Motherwell Preview

The Dark Blues travel to Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday and here we round of everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Motherwell v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 3rd November 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Fir Park

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

By Car

If you are using a Sat-Nav system Postcode: ML1 2QN

Fir Park is easily accessible by road, situated less than two miles from the M74 motorway. Exit at Junction 6, following signs for Motherwell, and turn right at the first set of traffic lights on to the B754 (Airbles Road).Go through two roundabouts before turning right at the third on to Adele Street, then left on to Gavin Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible ahead.

Fans travelling from the East or North via Newhouse (M8 or A73) should follow the A723 through Motherwell and Carfin, turning left at the roundabout on to the A721 (Menteith Road).

Continue ahead on to Brandon Street and then Windmill Hill Street, turning right at the roundabout on to Manse Road, before taking the first left on to Knowetop Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible ahead.


There are 20 spaces available in the Fir Park School car park and 20 spaces available in the Knowetop car park, both adjacent to the stadium, available to purchase online at £6 per space.

If you are not using the official club car park, street parking is available on numerous streets around the stadium. Fans can also make use of nearby car parks within the Civic Centre/Motherwell Concert Hall, behind the Health Centre on Parkhead Street and the smaller MacDonald Street car park.

By Train

Motherwell station has direct connections with all major cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, as well as local links throughout Lanarkshire to the likes of Coatbridge, Hamilton, Bellshill, Cumbernauld and Wishaw.

An interchange can be found immediately outside the station, where your journey to Fir Park can be completed with a taxi or bus.

Alternatively you can walk to Fir Park, as the station is just 10 to 15 minutes away from the ground. Upon exiting the station, head straight along Muir Street and follow the pedestrian precinct to its end. Keep walking straight ahead, through the underpass and take a left up the stairs on to Brandon Street, leading to Windmillhill Street.

Continue along Windmillhill Street until you come to the Civic Centre, opposite Motherwell police station. At the traffic lights, cross the road and on to Manse Road and take the first left on to Knowetop Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible, just 100 yards ahead.

Airbles station is also within walking distance of the ground. Upon exiting the station, turn right on to Airbles Road and walk up the street to the car showroom. Turn right on to Adele Street and then left on to Gavin Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible, just 100 yards ahead.

Match Official

REFEREE: Don Robertson




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 on the same weekend as last year when Neil McCann took charge of Dundee for the first time and despite a spirited performance, couldn’t replicate the win of 12 months ago against Motherwell. 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 and 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.

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 a 5-0 home win over Edinburgh City in the Betfred Cup and they topped their section despite a penalty bonus point loss at Stranraer thanks to wins over Queen of the South and Clyde.

The Well reached the quarters after a 1-0 win over Livingston in West Lothian but were knocked out after a 4-2 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle.

The Steelmen opened their Premiership campaign with back to back defeats to Hibs and Hamilton but got off the mark with a 3-3 draw at home to Rangers thanks to an injury time equaliser from captain Peter Hartley.

They followed that up with a 3-1 win over Dundee at Dens but subsequently lost to Hearts, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and St Johnstone and drew at home with Livingston before a 2-0 win in Paisley on Wednesday.

Top Scorers

MOTHERWELL: Main, Johnson 4; Hartley, Bowman 2; Bigirimana, Campbell, McHugh, Turnbull, Cadden 1

DUNDEE: Moussa, Mendy, Madinanga 2; Wighton, Boyle, Spence, McGowan, Ngwatala, Källman, Nabi 1

Ticketing Information

This match is pay at the gate and Dundee fans will be located in the Phil O’Donnell Stand (North).

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £24

Concession s: £17

Juvenile: £3

Families (One adult and two Juveniles): £28

Please note that Concessions are listed as 60 and over, 16-18 year olds and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are listed as 15 & under.

Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should purchase their tickets from the ticket office at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park before travelling.

Matchday Programme

Motherwell’s matchday programme is produced by our programme partners Curtis Sport. It is a 52 page, full colour edition and priced £3 it will be available in and around Fir Park on matchday.

Alternatively the programme will be available to order on the Curtis Sport website on which you can also order Dundee home programmes and back catalogue issues.

How To Watch

This match will be available to watch live to fans outside of the UK.

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.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.

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