Kilmarnock Preview

Dundee host Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Kilmarnock

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Wednesday 6th February 2019

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1869

STADIUM: Rugby Park

CAPACITY: 17,889

PITCH SIZE: 100m x 64m

MANAGER: Steve Clarke

CHAIRMAN: Michael Johnston

NICKNAME: Killie

MASCOTS: Nutz the Squirrel

CLUB COLOURS: Blue and White

SHIRT SPONSOR: QTS

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1964/65

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1897/98, 1898/99

Scottish Cup winners: 1920, 1929, 1997

Scottish League Cup winners: 2011/12

Scottish Qualifying Cup winners: 1896/97

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup semi-finalists: 1966/67

RECORD WIN: 13-2 v Saltcoats Victoria, Scottish Qualifying Cup, 12/9/1896

CLUB WEBSITE: www.kilmarnockfc.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: Kevin Clancy

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Sean Carr

ASSISTANT REFEREE: David Doig

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Mike Roncone

Head to Head v Kilmarnock

LEAGUE: Won 68, Drawn 52, Lost 67

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 4 

LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Drawn 7, Lost 4

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 0

ANGLO-SCOTTISH CUP: Won 0, Drawn 2, Lost 0

TOTALS: Won 77, Drawn 63, Lost 75

Last Five Dundee v Kilmarnock Games

  1. 15/12/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 4,668 | Miller
  2. 6/10/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 5,158 | Nabi
  3. 13/2/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-2 | 3,768 | Moussa, Caulker
  4. 18/11/2017 | Home | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 5,873
  5. 23/9/2017 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 3,452 | El Bahktaoui

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues’ unbeaten run came to an end with a 3-1 defeat at Kilmarnock in December. There were no goals in the first half, but Killie ran away with the game after the break. Kirk Broadfoot put them ahead from a corner. Genseric Kusunga put through his own goal and then Greg Stewart added a third. Right at the end Kenny Miller pulled a goal back for the Dee, his seventh in the last five games.

Kilmarnock: Bachmann, O’Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor, Burke (Kiltie 87), Dicker (c), Power, Jones, Stewart, Brophy (Ndjoli 87)

Unused subs: MacDonald (gk), McKenzie, Kris Boyd, Scott Boyd, Tshibola.

Goals: Broadfoot (53), Kusunga og (66), Stewart (79).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Kusunga, O’Dea, Boyle, Curran, Kamara, Woods, Calvin Miller (Källman 67), McGowan (Nabi 74), Kenny Miller (c)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Lambert, Inniss, Spence, Moore.

Goal: Kenny Miller (90).

Booked: Boyle (foul on Stewart), Kusunga (foul on Stewart).

Attendance: 4,668 (284 Dees).

Referee: Kevin Clancy. Assistants: David Roome, Brian Templeton. Fourth Official: Colin Steven.

Kilmarnock’s Season So Far

Kilmarnock’s season started with a Betfred Cup penalty defeat to Premiership newcomers St Mirren but they still topped their group after defeating Dumbarton, Spartans and Queens Park.

However those dropped points in the opening game cost Killie a seeding in the draw and when they were paired with Rangers, they were knocked after a 3-1 defeat at Rugby Park.

Killie opened their Premiership campaign with a 2-0 home win over St Johnstone but followed that up with a draw away at Livingston and a defeat to Hearts.

Kilmarnock bounced back with an excellent 2-0 win at Pittodrie before being unlucky to lose 3-2 at Easter Road but when they returned to Rugby Park they continued their recent good record against Celtic with a last minute 2-1 win and then a 3-1 victory over Motherwell.

Killie were unbeaten in October with two 2-1 wins over Dundee and St Mirren and two 1-1 draws with Hamilton and Rangers but that sequence was ended when Aberdeen left Rugby Park with a 2-1 win.

Kilmarnock bounced back from that defeat with a superb 1-0 win over league leaders Hearts at Tynecastle and remained in contention at the top of the table with a 0-0 draw in Perth and a 3-0 win against Hibernian when the floodlights twice failed during the match at Easter Road.

Then in their next game Killie hit the top of the Premiership after a 2-0 win home win over Livi when both Rangers and Celtic dropped points but came back down to earth and off the top of the table after their next game when they lost 5-1 at Celtic Park. 

After defeating Dundee 3-1 at Rugby Park, Killie went into the winter break with wins against Motherwell and St Mirren and a draw with Hamilton.

After the break Killie knocked Forfar out the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 home and when the Premiership they had a superb 2-1 win over Rangers at Rugby Park and a draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie to keep up the pressure at the top of the table.

However they failed to put pressure on the leaders last Friday when they lost 2-1 to Hearts at home.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, McGowan, J. Curran 2

KILMARNOCK: Brophy 10; Stewart 8; Kris Boyd, Jones 5; Ndjoli 4; Burke, Findlay 2

Ticketing Information

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

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 £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 becoming increasingly busy on matchdays and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on matchdays.

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

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

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Motherwell 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
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 55
  • Profile on visitors Kilmarnock
  • 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 Kilmarnock 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 Wednesday night while a shorter highlights package will be available to 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.