Preview Inverness CTSaturday, 22nd Jan 2022
cinch Championship (home) v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Saturday 22nd January 2022, kick off 3.00pm at East End Park
Dunfermline Athletic will take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday in search of a win that could take them at least two places up the league table due to the other teams around them not playing. Stacked against them is a record of just eleven wins over their opponents in the 47 previous meetings since the first one in August 1999.
Milestones v Inverness Caley Thistle (home)
Last League Victory | 17/10/20 | 3-1 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 25/02/20 | 1-2 | Championship
Best League Victory | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1
Worst League Defeat | 18/01/12 | 1-3 | Division 1
Last Goalless Match | 18/09/21 | 0-0 | Championship
First Ever Meeting | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1
Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline 0-0 Inverness CT
Sat, 18th Sep 2021
League leaders Inverness Caley Thistle arrived at a sunny East End Park to take on a Dunfermline Athletic team that sat bottom of the table.
This was a game that Dunfermline should have won, they had the best chances but both keepers made saves they got great credit for. There were a couple of bad misses and the home side were a bit unfortunate at times. As manager Peter Grant pointed out post match a clean sheet always gives you an opportunity to win the game but his side had chances at the end that could have given him a long sought after win.
With time running out Ridgers beat Wighton to a through ball and Cole, 35 yards out, just could not find the shot at the open goal. Then in the second minute of added time Cole sent Wighton away through the middle and with Devine in his slipstream and the crowd egging him on, managed to fire a shot from 15 yards out that Ridgers palmed away.
DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson, Vytas Gašpuitis, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow, Dan Pybus (Dom Thomas 69), Graham Dorrans (c), Kai Kennedy: Nikolay Todorov (Reece Cole 82), Kevin O’Hara (Craig Wighton HT)
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Paul Allan, Leon Jones, Deniz Mehmet (GK)
INVERNESS CT: Mark Ridgers: David Carson, Danny Devine, Kirk Broadfoot (c), Robbie Deas: Tom Walsh, Scott Allardice, Roddy Macgregor, Aaron Doran (Cameron Harper HT), Shane Sutherland (Billy McKay 36), Manny Duku (Sean Welsh 71)
SUBS NOT USED: Reece McAlear, Wallace Duffy, Lewis Jamieson, Cameron Mackay (GK)
The last dozen league matches between the teams have seen three Dunfermline wins, three draws and six Caley Thistle wins.
Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle
13/11/21: (A) W 2-1 [0-1] McKay, [1-1] Devine o.g, [2-1] Thomas
18/09/21: (H) D 0-0 20/03/21: (H) L 0-1 [0-1] Carson
29/12/20: (A) D 1-1 [1-0] Turner, [1-1] Todorov 17/10/20: (H) W 3-1 [0-1] Todorov, [1-1] E Murray, [2-1] Dow, [3-1] McManus
25/02/20: (H) L 1-2 [0-1] Doran, [1-1] Thomas, [1-2] Walsh
21/12/19: (A) L 0-2 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] McCart
14/09/19: (H) L 0-1 [0-1] Welsh 04/05/19: (A) L 0-1 [0-1] Austin
16/02/19: (H) W 1-0 [1-0] Thomson
30/10/18: (A) D 2-2 [1-0] Keena, [1-1] Calder, [2-1] Keena, [2-2] White
01/09/18: (H) L 0-3 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] Polworth, [0-3] Oakley
Despite being at the foot of the table Dunfermline have won more matches in the last ten fixtures than Inverness, their second placed opponents. Indeed the Highlanders have only won three of their last fifteen games. They have drawn their last three Championship matches but have lost only once away from home this league season at Hamilton.
Last six matches
Hamilton Academical (H) W 1-0
Morton (A) L 0-5
Raith Rovers (A) D 0-0
Arbroath (H) L 0-3
Queen of the South (H) D 3-3
Hamilton Academical (A) L 0-1
INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE
Queen of the South (H) D 2-2
Raith Rovers (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (A) D 0-0
Hamilton Academical (H) L 1-2
Morton (A) W 6-1
Morton (A) D 1-1
League Position: 10th
League Points: 18
Goal Difference: -17
Home League Record: P11 W2 D5 L4 GF11 GA18
Last Six Match Form: LDLDLW
INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 37
Goal Difference: +12
Away League Record: P10 W4 D5 L1 GF14 GA7
Last Six Match Form: DWLDDD
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Hamilton Academical): Owain Fôn Williams (c): Aaron Comrie, Mark Connolly, Coll Donaldson, Josh Edwards: Dan Pybus, Paul Allan (Lewis Martin 79), Matthew Todd, Ryan Dow (Kyle Macdonald 82): Steven Lawless, Lewis McCann
SUBS NOT USED: Nikolay Todorov, Graham Dorrans, Reece Cole, Leon Jones, Deniz Mehmet (GK)
INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE v Queen of the South): Mark Ridgers: David Carson, Danny Devine, Kirk Broadfoot (c), Robbie Deas: Tom Walsh, Sean Welsh, Reece McAlear, Roddy Macgregor (Manny Duku (64), Shane Sutherland, Billy McKay.
SUBS NOT USED: Wallace Duffy, Lewis Jamieson, Lewis Hyde, Harry Nicolson, Cameron Mackay (GK)
Referee will be Steven Reid, his first Dunfermline match of the season and just his second Championship match of this season.
This is the only Championship fixture this weekend due to Scottish Cup ties.
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