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St Johnstone Preview

Dundee face St Johnstone on Saturday in the final game of 2018 and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v St Johnstone.

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 29th December 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1884

STADIUM: McDiarmid Park

CAPACITY: 10,696

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Tommy Wright

CHAIRMAN: Steve Brown

NICKNAME: The Saints

MASCOTS: SuperSaint

CLUB COLOURS: Blue and White

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 2013/14

Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1923/24,

1959/60, 1962/63

Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1982/83,

1989/90, 1996/97, 2008/09

Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 2007/08

Scottish League B Division Supplementary Cup winners: 1948/49

Scottish Consolation Cup winners: 1910/11, 1913/14

RECORD WIN: 13-0 v Tulloch, Perthshire Cup, 17/1/1887

CLUB WEBSITE: www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk

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.

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Head to Head v St Johnstone

LEAGUE: Won 58, Drawn 36, Lost 49

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 3

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1

TOTALS: Won 70, Drawn 40, Lost 54

Last Five Dundee v St Johnstone Games

  1. 25/8/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,259
  2. 21/4/2018 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 5,592 | Moussa (2)
  3. 10/3/2018 | Home | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 5,336
  4. 30/12/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-0 | 4,769 | Haber, Leitch-Smith
  5. 16/9/2017 | Home | Premiership | Won 3-2 | 6,001 | Leitch-Smith (2), Moussa

Match Officials

REFEREE: Don Robertson

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Stuart Stevenson
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Anthony Cooper

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Steven Reid

Last Meeting

Dundee went down to a 1-0 defeat against St Johnstone in Perth back in August. Tony Watt scored the only goal shortly after half time. The Dark Blues had good spells, playing some attractive football, especially in the first half, but a lack of firepower meant that they seldom threatened the Saints goal after falling behind.

St Johnstone: Clark, Foster, Kerr, Shaughnessy, Tanser, Wright, Davidson (Alston 14), Craig, Kennedy, Watt (McCann 86), McMillan (Hendry 77)

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Anderson, Scougall, Gordon.

Goal: Watt (50).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Curran, Meekings (c), Caulker, Ralph, Madianga (Moussa 81), Kamara, McGowan, Mendy (Ngwatala 61), Nabi (Wighton 86), Källman

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Kerr, Jefferies, Spence.

Attendance: 4,259

Referee: Steven McLean; Assistants; David Doig, Andrew McWilliam. Fourth Official; Kevin Clancy.

St Johnstone’s Season So Far

St Johnstone’s season had an inauspicious start with a 0-0 draw with East Fife at McDiarmid Park in the Betfred Cup but they won the bonus point in the penalty shoot-out.

It didn’t stop The Saints from winning their section however as they followed that up with two 1-0 wins against Montrose and Falkirk and in their final game beat Forfar 3-1 at Station Park.

After defeating Queen of the South 4-1 after extra time in the second round, The Saints exited the League Cup in the quarters when they lost 1-0 at home to Celtic.

Saints’ Premiership campaign had a tough start away at Kilmarnock and two goals in the last half hour was enough to keep the points at Rugby Park but they got off the mark in their first home game in a 1-1 draw with Hibs.

After winning maximum points against Dundee and Hamilton, St Johnstone lost 5-1 to Rangers, 2-1 to Hearts and 6-0 to Celtic but then embarked on a terrific eight game unbeaten run.

Victories over Motherwell, St Mirren, Livingston, Hibs, Hamilton and Aberdeen were done with no goals conceded and the run ended in December with 2-1 loss to Motherwell at McDiarmid.

Rangers were next to visit McDiarmid and left with all three points after a late winner in a 2-1 victory but Saints bounced back to winning ways on Boxing Day with a late winner of their own as Tony Watt struck against St. Mirren.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, McGowan 2; Wighton, Boyle, Spence, Ngwatala, Källman, Nabi, Curran, C. Miller 1

ST JOHNSTONE: Watt 7: Kennedy 6; Alston 4; McMillan 3; Wotherspoon, Kerr, Shaughnessy 2

Ticketing Information

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

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.

Half Season Tickets are now on sale and valid from our Boxing Day fixture against Livingston. They are valid for entry into at least 10 matches (could rise depending on post split fixtures) in the second half of the season. The fixtures include home matches against Livingston, St. Johnstone, Motherwell, Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Hearts, Celtic and Aberdeen plus any home league fixtures after the split. 

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £205

Under 18 – £70

Senior – £140

Student – £140

Under 12 – £20

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the St Johnstone 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
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 50
  • Profile on visitors St Johnstone
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association Review of the Year
  • 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 St Johnstone 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 extended 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 now.

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