Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Dundee United

Tuesday, 8th Nov 2016

SPFL Championship: Tannadice Tuesday 8th November 2016, kick off 7.45pm

Dunfermline will now play Dundee United twice in the space of four days. The sides were drawn against each other in the Quarter final of the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup and that tie is due to be played on Saturday 12th November. The Championship league match scheduled for that day also paired the clubs. The cup tie is to be played at East End Park on the date of original league match at Tannadice.  The league fixture has been re-arranged and will be played on Tuesday night.

For travelling supporters, Tannadice is one of the better away grounds to visit. . Pars supporters are accommodated in the South West of the stadium and there is always a good atmosphere.

League v Dundee Utd (Away)

Pld

W

D

L

130

48

35

47

The clubs have played 130 league matches against each other and the Pars lead 48 v 47 on wins.

Milestones Dundee United (Away)

Last League Victory

20/08/11

1-0

SPL

Last League Defeat

31/03/12

0-3

SPL

Best League Victory

29/01/66
22/08/62
28/02/48


4-0

Div 1*
Div 1*
Div B*

Worst League Defeat

29/04/61

0-5

Div 1*

*Pre league reconstruction

For years Tannadice was one of those grounds that Dunfermline couldn`t win at for love nor money but suddenly it became a place for celebration.

That started with the famous First Division `title decider` in 1996, and was followed with similar emotion when Jim Leishman`s side secured their SPL status at the same ground in 2005. . Then at the end of season 2005-06 a cracking Freddie Daquin goal gave Dunfermline hopes (false as it turned out) that they could finish ninth in the league. .

Dunfermline then drew twice at Tannadice before an 85th minute Paul Burns goal secured another win in August 2011.United won the last league meeting at Tannadice and have also won the two more recent League Cup meetings.

Of the last twelve league matches between Dunfermline and United, the Pars have won five, lost four with three games ending all square. . .

Last Twelve League Matches v Dundee United

Date

H/A

F-A Scorers
10/09/16 H 1-3 [0-1] Murray. [0-2] Andreu, [1-2] Paton. [1-3] Andreu
31/03/12 A 0-3 [0-1] Daly, [0-2] Robertson, [0-3] Daly.
29/10/11 H 1-4 [0-1] Dixon, [0-2] Dalla Valle, [1-2] Kirk, [1-3] Russell, [1-4] MacKay-Steven
20/08/11 A 1-0 [1-0] Burns
21/04/07 H 1-0 [1-0] McManus
27/01/07 A 0-0  .
18/11/06 H 2-1 [0-1] Robson, [1-1] Shields, [2-1] Mason
19/08/06 A 0-0  .
02/05/06 A 1-0 [1-0] Daquin
25/02/06 H 1-1 [0-1] Kenneth, [1-1] Burchill
20/12/05 A 1-2 [1-0] Samuel, [1-1] Wilson, [1-2] Robson
24/09/05 H 2-1 [0-1] McCracken, [1-1] Tod, [2-1] Ross

Last League Meeting at Tannadice
Saturday 31st March 2012


The return of Kevin Rutkiewicz and Andy Kirk to the team could not prevent a heavy defeat. 0-0 at half time United struck three in the second half, the opener came from a long throw from Robbie Neilson that DALY hit well to beat Smith.

Brilliance from Gary Mackay-Steven set up ROBERTSON for the second and 2-0 became 3-0 within three minutes. Russell held the ball up in the Pars box before turning to tee up DALY for another United goal.

DUNDEE UNITED: Dusan Pernis. Robbie Neilson, Gavin Gunning, Sean Dillon, Paul Dixon,. Willo Flood (Stuart Armstrong 87), Scott Robertson (Danny Swanson 87), John Rankin, Gary Mackay-Steven (Richie Ryan 87). Johnny Russell, Jon Daly (c).
SUBS NOT USED: Steve Banks (GK), Ryan Dow, Garry Kenneth, Barry Douglas.
SCORER: Daly (49, 83), Robertson (80)

DUNFERMLINE: Chris Smith. Andy Dowie, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Alex Keddie, Austin McCann (c). Jordan MacMillan (David Graham 64), Gary Mason (Paul Willis 83), Mark Kerr, Joe Cardle. Martin Hardie, Andy Kirk (Liam Buchanan 76),
SUBS NOT USED: Paddy Boyle, Kyle Hutton, Ryan Thomson, Ryan Goodfellow (GK).

Dundee United . Dunfermline
Current League Position
2 9
League Points
24 9
Goal Difference
+10 -8
Last 6-League Match Form
WDWWWW WDLLDD
League record Home/Away this season .
P6, W4, D2, L0 P6, W0, D2, L4

Recent Form
The Pars have won only two of their 12 Championship games this season but they are now unbeaten in their last two. The last away win was at Brechin in the Irn-Bru Cup on 3rd September, the last away league win was against Albion Rovers on 2nd April.
Dundee United are in fine form. they have now gone six Championship matches without defeat and have won their last four. Their last league defeat was at Falkirk in September and they are undefeated at Tannadice since 24th April.

Form last six matches - .
 . Dundee United  .

 .

 .

 .

Dunfermline
 . Queen of South (A) W 4-1  . Raith Rovers (H) D

0-0

 . Falkirk (H) L 0-4  . Dumbarton (A) D

2-2

 . Dumbarton (H) W 2-1  . Hibernian . (H) L  .1-2
 . St Mirren (A) W 2-0  . Falkirk (A) L 1-2
 . Stranraer (A) W 1-0  . Queens Park (H) W 2-1
 . Hibs (A) D 1-1  . Ayr United (A) D

0-0

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Raith Rovers):
Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Lewis Martin, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham, John Herron, Nat Wedderburn, Joe Cardle: Nicky Clark, Farid El Alagui
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Moffat, Rhys McCabe, Michael Paton, Ryan Williamson, Callum Fordyce, Paul McMullan, David Hutton (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED (v QOS): Cammy Bell (Luis Maria Zwick HT): Frank van der Struijk, William Edjenguelle, Mark Durnan (Coll Donaldson 76), Paul Dixon (Jamie Robson 43): Scott Fraser, Willo Flood, Charlie Telfer, Tope Obadeyi, Tony Andreu, Simon Murray
SUBS NOT USED: Sean Dillon, Cameron Smith, Alistair Coote, Nick van der Velden.

Referee will be Don Robertson



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