Dundee travel up to Inverness this weekend in need of a confidence boasting win after Saturdays defeat at the hands of Aberdeen.
Our last League win came on the opening day of the season against Ross County, around a month and a half ago but it feels much longer than that. Our next five games are all tough fixtures so we need to start producing on the pitch because we could be in danger of being caught around the bottom of the league. IF all the clubs below us picked up a win each, we could even see ourselves seeing out this weekend rooted at the bottom. The odds of this happening are of course slim to none. I know we are only six games into the season but supporter don’t want to see their team sitting there or even in danger of it.
It’s been well documented that Dundee have never beat Inverness Caley Thistle at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in the League or in any competition as a matter of fact. This will be our 10th attempt at achieving a victory up there
Caley never had the best of starts to the season with three straight defeats but have since picked up a bit of form with a win against St Johnstone and a point in the ties against Aberdeen and Celtic.
This game is a hard one to predict. I had Caley down as a team who would struggle this season but they have picked up points against hard opposition recently which will have restored any confidence that was shattered at the start of the season.
We of course have under-preformed recently and need a victory to ease the pressure.
What a better place to visit than to the ground where you haven’t won!
Gary Harkins is Dundee’s top goal scorer in this fixture with 4 goals (League: 3, Challenge Cup: 1)
Our only League win took place at Dens Park on the 15th January 2005.
The first ever game between both clubs happened in the 2nd Round of the League Cup on the 17th August 1994. Paul Tosh (2) and George Shaw sealed a 3-0 win for the Dee.
Dundee have never won a game in all competitions at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
We have won away from Home against Inverness though. We beat them 4-3 on penalties in the B&Q after the match finished 1-1. This game was played at the Telford Street Park which was the clubs ground before they moved to their current stadium.
The highest ever attendance between the two clubs at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium occurred on the last day of the season 2009/10 when Caley were presented with the 1st Division trophy. 6,031 fans were turned up.
Recent Record vs Inverness
Last 5 League games at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium: LDDDL
Last 5 League games at both grounds: LDDDL
Head to Head League Record
Total Games: 10
Dundee wins: 1
Inverness Wins: 8
Dundee Goals: 20
Inverness Goals: 33
Head to Head League Record at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Total Games: 9
Dundee wins: 0
Inverness Wins: 5
Dundee Goals: 7
Inverness Goals: 17
Last Game at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Three goals in nine second-half minutes helped Inverness CT to an emphatic win that ensures a seventh-place Premiership finish.
Miles Storey broke the deadlock when he escaped the offside trap and rounded Scott Bain before netting.
Danny Devine tapped home at the back post from a corner before Ross Draper capitalised on Julen Etxabeguren’s error to fire home.
Richie Foran added a late penalty after Liam Polworth was tripped.
Full match report on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36234794
Scottish Cup Semi Final 2003, Dundee 1-0 Inverness
Ok, there isn’t a lot of memorable games that ended with us on the winning side but I’m sure we can all agree that this one is up there as one of the best as it saw us reach our first Scottish Cup Final since 1964!
A Nemsadze goal was all that was needed to see us past a stubborn Caley team but when the final whistle went, none of that mattered. All we were bothered about was getting to the final!
Full match report on the BBC website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_div_1/2959781.stm
Ticket Information (From the Official Dundee Website)
Dundee fans will be housed in the South Stand and the prices are as follows:
Admission prices: Adults £22, Concession £17, Under12 £10.
Supporters must buy a ticket from the kiosk then proceed to the turnstile and enter through Turnstile 7&8.
The Sports Bar facility at the Stadium is open to visiting supporters(from 1pm) but you MUST buy your ticket before to can enter.
There are 2 major roadworks projects on the A9 so give yourself plenty of time.
Police Scotland will be monitoring traffic flow at the Kessock Bridge roundabout and will intervene if traffic builds up from the A9.
Parking is available to visiting supporters behind the South Stand (Away).
Parking is not permitted offsite either side of the Stadium.
Traffic leaving the Away car park will be directed by Police and Stewards exiting right on to Stadium Road.