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Preview Dundee

Saturday, 27th Mar 2021

Scottish Championship (away) v Dundee, Saturday 27th March 2021, 7.20pm kick off at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park. Live on BBC Scotland channel.

It will be third v fourth when Dunfermline travel to Dundee seeking their first league win at Dens Park since October 2004. The competition for play off places extends to more than half the teams in the league and with a schedule of back to back away games against Dundee and Raith Rovers to be followed by a home match against Hearts the remaining Pars league fixtures take the look of cup finals.

Dunfermline’s last win at the Kilmac Stadium was 1-0 in Betfred Cup in July 2018. Dundee has hosted 55 league matches against Dunfermline, 27 have been home wins, 16 drawn and 12 away wins.

Milestones Dundee (Away)

Last Victory | 22/07/18 | 1-0 | Betfred Cup
Last Defeat | 14/12/19 | 3-4 | Championship
Best Victory | 24/11/73 | 5-1 | Div One*
Worst Defeat | 22/03/47 | 0-10 | Div B*
Last Goalless Draw | 13/09/08 | First Division
First League Meeting | 25/09/1926 | 1-1 | Div One*
*Pre league reconstruction

Last time at Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park
Scottish Championship, Saturday 19th December 2020
Dundee 3 Dunfermline 3

Stevie Crawford post Morton
Sat, 12th Dec 2020

Dunfermline made an impressive comeback to draw after going three goals down. Charlie ADAM opened the scoring in 35 minutes, showing all the experience of his 35 years to accept a pass in the centre circle and make ground before smashing the ball past Fôn Williams from 30 yards out. 1-0.

Five minutes into the second half the Pars gave away a silly free kick out on the right side and from that Dundee would score their second. Adam took the setpiece 25 yards out and SOW nipped in to the near post to glance a header past Fôn Williams. The 30 year old’s first goal of the season made it 2-0.

As the midpoint of the second half came it looked like the Pars were working their way back into the game but on 70 minutes FONTAINE with a left footed effort from 15 yards out found the net from Marshall’s corner from the left. 3-0

From a 78th minute corner Paul WATSON’s header looped into the left side of the Dundee goal. 3-1

Just four minutes later Ashcroft took down sub Lewis McCann and McMANUS stepped up to plant the penalty in the bottom right. 3-2 and eight minutes to play.

Sub Max Anderson took out Turner and the Pars would scored from the subsequent free kick in the third minute of added time. McMANUS smacked the ball into the top right from 25 yards out and it was 3-3.

DUNDEE: Jack Hamilton: Christie Elliott, Liam Fontaine, Lee Ashcroft, Jordan Marshall: Jordan McGhee, Shaun Byrne, Paul McGowan (Jordan Foster 87), Charlie Adam (c) (Max Anderson 73): Osman Sow (Jonathan Afolabi 66), Danny Mullen
SUBS NOT USED: Declan McDaid, Cameron Kerr, Finlay Robertson, Calum Ferrie (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Lewis Mayo, Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Steven Whittaker (Lewis McCann 77): Ryan Dow, Kerr McInroy (Iain Wilson HT), Kyle Turner, Dom Thomas (Kevin O’Hara 54): Declan McManus
SUBS NOT USED: Matty Bowman, Miller Fenton, Lucas Berry, Cammy Gill (GK)

Out the last twelve matches between the teams, Dunfermline have won five. Dundee have won two with five drawn but the Fifers have only won one of the last twelve meetings at Dens Park.

Last Twelve Matches v Dundee
Date. | H/A | F-A | Scorers
19/12/20 | A |3-3 | [0-1] Adam, [0-2] Sow, [0-3] Fontaine, [1-3] Watson, [2-3] McManus (pen.), [3-3] McManus.
24/01/20 | H |2-0 | [1-0] Dow, [2-0] Nisbet
14/12/19 | A |3-4 | [0-1] Devine (o.g.), [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

Last Six Matches
Both sides results have been up and down with Dundee one win better off in the last six matches.

Morton (A) D 0-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-1
Morton (H) W 1-0
Queen of the South (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (A) L 0-2

Alloa Athletic (A) W 3-0
Ayr United (H) L 1-3
Arbroath (H) W 2-0
Hearts (A) L 1-2
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) W 2-1
Morton (A) D 2-2

Current League Stats

League Position: 3rd
League Points: 30
Goal Difference: +7
League Record: P19 W8 D6 L5 GF27 GA20
Last Six Match Form: LWLWLD

League Position: 4th
League Points: 30
Goal Difference: +2
League Record: P20 W8 D6 L6 GF37 GA35
Last Six Match Form: DWLWLW

Last Time Out

Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lewis Mayo, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Matthew Todd (Fraser Murray 58), Steven Whittaker (Dom Thomas 75), Kerr McInroy (Iain Wilson 64), Lewis McCann: Declan McManus (Craig Wighton 101), Kevin O’Hara.
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Allan, Scott Banks, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE (v Alloa Athletic): Adam Legzdins: Lee Ashcroft, Christie Elliott, Jordan, Marshall, Sam Fisher, Paul McGowan (Shaun Byrne 70), Declan McDaid, Paul McMullan, Max Anderson, Danny Mullen (Jonathan Afolabi 84), Jason Cummings (Charlie Adam 77)
SUBS NOT USED: Cammy Kerr, Lyall Cameron, Luke Strachan, Jack Hamilton (GK).

The referee will be Bobby Madden, his first Dunfermline match since the Scottish Cup tie at Raith in January 2019 but he was in charge the last time Dunfermline won at Dens Park.

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Ayr United
Hearts v Queen of the South
Inverness Caley Thistle v Arbroath
Raith Rovers v Morton

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