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Motherwell Preview

Dundee host Motherwell at Dens on Saturday in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Motherwell

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 1st September 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1886

STADIUM: Fir Park

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

CLUB WEBSITE: www.motherwellfc.co.uk

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. 24 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 Motherwell

LEAGUE: Won 91, Drawn 42, Lost 69

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 5

LEAGUE CUP: Won 11, Drawn 1, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 107, Drawn 47, Lost 83

Last Five Dundee v Motherwell Matches

  1. 28/4/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 4,064 | Kusunga
  2. 24/2/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,003
  3. 10/2/2018 | Home | Scottish Cup | Lost 2-0 | 4,663
  4. 23/12/2017 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,173 | McGowan
  5. 25/10/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,254

Last Meeting

Dundee traveled to Lanarkshire last April in the second game after the split but returned home empty handed. Genséric Kusunga gave Dundee a first half the lead but The Dee could only hold onto it for five minutes when Ryan Bowman headed home. In the second half, a back post header from Cedric Kipre was enough to give The Steelmen a 2-1 win and secure their Premiership status for next season while Dundee’s fight went onto Dens the following week.

Motherwell: Carson, Tait, Grimshaw, Cadden, McHugh, Main (MacLean 84′), Bowman (Scott 40’), Dunne, Aldred, Kipre, Campbell (Bigirimana 73’)
Unused Subs: Griffiths, Frear, Ciftci, MacLean, Maguire

Goals: Bowman 28’, Kipre 52’

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr, Holt, Caulker, Kusunga (O’Dea HT), Kamara, Moussa (Leitch-Smith 3’), O’Hara, Murray, McGowan, Wighton (Scott 79′)
Unused Subs: Ferrie, Aurtenexe, Wolters, Spence

Booked: O’Dea 64’, McGowan 90’

Goals: Kusunga 23’

Referee: Nick Walsh
Assistant Referees: David McGeachie and Ralph Gordon
Fourth Official: Willie Collum

Attendance: 4,064 (913 Dees)

Motherwell’s Season So Far

Motherwell’s season started with an impressive 5-0 home win over Edinburgh City in the Betfred Cup but in their second group match slipped up at Stranraer when they drew 1-1 and lost the bonus point on penalties.

The Steelmen managed to top their group however after defeating Championship side Queen of the South 2-0 at Fir Park and then Clyde at Broadwood by three goals to one after going behind in the first half.

When the Premiership started Motherwell travelled to Easter Road and it was a disappointing start to their league campaign when they went down 3-0 to a Hibs side buoyant after their Europa League win in midweek.

The second match didn’t fair any better for The Well as they lost the Lanarkshire derby 1-0 to Hamilton Academical at Fir Park.

They picked up their first point of the season thanks to an injury time equaliser from captain Peter Hartley last Sunday at home to Rangers.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa, Mendy 2; Wighton, Madianaga, Spence, McGowan, Ngwatala 1

MOTHERWELL: Frear, Samson 3; Main, Johnson, Hartley 2; Tait, McHugh.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Motherwell 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 £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

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

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Ayr United game in and around the ground and in the club shop Dundee Direct, priced £3. It is a full, colour 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week includes:

  • A message from manager Neil McCann
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • Played for Both clubs featuring Jim Hamilton
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 40
  • Profile on visitors Motherwell
  • DFC in the Community news
  • Junior Dees News
  • Dundee Supporters Association news

If you can’t make the game but would still like a copy of the programme, it can be purchased from the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.co.uk

A seasonal Dundee FC programme subscription where every home programme from the 2018/19 season will be posted to your address can also purchased online from Curtis Sport for £95.

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the 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 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.

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