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Tuesday, 29th Dec 2020

Scottish Championship: Tuesday 29th December 2020, 6.30pm kick off at the Inverness Caledonian Stadium behind closed doors

After Inverness’s match at Cappielow was postponed on Saturday and the Pars 1-0 win over Arbroath, the gap between these two sides is now nine points and five places. Inverness now have a game in hand but this Tuesday night’s trip north give the Fifers are great chance to distance them from the side that finished second in last term’s shortened season.

Inverness need to avoid defeat in this fixture to ensure a whole calendar year without a home defeat. Much as Dunfermline would love a win, it is more than thirteen years since the Pars have won a league match at the Inverness Caledonian Stadium.

Milestones Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Away)
Last League Victory: 17/03/07: 3-1 SPL
Last League Defeat: 04/05/19: 0-1 Championship
Best League Victory: 22/04/00 2-1 Sc Div 1
Worst League Defeats: 15/08/04 & 29/01/05 0-2 SPL
Last Goalless Draw: 03/05/12: 0-0 Premier League
First visit: 23/10/99: 1-1 Sc Div 1

The last dozen league matches between the teams have seen four Dunfermline wins, two draws and six Caley Thistle wins.

Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle
17/10/20 (H) 3-1 [0-1] Todorov, [1-1] E Murray, [2-1] Dow, [3-1] McManus
25/02/20 (H) 1-2 [0-1] Doran, [1-1] Thomas, [1-2] Walsh
21/12/19 (A) 0-2 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] McCart
14/09/19: (H) 0-1 [0-1] Welsh
04/05/19: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Austin
16/02/19: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Thomson
30/10/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Keena, [1-1] Calder, [2-1] Keena, [2-2] White
01/09/18: (H) 0-3 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] Polworth, [0-3] Oakley
21/04/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Ryan, [1-1] Chalmers, [1-2] Austin, [2-2] Clark.
13/03/18: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Craigen
28/10/17: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Bell
12/08/17: (H) 5-1 [1-0] Smith, [2-0] Ashcroft, [2-1] Vigurs, [3-1] Cardle, [4-1] Hopkirk, [5-1] Cardle.

Last time at Caledonian Stadium

Inverness Caley Thistle 2 Dunfermline 0

Ladbrokes Championship, Saturday 21 December 2019


Caley opened the scoring after a corner from the right was defended and then returned by James Keatings for Shaun ROONEY to sweep into the left side of the Pars net. 1-0

The home side wrapped up the points ten minutes from full time when Caley’s Doran forced another corner and when he delivered McCART rose to head the ball in at the left post. There were appeals that Trafford had assisted the ball across the line off his arm but the referee deemed he didn`t touch it so goal stood. 2-0.

Inverness saw the game out to consolidate their second place in the Championship. As for Dunfermline they fell out of the play off positions as a consequence of Dundee’s win over Partick Thistle.

INVERNESS CT: Mark Ridgers: Shaun Rooney, Coll Donaldson, Jamie McCart, Kevin McHattie: David Carson, Aaron Doran (c)(Nikolay Todorov 89), Charlie Trafford, James Keatings (James Vincent 74), Jordan White (Mitch Curry 85), Miles Storey
SUBS NOT USED: Cammy Harper, Roddy Macgregor, Matheus Machado, Cammy Mackay (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Danny Devine, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Tom Beadling (Kyle Turner 43), Joe Thomson (Andy Ryan 74), Lewis McCann (Anthony McDonald 62), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Tom Lang, Harry Cochrane, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won just two of their last six matches, but lost only one of their last nineteen. Indeed this season they are undefeated in the league away from home but have won only once away from home at Alloa. Inverness lost their last match at Alloa but are unbeaten at home this season.

DUNFERMLINE
Arbroath (H) W 1-0
Dundee (A) D 3-3
St Johnstone (H) D 1-1
Morton (H) L 1-2
Raith Rovers (H) D 2-2
Arbroath (A) W 3-1

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
Alloa Athletic (A) L 1-2
Dundee (H) D 2-2
Queen of the South (A) W 3-0
Raith Rovers (H) W 2-0
East Fife (H) W 1-0
Raith Rovers (A) D 3-3

Current League Stats

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 17
Goal Difference: +7
League Record: P9 W5 D3 L1 GF19 GA12
Last Six Match Form: WDLDDW

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
League Position: 7th
League Points: 11
Goal Difference: +3
League Record: P8 W3 D2 L3 GF14 GA11
Last Six Match Form: DWWWDL

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Arbroath):
Owain Fôn Williams: Lewis Mayo (Aaron Comrie 72), Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Steven Whittaker (Kerr McInroy 72): Ryan Dow, Iain Wilson (Kevin O’Hara 81), Kyle Turner, Dom Thomas: Declan McManus
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis McCann, Matty Bowman, Lucas Berry, Cammy Gill (GK)

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE (v Alloa Athletic): Mark Rodgers: Brad McKay, Danny Devine, Robbie Deas, Cameron Harper, Scott Allardyce, Roddy Macgregor, Kai Kennedy (Aaron Doran 69), James Keatings (Sean Welsh 69), Shane Sutherland (Nikolay Todorov 80), Miles Storey.
SUBS NOT USED: David Carson, James Vincent, Daniel MacKay, Cameron MacKay (GK).

Referee will be Euan Anderson who last officiated a Dunfermline game at Starks Park on 5th December. 2-2 the scoreline, 3-3 on yellow cards that day.

Other Championship Fixtures

Ayr United v Morton
Dundee v Alloa Athletic
Hearts v Arbroath
Raith Rovers v Queen of the South



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