09-30-2016, 05:37 PM
Dundee take on Celtic at Dens Park in front of the BT Sports cameras on Saturday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.
FIXTURE: Dundee v Celtic
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE: Saturday 1st October 2016
VENUE: Dens Park
MANAGER: Brendan Rodgers
CHAIRMAN: Ian Bankier
NICKNAME: The Bhoys
MASCOTS: Hoopy the Huddle Hound
CLUB COLOURS: Green and White
HONOURS: European Cup: 1966/67
Scottish League Championship: 47 times between 1892 to present
Scottish Cup winners: 36 times between 1891 to present
League Cup winners: 15 times between 1956 to present
UEFA Cup Runners Up: 2002/03
Intercontinental Cup Runners Up: 1967
RECORD WIN: 10-0 v Raith Rovers, Scottish League A Division, 13/10/1962
CLUB WEBSITE: http://www.celticfc.net
Getting to the Ground
The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY
The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road & rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus services, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.
Head to Head v Celtic
LEAGUE: Won 43, Drawn 48, Lost 138
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Drawn 4, Lost 17
LEAGUE CUP: Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 12
TOTALS: Won 51, Drawn 54, Lost 167
Last Five Dundee v Celtic Matches
05/04/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 9,566 |
02/03/2016 | Away | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 41,451 |
20/09/2015 | Away | Premiership | Lost 6-0 | 48,558 | Rogic, Griffiths, Izaguirre (2), Brown, Ciftci
01/05/2015 | Away | Premiership | Lost 5-0 | 44,299 | Griffiths, Brown, Commons, Forrest, Bitton
22/04/2015 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-2 | 8,908 | McAlister/Van Dijk, Mackay-Steven
Dundee’s last encounter with Celtic was a goalless draw at Dens Park. In what was an entertaining game of football, boths sides hit the post either side of half time and Dundee denied Celtic two goals with two goal line clearances.
Celtic started brightly and Patrick Roberts showed the Dees defence what he was capable of. The on-loan Manchester City forward sent Holt the wrong way with a clever flick but smashed his shot over. The Dark Blues threatened also as Nick Ross’ shot was pushed away by Gordon in the Bhoys goal while Rory Loy could only fire his shot directly at the keeper after being played through by Kane Hemmings’ flick. Celtic youngster Kieran Tierney was also impressing for The Bhoys and almost created the opener two minutes before the break as he found Johansen with a low cut-back, but his effort cannoned off Griffiths and bounced against Bain’s post before Holt could clear to safety. It was end to end stuff. Later in the match Gordon had to pull off a brilliant save to keep out Paul McGowan’s volley from distance, while Loy met the rebound on the stretch but could only hit the woodwork. Deila’s team kept pushing for the breakthrough, coming close with a pair of headers from Mikael Lustig and Charlie Mulgrew from back-to-back corners, but the longer the match went, the more desperate their efforts became. Skipper Scott Brown wasted a pair of crosses, sparking a groan from the travelling Celtic support in the Bob Shankly stand. Roberts tried to use his ability down the left but found no takers for his crosses as Dundee held out for a valuable point in their bid to claim a top-six spot
Dundee: Bain, Kerr, O’Dea, Extabeguren, Holt, Loy (Harkins 62’), Ross, McGowan, Stewart, Hemmings (Wighton 45’)
Booked – Holt
Celtic: Gordon, Lustig (Kazim-Richards 64’), Boyata, Sviatchenko (Mulgrew 60’), Tierney, Brown, Johansen, Roberts, Bitton, Mackay-Steven (Armstrong 88’), Griffiths
Booked – Johansen
Celtic’s Season So Far
Celtic have started this season in immense form. Having only dropped two points this season, scoring 23 goals in the process and turning over both Aberdeen and Rangers, it’s hard to see anybody stopping them with ease. Rodgers has brought in a new lease of life to Celtic, their football is sometimes unplayable. They’re in the group stage of the Champions League and played out a marvellous 3-3 draw with Manchester City earlier in the week. Their only fault, if you can fault them, has been the draw in Inverness but that’s arguably one of the toughest grounds to go to in the top flight.
New signings have started their Celtic careers with a bang. Sinclair and Dembele being the standout individuals. Sinclair is the first player since Jimmy McGrory to score in each of Celtic’s five opening league matches in a season, an outstanding achievement. Dembele has kept up the trend by scoring 12 goals from his 11 starts. Things are looking good in the league cup as well after getting past Alloa Athletic to book their semi-final spot where they will play Rangers in what promises to be another intense Old Firm clash. The Bhoys will come to Dens on Saturday looking to extend their lead at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership table and pick up another three valuable points to increase their chances of securing another top flight title.
DUNDEE: Loy 2, O’Hara 2, El Bakhtaoui 1, Holt 1, Low 1
CELTIC: Dembele 12, Griffiths 8, Sinclair 7; Rogic 6, Forrest 5
Tickets for the first visit of Celtic to Dens Park this season are on sale now from the Ticket office.
This match is a Category A match and is all ticket. There will be no sale of tickets on the day of the match.
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
Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £25 for Adults, £18 for concessions and £15 for juveniles
Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1).
Saturday’s match programme for the match against Celtic will be available to buy in and around the ground and in the club shop and is a full, colour 52 page edition.
– ‘The Dee’ is packed with news, views and features and this week includes:
– A message from manager Paul Hartley
– A message from Managing Director John Nelms
– Tribute to Alan Cousin
– Regular ‘Squad Number’ feature looking at the players who have worn the number 5 shirt for Dundee through the years
– Classic Match
– This Week in History
– Profile on visitors Celtic
– Junior Dees News and Quiz
– Dundee Supporters Association news
– Picture This
– Match stats and pics from the Inverness v Dundee match last weekend
Dundee’s matchday magazine The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Sunday for just £3.
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Monday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.
The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV.
You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.
If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.