Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Dundee

Friday, 24th Jan 2020

Ladbrokes Championship (home) Friday 24th January 2020, kick off 7.05pm at East End Park.

Dunfermline welcome Dundee back to East End Park on Friday night. The Pars are desperate to put an end to their five match losing run and despite that they are still in fifth place. Dundee sit just above them four points better off in fourth so the Fifers are in much more need of the points if they do not want to become further detached from the play off positions.

Pars v Dundee: The Full League Record
  P W D L F A
At East End Park 55 26 13 16 96 75
At Dens Park 55 12 16 26 67 112
TOTALS 110 38 29 43 163 187

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

Prior to the opening league match of this season the teams had not met on league business since March 2011 with 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. The Friday night match in August was a thrilling affair with the Pars going two up before losing two penalties that led to just one point instead of three.

Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline 2 Dundee 2
Ladbrokes Championship, 2nd August 2019

After suffering relegation from the Premier League, Dundee’s first game back in the second tier was to be at East End Park. The Pars got off to a good start however scoring in just 13 minutes.

A poor back pass by Cammy Kerr allowed Kevin Nisbet to dispossess Jordan Forster on the left touchline and he laced the ball in for the in running Ryan DOW to find the visitors’ net. 1-0.

Keeper Jack Hamilton clutched a Nisbet cross but critically missed the next one on 35 minutes. Dow received the pass from Aaron Comrie and then provided the cross from the right and the ball travelled all the way across the face of goal to NISBET who headed home. 2-0

Dunfermline were coasting towards a two goal half time lead when Dundee were awarded a really soft penalty. A Kerr cross from the right travelled across the box and when the ball broke off Dow, referee Greg Aitken pointed to the spot. Danny JOHNSTON stepped up and converted the 45th minute penalty kick in the bottom left corner. 2-1

Dundee manager James McPake made two changes prior to the second half kicking off, Josh Meekings and Andy Nelson went off to be replaced by Josh Todd and Declan McDaid. The visitors looked more dangerous after that but it was to be a controversial penalty that spoiled the Fifers’ night.

Johnston burst into the Pars box between Comrie and Ashcroft and went down eight yards out despite Ashcroft winning the ball. Referee Aitken was not to be moved. JOHNSTON stood over the ball while things calmed down and then sunk the 75th minute penalty to Scully’s right. 2-2

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Euan Murray, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton (c), Ryan Dow, Tom Beadling, Josh Coley (Matthew Todd 60): Kevin Nisbet, Lewis McCann (Josh Edwards 69).
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Ryan, Tom Lang, Stuart Morrison, Paul Allan, Cammy Gill (GK)
SCORERS: Dow (13), Nisbet (35)
YELLOW CARD: Beadling (25), Coley (52), Ashcroft (57)

DUNDEE: Jack Hamilton: Cammy Kerr, Jordan Forster, Josh Meekings (Declan McDaid HT), Jordan McGhee, Shaun Byrne, Paul McGowan, Finlay Robertson, Jordan Marshall, Andrew Nelson (Josh Todd HT), Danny Johnson.
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Mulligan, Callum Moore, Lyall Cameron, Michael Cunningham, Calum Ferie (GK).

Out the last twelve matches between the teams, Dunfermline have won four but and are undefeated in the last eight meetings. Dundee have won three with five including the most recent one in August at East End Park drawn.

Last Twelve Matches v Dundee
Date. | H/A | F-A | Scorers
14/12/19 | A | 3-4 | [0-1] Devine, [1-1] Dow, [1-2] Hemmings, [1-3] McGowan, [1-4] Johnson, [2-4] Nisbet, [3-4] Martin
02/08/19 | H | 2-2 | [1-0] Dow, [2-0] Nisbet, [2-1] Johnson (pen.), [2 -2] Johnson (pen).
22/07/18 | A | 1-0 | [1-0] J Longridge
25/08/15 | H | 3-1 | [1-0] El Bakhtaoui, [1-1] Hemmings, [2-1] Cardle, [3-1] El Bakhtaoui
22/03/11 | A | 1-1 | [1-0] Burke, [1-1] Hyde
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.)

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won only one of their last six matches. They have lost only two of their last eight home games but that was the two most recent. Having won three matches in the space of a week they then faced Dundee who inflicted the first of five successive defeats.

Dundee have won two of their last six matches and lost the three prior to that. They have only taken three away points from Ayr, Alloa and Partick.

Morton (A) L 2-3
Ayr United (H) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) L 1-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-2
Dundee (A) L 3-4
Morton (H) W 3-1

Motherwell (H) L 0-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-2
Dundee United (A) D 1-1
Partick Thistle (A) W 1-0
Dunfermline (H) W 4-3
Arbroath (A) D 1-1

Current League Stats

League Position: 5th
League Points: 25
Goal Difference: +1
League Record: P21 W7 D4 L9 GF31 GA30
Last Six League Match Form: WLLLLL

League Position: 4th
League Points: 29
Goal Difference: -2
League Record: P20 W8 D5 L7 GF26 GA28
Last Six League Match Form: LDWWDL

Teams Last Time Out

Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Danny Devine, Lewis Martin: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c) (Tom Beadling 78), Euan Murray (Kyle Turner 72), Dom Thomas: Gabby McGill (Ethan Ross 62), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Joe Thomson, Lewis McCann, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE (v Motherwell): Jack Hamilton: Cammy Kerr, Jordan McGhee, Josh Meekings, Jordan Marshall: Jamie Ness (Ross Callachan 46), Shaun Byrne (Danny Johnson 66), Paul McGowan (Lyall Cameron 76), Declan McDaid: Graham Dorrans, Kane Hemmings
SUBS NOT USED: Jordan Forster, Finlay Robertson, Luke Strachan, Calum Ferie (GK).

Other Championship Fixtures (Saturday)

Arbroath v Partick Thistle
Ayr United v Inverness Caley Thistle
Dundee United v Morton
Queen of the South v Alloa Athletic

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