Dundee Vs Partick Thistle
Dens Park, KO 19.45pm
26th October 2016
Referee: Steven McLean
Linesmen: Michael Banks, Graeme Leslie
Fourth official: Craig Thomson
Dundee will head into this must win game against Partick after suffering their fifth straight defeat on Sunday at the hands of St Johnstone. That defeat also consigned Dundee to their NINTH game without a win.
The Evening Telegraph are reporting the Hartley may be about to go with the strike partnership of Craig Wighton and Rory Loy up front for this one.
Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Yordi Teijsse look to both set to miss this game due to knocks picked up in Sundays defeat. Faissal may be out for up to three weeks.
Partick go into this match in slightly similar circumstances. They, like the Dee, have only won once this season with that win happening on the opening day vs ICT.
They have picked up a slight bit of form down the way though. While we have lost our last five matches, Thistle have drawn four and lost one.
Hartley’s record as Dee manager vs Partick Thistle:
Played:7 Won:4 Drawn:3 Lost:0 F:11 A:6
Since the introduction of the SPL/SPFL, Dundee have never been beaten home or away against Partick.
This run stretches to 14 games and involves 10 wins and 3 draws.
Our biggest ever win against was 6-0 and happened twice on 6th December 1952 and 17th April 1954.
The highest scoring match between the clubs occurred at Firhill on 29th August 199. The match ended 6-3 in favour of Thistle.
The top 3 goalscorers in this fixture for Dundee are:
1)Andy Campbell: 10
2)Alan Cousin: 9
3)Archie Coats: 7
Dundee last 5 League games: LLLLL
Partick last 5 League Games: DDLDD
Recent Record Vs Partick
Last 5 League games at Dens Park: LLDWD
Last 5 League games at both grounds: WWDWW
Head to Head League Record
Total Games: 197
Dundee wins: 84
Partick Wins: 63
Dundee Goals: 327
Partick Goals: 203
Head to Head League Record at Dens Park
Total Games: 97
Dundee wins: 56
Partick Wins: 18
Dundee Goals: 201
Partick Goals: 101
Last Game at Dens Park
Dundee (Hemmings 85) 1-1 Partick (Lindsay 5), 7/11/2015
Full match report on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/34686197
Dundee came out of the starting blocks like sea biscuit on speed and found themselves 3-0 up within the first fifth teen minutes thanks to a double from Captain Gary Harkins and Greg Stewart.
Thistle would grab a goal back pretty quickly but Kane Hemmings put the result beyond any doubt by adding number four after only thirty seven minutes.
Doolan would grab another consolation for Partick in the dying minutes and the game ended 4-2 to Dundee.
Full match report on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35270497
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