Partick Thistle – Preview

Dundee take on Partick Thistle in the final Ladbrokes Premiership game of the season and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Partick Thistle

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 12th May 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1876

STADIUM: Energy Check Stadium at Firhill

CAPACITY: 10,102

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Alan Archibald

CHAIRMAN: David Beattie

NICKNAMES: The Jags, The Maryhill Magyars

MASCOTS: 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 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 Partick Thistle

LEAGUE: Won 86, Drawn 50, Lost 67

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 8, Drawn 3, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 100, Drawn 55, Lost 77

Last Five Dundee v Partick Thistle Meetings

  1. 17/2/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 4,267 | Murray (2)
  2. 16/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Won 3-0 | 5,101 | Moussa (2), O’Hara
  3. 21/10/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 3,358 | Leitch-Smith
  4. 1/3/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,326
  5. 28/12/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 3,758

Last Meeting

Simon Murray’s first goals in dark blue gave the Dee a massively important 2-1 win over Partick Thistle in a tense battle at Firhill last February With seven minutes left to play a Dundee win was an unlikely dream but Murray’s two late goals thrilled the healthy travelling support. Connor Sammon had given the Jags a deserved half time lead, but the home side couldn’t hold out when the Dark Blues turned the screw late on.

Partick Thistle: Cerny, Dumbuya, Keown, Cargill, Booth, Woods, Osman, Erskine (Spittal 69), Edwards, Storey (Doolan 80), Sammon

Unused subs: Scully (gk), Lawless, Barton, Devine, Penrice.

Goal: Sammon (41).

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr (c), Meekings, Caulker, Aurtenetxe, Kamara, O’Hara, Deacon (Curran 80), McGowan, Murray, Moussa (Leitch-Smith 66)

Unused subs: Malherbe (gk), O’Dea, El Bakhtaoui, Lambert.

Goals: Murray (84, 90)

Attendance: 4,267 (729 Dees)

Referee: Willie Collum. Assistants: David McGeachie, Frank Connor. 4th official: Steven Kirkland.

Partick Thistle’s Season So Far

Partick’s opened their season with a 1-1 draw in the Betfred Cup and despite losing the bonus point, recovered to qualify from their section with wins against St Mirren, Airdrie and Stranraer, with the 5-0 home with over The Buddies looking particularly impressive.

An excellent 3-0 win in Perth in the second round set up a quarter-final tie with Rangers and after the match to extra time with an injury time equaliser, their Glasgow neighbours finally progressed with a 3-1 win.

Partick couldn’t replicate their League Cup form in the Premiership and sit bottom with just three points from three draws with Ross County, Rangers and Hearts. The Jags’ league campaign started with a 3-1 defeat to newly promoted Hibernian at Easter Road and it took them until September to pick up their first points.

Draws at Firhill against Hearts and Rangers were followed up with defeats to Motherwell and Kilmarnock but took seven points from nine at the end of October with wins over Dundee and St Johnstone and a draw with Hamilton.

However the next four games saw just a point picked up in a draw with Hearts at Murrayfield before managing to pick up all three points with a 3-2 win over Motherwell despite a late comeback from The Steelmen at 3-0 down.

Before the winter break Partick went on a consecutive win/lose run with defeats to Dundee, Celtic and Aberdeen but crucially wins over Hamilton and Ross County kept them off the basement.

In the Scottish Cup Thistle defeated Queen of the South 2-1 in Dumfries before bowing out 3-2 in the next round at Celtic Park.

When the Premiership returned defeats to the Old Firm were countered with a win in Perth and a draw with Motherwell to keep in touch with the sides just above them in the table.

However back to back defeats to Dundee and Hamilton sent Thistle to the bottom and since then have yo-yoed between 11th and 12th.

Four defeats in a row to Hibs, Hearts, Ross County and Kilmarnock were damaging but since the split a win against Hamilton and draws with St Johnstone and Kilmarnock have lifted them off the bottom and given Partick hopes of survival. However defeat to Motherwell in midweek means Partick remain in the play-off spot and may need something at Dens to survive.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 13; O’Hara, Leitch-Smith 6; El Bahktaoui, 5; Waddell, Murray 3

PARTICK THISTLE: Sammon 10; Doolan 9; Spittal, Erskine 7; Edwards 5

Match Officials

REFEREE: Steven McLean



Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Partick Thistle 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

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Partick game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Neil McCann
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A look at recent winners of the Andrew De Vries Memorial Trophy for DFC Player of the Year
  • This Week in History
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 37
  • Where are they now?
  • Profile on visitors Partick Thistle
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association 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 from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the Partick Thistle match live on DEETV or alternatively they can view it for just £5.

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 view during the weekend alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Friday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.=

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