGhee 2; Curran, Mackie, Kerr, Dorrans 1

INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE: Doran 6; White, Todarov 5; Keatings 4; Storey 3; Walsh, Welsh. Donaldson, Curry, Rooney 2; Tremarco, Vincent, Trafford, Machado, White, McCart 1

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Inverness 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 James McPake
  • A New Year message from the clubs owners.
  • A Dark Blue Decade – part one of looking back at The Dee in the 2010s
  • Profile on visitors Inverness Caledonian Thistle
  • Played for Both featuring Bobby Mann
  • Junior Dees News
  • DFC in the Community News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Club News

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 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 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 Ladbrokes Championship 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 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.