Motherwell | Match Preview

The Dark Blues face Motherwell in a William Hill Scottish Cup 4th round match on Saturday night and here we round of everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Motherwell

COMPETITION: William Hill Scottish Cup 4th round

DATE: Saturday 18th January 2020

KICK-OFF: 7.20pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

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

Prices for the William Hill Scottish Cup 4th round tie are as follows:

Pre-purchased ticket prices are as follows –

£20 – Adults
£15 – Concessions
£10 – Juveniles

On the day –

£20 – Adults
£15 – Concessions/Juveniles

  • Concessions are Over 65s, FT students and disabled)
  • Juveniles are Under 18s

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 12 noon on Saturday.

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

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1886


CAPACITY: 13,667

PITCH SIZE: 104m x 67m

MANAGER: Steve Robinson

CHAIRMAN: James McMahon

NICKNAME: The Steelmen

MASCOTs: Claret & Amber

CLUB COLOURS: Claret and Amber

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1931/32

Scottish Cup winners: 1952, 1991

League Cup winners: 1950/51

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1953/54, 1968/69

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) champions: 1981/82, 1984/85

Summer Cup: 1943/44, 1964/65

RECORD WIN: 12-1 v Dundee United, Scottish League B Division 1954


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 Official

REFEREE: Steven McLean




Head to Head v Motherwell

LEAGUE: Won 91, Drawn 42, Lost 72

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 5

LEAGUE CUP: Won 11, Drawn 1, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 107, Drawn 47, Lost 86

Last Five Dundee v Motherwell Matches

  1. 27/4/2019 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-3 | 3,662 | Woods, Robson, Ralph
  2. 26/1/2019 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,887
  3. 3/11/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,129
  4. 28/4/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 4,064 | Kusunga
  5. 24/2/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,003

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues went down to a bitterly disappointing 4-3 defeat at Motherwell in the first match after the split last season, losing out to David Turnbull’s winner four minutes into injury time. Dundee had taken the lead twice in the first half, through a Martin Woods penalty and Ethan Robson, but each time Well pulled out an instant equaliser, first from Turnbull and then from James Scott. Gboly Ariyibi put Motherwell ahead for the first time early in the second half only for Nathan Ralph to level the scores within two minutes. Dundee failed to take advantage after Alex Gorrin picked up a second yellow card and as they chased a winner they were caught out by a sucker punch when Turnbull scored his second.

Motherwell: Gillespie, Grimshaw, Aldred, Dunne, Tait, Campbell, Gorrin, Turnbull
Ariyibi, Scott, Cadden

Unused subs: Ferguson (gk), McHugh, Hartley, Main, Frear, Johnson, Semple.

Goals: Turnbull (12, 90+4), Scott (24), Ariyibi (49), Tu.

Booked: Gorrin (fouls on Woods and Craig Curran), McHugh (foul on Kusunga), Turnbull (foul on Kerr).

Dundee FC: Dieng, Kerr, Ryan McGowan, Kusunga, Ralph (Horsfield 75), Jesse Curran, Robson, Woods(c) (Moore 81), Wright, Craig Curran, Nelson (Miller 75)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), O’Dea, O’Sullivan, Paul McGowan.

Goals: Woods (10 pen), Robson (21), Ralph (51).

Booked: Ralph (foul on Cadden), Kusunga (foul on Turnbull), Horsfield (kickin the ball away).

Attendance: 3,662 (302 Dees).

Referee: Kevin Clancy. Assistants: Jordan Stokoe, Gordon Crawford. Fourth Official: Euan Anderson.

Motherwell’s Season So Far

Motherwell have had a superb season so far and currently sit third in the Ladbrokes Premiership as they enjoy their winter break.

Their season started in the Betfred Cup and Well comfortably won their group with wins over Queen of the South, Morton, Dumbarton and Annan but exited the competition at the first knock out stage with a 2-1 home defeat to Hearts.

The Steelmen’s league campaign started with a 0-0 draw at Livingston and then a 5-2 defeat to Celtic but after their League Cup loss recorded their first Premiership wins with a 3-1 away victory over Lanarkshire rivals Hamilton followed by a 3-0 home win over Hibs.

Motherwell endured back to back defeats in September to Hearts and Ross County but subsequent wins over St Johnstone, St Mirren, Kilmarnock and Livingston saw them start to climb the league.

Defeats to the top three of Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen were frustrating but a run of five wins out of six in November and December saw Motherwell go into the winter break in third place in the Premiership, one point ahead of Aberdeen despite losing their last game 2-1 at home to Accies.

Top Scorers

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

MOTHERWELL: Donnelly 9; Long 6; Cole, Hylton 4; Campbell, Scott, Hartley, Seedorf 3; Gallagher, Polworth Carroll 2; MacIver, Manzinga 1

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 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 James McPake
  • Part Three of our review of the last decade
  • A look back at the 1952 Scottish Cup Final
  • Profile on visitors Motherwell
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • DFC in the Community update
  • Dee Promotions 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

This match is live on the BBC Scotland channel from 7pm.

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Motherwell 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 night 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 Thursday