Preview DundeeFriday, 2nd Aug 2019
Ladbrokes Championship: Friday 2nd August 2019 at East End Park, kick off 7.05pm
The opening league match of the Ladbrokes Championship will be Dunfermline’s home match against Dundee. The Friday night fixture will be a gauge of how ready Stevie Crawford’s new look young team are to mount a challenge in what is commonly recognised as the most competitive in the country.
History shows the Dundee have the upper hand on their West Fife opponents but their record at East End Park is not their best.
|Pars v Dundee: The Full League Record|
|At East End Park||54||26||12||16||94||73|
|At Dens Park||54||12||15||27||64||108|
Milestones Dundee (Home)
Last League Victory | 11/09/10 | 3-1 | First Division
Last League Defeat | 08/11/09 | 0-1 | First Division
Best League Victory | 19/03/88 | 6-1 | Prem League
Worst League Defeat | 27/10/45 | 0-6 | Div B*
*Pre league reconstruction
The teams have not met on league business since March 2011 and their last two matches against each other were in the League Cup. In August 2015 the Pars won 3-1 at East End Park and in July 2018 the Fifers won 1-0 at Dens Park.
Out the last twelve league matches between the teams, Dunfermline have won just two. Dundee have won four with six drawn.
Last Twelve League Matches v Dundee
Date | H/A | F-A | Scorers
22/03/11 | A | 1-1 | [0-1] Burke, Hyde [1-1]
15/01/11 | H | 0-0
23/10/10 | A | 2-2 | [1-0] Gibson )pen), [2-0] Gibson (pen), [2-1] Griffiths, [2-2] Higgins
11/09/10 | H | 3-1| [1-0] Gibson (pen.), [2-0] Bell, [2-1] Harkins, [3-1] Clarke
30/03/10 | H | 2-1 | [1-0] Gibson, [2-0] Bell, [2-1] Harkins
17/01/10 | A | 2-3 | [0-1] Griffiths, [1-1] Graham, [1-2] McMenamin, [2-2] Kirk, [2-3] Griffiths
31/10/09 | H | 1-1 | [0-1] Harkins, [1-1] Bayne
12/09/09 | A | 0-1 | [0-1] Harkins (pen.)
31/03/09 | H | 1-1 | [0-1] Malone, [1-1] Woods
03/01/09 | A | 0-1 | [0-1] Paton
08/11/09 | H | 0-1 | [0-1] Antoine-Curier
13/09/08 | A | 0-0
Last Time at East End Park
Dunfermline 0 Dundee 0
Scottish First Division
Saturday 15th January 2011
Even after incurring points deduction for going into administration, Dundee arrived at East End Park in the spirit of Braveheart; you can take our points but you cannot take away our form. The Pars task was to halt the Dees impressive six match run of taking maximum league points. Top of the table Pars made two changes for the visit of Barry Smith`s Dundee; Jim McIntyre handed 19 year old Ryan Thomson his first ever league start and Pat Clarke came in to partner Andy Kirk up front.
Dunfermline should have gone ahead in seven minutes after Calum Woods cross from the right dropped to Thomson but his first effort was blocked by O`Donnell, Graham`s follow up dropped to Thomson again but again just four yards out, O`Donnell dived in to prevent the shot.
Having rode their luck for most of the first half Dundee came back at Dunfermline and Woods had to head clear from in front of goal, Riley pounced on a loose ball to power the ball over the Pars crossbar, McGregor headed away an Irvine cross.
Rab Douglas kept all the Pars efforts out and in the third minute of added time Kirk headed a Woods cross over the bar and the best that Dunfermline were to get was one point. Raith Rovers 1-0 win at Dingwall takes them above Dunfermline. The early misses in this game cost the Pars their leader status.
DUNFERMLINE: Chris Smith; Calum Woods, Neil McGregor, Alex Keddie, Austin McCann (c); Paul Willis (Wullie Gibson 64), Ryan Thomson, Gary Mason (Andy Dowie 82), David Graham; Andy Kirk, Pat Clarke (Steven McDougall 77),.
SUBS NOT USED: Joe Cardle, Kyle Allison (GK)
DUNDEE: Rab Douglas; Gary Irvine, Craig McKeown, Rhys Weston, Kyle Benedictus (Connor Rennie 73); Nicky Riley, Stephen O`Donnell, Gary Harkins, Craig Forsyth; Trialist (Leighton McIntosh 83), Sean Higgins
SUBS NOT USED: Johnny Stewart, John Gibson (GK)
Betfred Cup Form
East Kilbride | (H) | W | 4-0
Edinburgh City | (A) | L | 0-1
Albion Rovers | ( H) | W | 6-0
St Mirren | (A) | W | 3-2
Inverness Caley Thistle | (H) | W | 1-0
Peterhead | (H) | D | 0-0
Cove Rangers | (A) | D | 0-0
Raith Rovers | (A) | W | 3-0
Dundee won both their drawn matches on penalties.
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v East Kilbride): Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Euan Murray, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton (c)(Paul Allan 74), Ryan Dow (Lewis McCann 67) Tom Beadling, Josh Coley: Kevin Nisbet (Andy Ryan 63), Kyle Turner.
SUBS NOT USED: Stuart Morrison, Matthew Todd, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)
DUNDEE (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Jack Hamilton: Cammy Kerr, Jordan Forster, Josh Meekings, Jordan McGhee, Shaun Byrne, Paul McGowan (Declan McDaid 79), Finlay Robertson, Jordan Marshall, Andrew Nelson (Josh Mulligan 90+1), Danny Johnson (Josh Todd 67).
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Moore, Lyall Cameron, Michael Cunningham, Calum Ferie (GK).
Other Championship Fixtures
Alloa Athletic v Partick Thistle
Arbroath v Queen of the South
Ayr United v Morton
Dundee United v Inverness Caley Thistle