Inverness CT – Preview

Dundee host Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the final home game of the season and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Wednesday 17th May 2017

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1994

STADIUM: Tulloch Caledonian Stadium


PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Ritchie Foran

CHAIRMAN: Kenny Cameron

NICKNAMES: Caley Jags. The Pride of the Highlands

MASCOTS: InverNessie

CLUB COLOURS: Royal Blue and Red

SHIRT SPONSOR: McEwan Fraser Legal

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 2014/15

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


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


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 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

LEAGUE: Won 2, Drawn 11, Lost 9

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 1

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 0

TOTALS: Won 6, Drawn 11, Lost 10

Last Five Dundee v Inverness Caledonian Matches

4/2/2017 | Away | Premiership | Drew 2-2 | 2,606 | Haber, O’Dea

26/11/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 5,094 | Wighton, Gadzhalov

24/9/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 2,884 | Low

14/5/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 3,794 |

27/2/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,048 | Hemmings

Last Meeting

Dundee gave away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 in Inverness last February Marcus Haber and Darren O’Dea put the Dee two up at half time but in the second half Caley Thistle were awarded two penalty kicks. Billy McKay scored from the first, but his second was saved by Scott Bain. However, a Greg Tansey equaliser saved a point for Caley Thistle.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Esson, Raven, McCart, Warren, Tremarco, King (Polworth 85), Draper, Tansey, Vigurs (Mulraney 85), Anier, Billy McKay

Unused subs: Fon Williams (gk), Ebbe, Boden, Brad McKay, Cole.

Goals: Billy McKay (52 pen), Tansey (78).

Booked: Billy McKay (dissent), Tremarco (foul on O’Dea).

Dundee FC: Bain, Etxabeguren, Gomis, O’Dea (c), Kerr, Hateley (Klok 83), O’Hara,. McGowan, Holt, Ojamaa (El Bakhtaoui 85), Haber

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Vincent, Williams, Ross, Wighton.

Goals: Haber (36), O’Dea (42).

Booked: O’Dea (foul on King), Etxabeguren (foul on McKay), McGowan (foul on King) .

Attendance: 2,606.

Referee: Nick Walsh. Assistants: Michael Banks, Gary Hilland. Fourth official: Ryan Milne.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Season So Far

Inverness started the season in a tough Betfred Cup group with Dundee United, Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath and Arbroath and finished above the Arabs on goal difference despite losing to the bonus point to them in the shoot out after the 1-1 draw.

Caley, with new manager Ritchie Foran, beat the other three sides with the 7-0 win at home to Arbroath helping them top Group C but in the first knock out game were the wrong side of a shock when they lost 1-0 to an impressive looking Alloa at Recreation Park.

Thistle league campaign got off to a disastrous start with three straight defeats away at Partick (0-2), at home to Ross County (2-3) and away to Hearts (1-5). Having lost the Highland derby at home and then a heavy defeat in Edinburgh, it was a relief for the rookie manager when he got his first win in the league before the international break with a 2-1 win over St Johnstone at the Caley Stadium.

A tricky trip to Aberdeen yielded another point after the break in a 1-1 draw but it also got Inverness off the bottom of the Premiership for the first time since the opening day. They were back on the bottom by the time they played Celtic the following week but an excellent 2-2 draw against the champions saw them leapfrogging Partick into 11th.

Most of their season have been spent at or hovering around last place and between the two Dundee meetings in September and February, Inverness only won one match; a 3-0 win away at Motherwell in October but have also picked up points in six draws.

After coming back from two goals down again Dundee Caley drew with Hearts and beat Rangers but were unable to kick on from there. After defeating Rangers they were unable to win again until they defeated Hamilton in the first game after the split, meaning they are rooted to the bottom of the league and one defeat away from relegation.

However that win against Accies gave Thistle hope that they might be able to catch Hamilton and squeeze into the play offs at their expense and will be coming to Dens looking for a win  and an Accies defeat in Dingwall to take it to the final day.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Haber 9; Stewart 6; O’Hara, O’Dea 5; McGowan Loy 4

INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE: Tremarco 7; Tansey 6: Boden, Vigurs, Doumbouya, Fisher 5; Draper 4

Match Officials

Referee – Kevin Clancy

Assistant Referees – Frank Connor and Sean Carr

Fourth Official – Colin Steven

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket Office.

This match is a Category B match and 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 £24
Two adults and two children under 12 £46
With additional children under 12 at £2
Children under 16 in the family area are £12

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 £22 for Adults, £15 for concessions and £12 for juveniles

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

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2016/17 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Ross County 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 interim manager Neil McCann
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A message from captain James McPake
  • This Week in History
  • The 2017 DFC Hall of Fame profile of Thomson Allan, who was inducted last month with a Legends Award
  • The 2017 DFC Hall of Fame Profile of Keith Wright who was inducted last month with a Legends Award
  • Profile on visitors Inverness Caledonian Thistle
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Where are they now?

How To Watch

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

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Wednesday evening 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 can also be viewed on DEETV from Monday.

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