Motherwell – Preview

The Dark Blues face Motherwell at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday and here we round of everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Motherwell

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 26th January 2019

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1886


CAPACITY: 13,667

PITCH SIZE: 104m x 67m

MANAGER: Steve Robinson

CHAIRMAN: James McMahon

NICKNAME: The Steelmen

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: William Collum




Head to Head v Motherwell

LEAGUE: Won 91, Drawn 42, Lost 70

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 5

LEAGUE CUP: Won 11, Drawn 1, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 107, Drawn 47, Lost 84

Last Five Dundee v Motherwell Matches

  1. 3/11/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,129
  2. 28/4/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 4,064 | Kusunga
  3. 24/2/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,003
  4. 10/2/2018 | Home | Scottish Cup | Lost 2-0 | 4,663
  5. 23/12/2017 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,173 | McGowan

Last Meeting

A spectacular winner by David Turnbull midway through the second half gave Motherwell a 1-0 win over the Dark Blues at Fir Park last November. Dundee had good moments, but couldn’t turn that into the penetration they needed to take anything from the match.

Motherwell FC: Carson, Cadden, Hartley, Aldred, Tait, McHugh, Grimshaw, Bigirimana (Sammon 90+2), Turnbull (Campbell 79), Main (Johnson 65), Bowman

Unused subs: Gillespie (gk), Frear, Mbulu, Maguire.

Goal: Turnbull (68).

Booked: Bowman (foul on O’Dea), Tait (foul on Curran), Johnson (foul on Kerr).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Boyle, O’Dea (Inniss 58), Kusunga, Curran (Woods 72), Kamara, Spence, Calvin Miller, Moussa (McGowan 72), Kenny Miller

Unused subs: Parsh (gk), Deacon, Mendy, Lambert.

Booked: Kerr (foul on Turnbull).

Attendance: 4,129 (419 Dees).

Referee: Don Robertson. Assistants: Drew Kirkland, Andrew McWilliam. Fourth Official: Andrew Dallas.

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.

After defeating Dundee in November Motherwell crashed 7-1 at Ibrox but bounced back superbly with a 3-0 home win over Aberdeen.

The Steelman’s topsy-turvy season continued in December with wins over St Johnstone and Hamilton, a draw with Celtic at Fir Park and defeats to Livi, Hearts, St Mirren and Killie.

In the first game after the winter break Motherwell crashed out the Scottish Cup with 2-1 defeat at home to Ross County but bounced back when the Premiership returned with a 1-0 win over Hibs on Wednesday.

Top Scorers

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

MOTHERWELL: Johnson 8; Main 5; Turnbull 4; Aldred 3; Hartley, Bowman 2; Bigirimana, Campbell, McHugh, Cadden 1

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.

There will be a cash turnstile in the Main Stand for home supporters.

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
  • An exclusive interview with Wednesday’s hero Andrew Nelson
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week numbers 53 and 54
  • Profile on visitors Motherwell
  • 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 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 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 Thursday

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