Partick Thistle | Match Preview

Dundee face Partick Thistle at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park their next Ladbrokes Championship game and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Partick Thistle

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Saturday 8th February 2020

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

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

The 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 often busy on a match day and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on match day and until 6pm on Friday night. 

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

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

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

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1876

STADIUM: The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill

CAPACITY: 10,102

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m



MASCOT: Kingsley

CLUB COLOURS: Red, yellow and black

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1920/21

Scottish League Cup winners: 1971/72

Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1896/97,

1899/1900, 1970/71

Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1975/76

2001/02, 2012/13

Scottish League Second Division (third tier) winners: 2000/01

Glasgow Cup winners: 1935, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1960, 1981, 1989

RECORD WIN: 16-0 v Royal Albert, Scottish Cup 1st Round, 17/1/1931


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

Head to Head v Partick Thistle

LEAGUE: Won 87, Drawn 50, Lost 69

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 8, Drawn 3, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 101, Drawn 55, Lost 79

Last Five Dundee v Partick Thistle Meetings

  1. 21/12/2019 | Away | Championship | Won 1-0 | 2,957 | McGowan
  2. 19/10/2019 | Home | Championship | Lost 3-1 | 5,010 | McGowan
  3. 12/5/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 6,756
  4. 17/2/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 4,267 | Murray (2)
  5. 16/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Won 3-0 | 5,101 | Moussa (2), O’Hara

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues returned from their pre-Christmas trip to Glasgow with three points earned in a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill. Paul McGowan’s first half goal was enough to send the travelling fans home in cheerful mood. The Dee had the better chances and might have finished with a more comfortable win after a composed display.

Partick Thistle: Fox, Williamson, O’Ware (c), Saunders (Robson 82), Penrice, Cardle, Cole, Bannigan, Kakay (Zanatta 61), Miller, Jones (Harkins 75)

Unused subs: Sneddon (gk), McGinty, Palmer, Slater.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Meekings (c), McGhee, Marshall, McGowan (Ness 76),, Dorrans, Robertson, Mackie, Hemmings (Todd 86), Johnson (Nelson 63)

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Forster, Byrne, Moore.

Goal: McGowan (31).

Attendance: 2,957 (616 Dees)

Referee: Bobby Madden. Assistants: Joe Lawson, Eddie Ferguson,

Partick Thistle’s Season So Far

Partick’s season started with a 1-0 Betfred Cup win over Airdrieonians before travelling to Airdrie’s Excelsior for the next match where they beat Queens Park 2-1, whose Hampden Stadium was undergoing work on its pitch.

A visit to Premiership Hamilton ended 2-2, with Accies taking the bonus point in the shoot out but a 3-2 win over former tenants Clyde was enough to win the group after Hamilton had lost on penalties to Queens Park.

Thistle would go on to reach the Betfred Cup quarters after an impressive 3-2 win over Premiership Ross County but they would exit the competition after a 5-0 defeat at Celtic Park.

However Partick Championship season would start poorly with back to back 3-2 defeats to Ayr and Morton and then a 2-1 loss at home to United and picked up their first point away at Alloa at the end of August.

September started with a 2-0 Challenge Cup win at Montrose but in the league a draw at Arbroath and a 3-0 defeat to Dunfermline at Firhill would cost manager Gary Caldwell his job.

Partick turned to former Jag Ian McCall to take charge and his first match after leaving Ayr was a decent 3-1 win up at Inverness.

McCall’s first game back in Maryhill however was a 1-0 home loss to Queen of the South but the followed that up with a 2-0 win over Connah’s Quay in the Challenge Cup and then a 3-1 winat Dens.

Partick them lost three in a row to Arbroath, United and Ayr before wins over Morton in the league, Stenhousemuir in the Challenge Cup quarters and Penicuik Thistle in the Scottish Cup.

Partick’s league form continues to be erratic as a draw with Alloa and a 5-1 defeat to Dunfermline sent them bottom but subsequent wins over Queen of the South and Inverness moved them up to eighth.

Partick showed up well against Celtic in the Scottish Cup but went out after losing 2-1 at home and despite a win against Morton and draws with Alloa and Ayr, returned to the bottom of the Championship with a hat-trick of defeats to Taysiders Dundee, Dundee United and Arbroath.

Top Scorers

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

PARTICK THISTLE: Miller 10; Gordon 6; Brannigan 5; Cardle, Cole 4; Saunders, Zanatta 3; Jones, Graham 2; De Vita, Palmer, Saunders, Williamson, Robson, Penrice, Mansell, Harkins, Slater, O’Ware 1

Match Officials

REFEREE: Colin Steven



Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Partick Thistle 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
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A Dark Blue Decade – the final part of looking back at The Dee in the 2010s
  • Profile on visitors Partick Thistle
  • Played for Both featuring Northern Ireland internationalist Sam Irving
  • Junior Dees News
  • DFC in the Community News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Club 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

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 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.