Preview Inverness CTSaturday, 18th Nov 2023
cinch Championship (home) v Inverness Caley Thistle, Saturday 18th November 2023 kick off 3.00pm at KDM Group East End Park
Both Dunfermline and Inverness have two games in hand on half the teams in the Championship and this fixture is a catch up for the original game scheduled for Halloween but re-arranged due to both teams having a blank Saturday.
The sides have met 50 times before, Dunfermline winning 11, Inverness 19 with 20 matches having been drawn. At home the record is won 6, lost 9 and drawn 10.
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 KDM Group East End Park
Championship, Saturday 22nd January 2022
Dunfermline 1 Inverness Caley Thistle 1
A penalty kick converted by Steven Lawless ten minutes from time earned the Pars a vital point and it could have been more if they had been given decisions in the second half.
In the first half Dunfermline were pressed into doing a fair bit of defending without Fon Williams being called into any serious action but then in 39 minutes Caley Thistle found their way through. Reece McAlear broke into the right side of the Pars box and his cross picked out SUTHERLAND on the far side who drilled the ball home. 0-1
With time running out Dunfermline had pushed up in numbers and they were awarded a penalty after Pybus ran around the back of Edwards and then tried a cross in from the left that David Carson stopped with his hand. Steven LAWLESS stepped up to convert the 80th minute penalty with a left footed shot into the bottom left. The first goal for the Pars from the spot that season made it 1-1.
DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams (c): Aaron Comrie, Coll Donaldson, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Dan Pybus, Paul Allan (Kevin O’Hara HT), Matthew Todd (Graham Dorrans 63), Ryan Dow (Reece Cole 63): Steven Lawless, Lewis McCann.
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Nikolay Todorov, Leon Jones, Deniz Mehmet (GK) SCORERS: Lawless (80 pen.)
INVERNESS CT: Mark Ridgers: David Carson, Kirk Broadfoot (c), Danny Devine (Wallace Duffy 45+2), Robbie Deas: Tom Walsh, Sean Welsh, Reece McAlear, Shane Sutherland, Cameron Harper (Sam Pearson 73): Manny Duku (Logan Chalmers 67).
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Jamieson, Lewis Hyde, Lewis Nicolson, Cameron Mackay (GK)
The last dozen league matches between the teams have seen two Dunfermline wins, four draws and six Caley Thistle wins.
Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle
02/09/23: (A) D 1-1 [0-1] Shaw, [1-1] Hamilton.
26/03/22: (A) L 0-2 [0-1] McAlear, [0-2] Samuels.
22/01/22: (H) D 1-1 [0-1] Sutherland, [1-1] Lawless (pen.)
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
Inverness have won won three, drawn two and lost only one of their last six games and are unbeaten since Duncan Ferguson arrived as manager.
Dunfermline have lost four of their last six matches and both their last two wins were against Morton.
League Position: 5th
League Points: 14
Goal Difference: -1
Home League Record: P5 W2 D0 L3 GF6 GA6
Last Six Match Form: WLLLWL
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
League Position: 8th
League Points: 12
Goal Difference: -1
Away League Record: P5 W1 D1 L3 GF5 GA7
Last Six Match Form: LWDWDW
Last six matches
Dundee United (H) L 1-2
Morton (A) W 2-1
Raith Rovers (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) L 0-1
Partick Thistle (A) L 0-3
Morton (H) W 3-1
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
Ayr United (H) W 3-1
Dundee United (A) D 1-1
Airdrieonians (H) W 1-0
Partick Thistle (H) D 0-0
Arbroath (A) W 3-2
Dundee United (H) L 0-1
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE ( v Dundee United): Deniz Mehmet (Harrison Sharp HT): Sam Fisher, Chris Hamilton (c), Ewan Otoo: Aaron Comrie (Kane Ritchie-Hosler 75), Paul Allan, Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Owen Moffat (Matty Todd 55): Craig Wighton (Alex Jakubiak 60), Michael O’Halloran (Lewis McCann 22)
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Max Little (GK)
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE (v Ayr United): Mark Ridgers: Nikola Ujdur, Danny Devine, Morgan Boyes: David Carson (Wallace Duffy 57), Charlie Gilmour, Max Anderson (Luis Longstaff HT), Nathan Shaw, Cameron Harper: David Wotherspoon (Adam Brooks 89), Billy McKay (Cillian Sheridan 78).
SUBS NOT USED: Zak Delaney, Lewis Hyde, Harry Lodovica, Robert Thomson, Cammy Mackay (GK).
Other cinch Championship Fixtures
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- Dunfermline 1 Dundee United 2
- Morton 1 Dunfermline 2
- Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 0
- Inverness CT 1 Dunfermline 1