Dunfermline Athletic

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Saturday, 24th Aug 2019

Ladbrokes Championship: (home) Saturday 24th August 2019, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park

League leaders Dundee United will be Dunfermline Athletic’s next opponents when Robbie Neilson brings his side to East End Park on Saturday. United were without a game on Saturday while the Pars took the Scottish Champions to extra time in the Betfred Cup.

The Tannadice club should be well rested after their comeback against Partick Thistle a week past Saturday but the Pars will be desperate to take advantage of their Celtic Park confidence boost.

Milestones Dundee United (Home)
Last League Victory | 27/04/07 | 1-0 | SPL
Last League Defeat | 26/03/19 | 0-1 | Championship
Best League Victory | 11/08/45 | 7-0 | Div B*
Worst League Defeat | 29/10/11 | 1-4 | SPL
Last Goalless Draw | 01/05/18 | 0-0 | Premiership Play off
First League Meeting | 08/10/21 | 4-1 | Div 2 (old)
*Pre league reconstruction

Dunfermline have not defeated Dundee United at East End Park since 2007 but that was the last in a run of seventeen home games against the Tannadice club without defeat.

The last dozen games between the two sides have seen United win seven, Dunfermline one with four games ending up all square.

Last Twelve Matches v Dundee United

Date | H/A | F-A | WDL | Competition
26/03/19 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
12/01/19 | A | 0-1 | L | Championship
27/10/18 | H | 0-2 | L | Championship
04/08/16 | A | 3-2 | W | Championship
04/05/18 | A | 1-2 | L | Premiership Play off
01/05/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Premiership Play off
24/03/18 | A | 1-1 | D | Championship
13/01/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship
02/12/17 | A | 1-2 | L | Championship
30/09/17 | H | 1-3 | L | Championship
11/04/17 | A | 0-1 | L | Championship
28/01/17 | H | 1-1 | D | Championship

Last time at East End Park
Tuesday 26 March 2019
Dunfermline 0 Dundee United 1


The Pars were attempting to win six league games back to back for the first time since the 2011 First Division title run in, alas they found second placed Dundee United too great an obstacle.

Dundee United were to score the only goal of the game in 24 minutes when his great turn of pace allowed Peter PAWLETT a run into the home box to slip the ball in at the left goalpost. 0-1

It had been 487 minutes since Dunfermline had last conceded a goal.

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Tom Beadling, Ryan Blair (Matthew Todd 78): Joe Thomson, Louis Longridge (Myles Hippolyte 84), Kallum Higginbotham (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 70): Bruce Anderson.
SUBS NOT USED: James Vincent, Ryan Williamson, Mark Durnan, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED: Benjamin Siegrist: Charlie Seaman (Paul Watson 86), Rachid Bouhenna, Mark Reynolds (c), Callum Booth: Calum Butcher: Paul McMullan (Nicky Clark 79), Ian Harkes, Jamie Robson: Peter Pawlett (Sam Stanton 69): Pavol Safranko.
SUBS NOT USED: Aidan Nesbitt, Fraser Fyvie, Morgaro Gomis, Ross Laidlaw (GK)

Form Last Six Matches

DUNFERMLINE
Celtic (A) L 1-2 AET
Queen of the South (A) D 1-1
Dundee (H) D 2-2
East Kilbride (H) 4-0
Edinburgh City (A) L 0-1
Albion Rovers (H) W 6-0

DUNDEE UNITED
Partick Thistle (A) W 2-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) W 4-1
East Fife (H) L 0-2
Cowdenbeath (H) W 3-0
Stenhousemuir (A) W 2-1
Hearts (A) D 1-1

Recent Form

Dunfermline are undefeated at East End Park this season and Dundee United have maximum points from their first two Championship matches but as a result of their home defeat to East Fife they failed to qualify for the Second Round of the Betfred Cup.

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 6th
League Points: 2
Goal Difference: 0
League Record: P2 W0 D2 L0 GF3 GA3
Last Six Match Form: WLWDDD

DUNDEE UNITED
League Position: 1st
League Points: 6
Goal Difference: +4
League Record: P2 W2 D0 L0 GF6 GA2
Last Match Form: DWWLWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Celtic):
Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Stuart Morrison, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton (c), Ryan Dow (Matthew Todd 112), Tom Beadling, Josh Edwards (Andy Ryan 75): Kyle Turner (Josh Coley 66): Kevin Nisbet (Gabby McGill 85)
SUBS NOT USED: Danny Devine, Lewis McCann, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED (v Partick Thistle): Benjamin Siegrist: Jamie Robson, Liam Smith, Mark Reynolds, Mark Connolly, Calum Butcher, Paul McMullan, Sam Stanton (Ian Harkes, 80), Nicky Clark (Peter Pawlett, 68), Louis Appere, Lawrence Shankland
SUBS NOT USED: Adam King, Paul Watson, Cammy Smith, Osman Sow, Deniz Mehmet

Referee will again be Euan Anderson. He officiated the last match between the sides in March.

Other Championship Fixtures

Morton v Partick Thistle (Friday 23 August)
Alloa Athletic v Arbroath
Ayr United v Queen of the South
Dundee v Inverness Caley Thistle



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