Dundee vs Celtic
1st October 2016
Match Officials: Referee – Andrew Dallas. Linesmen – Willie Conquer Gavin Harris. Fourth Official – John McKendrick
Dundee go into this Saturdays clash with Celtic in the midst of six games without a win. It will be a tough task against a side that we haven’t played well against at Dens Park for many a year. By the time the match comes around, it will have been 28 years and 7 days since our last victory over the Bhoys at home!
Our last two games have seen the team incur back to back 3-1 defeats against Aberdeen and Inverness. The team will be hoping to avoid a third successive defeat but it will be an uphill battle against a Celtic side who just held English giants Manchester City to a 3-3 draw at Parkhead in the Champions League.
Last term, Dundee’s record against Celtic was P3 W0 D2 L1. Despite the heavy 6-0 defeat at the beginning of the season, the Dark Blues managed two 0-0 draws both home and away against the Champions. This was the first time in the League since 1931 that Dundee had managed consecutive clean sheets against the Glasgow team!
Dundee will welcome back Kevin Gomis and Mark O’Hara both from suspension and while Tom Hateley looks set to miss out after being taking off with a groin injury against Inverness at the weekend.
Nicky Low will be in contention for a starting slot after lasting the full 90 minutes and bagging a consolation goal. This was his first game since the 2-2 draw with Dundee United back in March.
Dundee’s longest unbeaten run against Celtic happened between November 1956 to December 1960. The Dee went 8 games without defeat.
Dundee’s last home win against Celtic came on the 24th September 1988. We won 1-0.
Our record since is P26 W0 D7 L 19 F13 A47
The last victory we managed over Celtic took place on 13th May 2001. A Fabian Caballero double gave us a 2-0 win at Parkhead.
Recent Record vs Celtic
Last 5 League games at Dens Park: DLLDL
Last 5 League games at both grounds: DLLLL
Head to Head League Record
Total Games: 129
Dundee wins: 43
Celtic Wins: 138
Dundee Goals: 233
Celtic Goals: 472
Head to Head League Record at Dens Park
Total Games: 113
Dundee wins: 31
Celtic Wins: 57
Dundee Goals: 138
Celtic Goals: 186
Last Game at Dens Park
Dundee held Celtic to a second consecutive 0-0 draw in the League.
This meant that Dundee remained in sixth spot in the table, level with Partick while the result moved Celtic five points clear of second place Aberdeen.
Full match report on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35430133
What better match to look back to than our famous League Cup Final win over Celtic.
The conditions were appalling and if this game was to take place nowadays, it would have surley been called off. In fact, both clubs wanted the game to be abandoned but the referee deemed it suitable to play on and at the end of the 90 minutes, what a great decision it was from him!
Only 29,974 turned up that day due to it taking around which was due to it taking around three hours to reach Glasgow from Dundee due to the blizzard conditions that had engulfed Scotland the past few days. The Police even turned back fans, telling them the game had been cancelled but for the ones that were lucky to make it, they got to see Gordon Wallace score the winner with 14 minutes remaining in what is to be Dundee’s last cup win to date.
Ticket Information (From the Official Dundee Website)
This match will be all ticket and online sales for this match are now closed.
The ticket office is open Thursday and Friday 10am till 5pm for ticket sales.
Supporters are reminded that they need to buy their tickets by 5pm on Friday 30th September. There will be no tickets sales on the morning of the match.
There are no away end tickets remaining at the Dundee Ticket Office.
Prices for this match are £25 (adults) and £18 concessions
(Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID), Juveniles under 16 are £15
Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand
Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:
Adult and one child under 12 £30
Two adults and two children under 12 £55
With additional children under 12 at £ 5
Children under 16 in the family area are £ 12
Under 12 and Under 16 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group
Tickets can be bought at the ticket office, in person or by phone.