10-13-2016, 06:28 PM
FIXTURE: Hearts v Dundee
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE: Saturday 15th September 2016
VENUE: Tynecastle Stadium
STADIUM: Tynecastle Stadium
PITCH SIZE: 100mx64m
MANAGER: Robbie Neilson
CHAIRWOMAN: Ann Budge
NICKNAME: The Jam Tarts, The Jambos
CLUB COLOURS: Maroon and white
HONOURS: Scottish League Championship: 1894/95, 1896/97, 1957/58 and 1959/60
Scottish Cup winners: 1890/91, 1895/96, 1900/01, 1905/06, 1955/56, 1997/98, 2005/06 and 2011/12
League Cup winners: 1954, 1958, 1959 and 1962
RECORD WIN: 21-0 v Anchor, EFA Cup, 1880
CLUB WEBSITE: http://www.heartsfc.co.uk
Getting to the Ground
The full address of Tynecastle Stadium for Sat-Nav is Tynecastle Stadium, McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL
Tynecastle Stadium is located only a short walk from Edinburgh city centre and Haymarket train station. The best and quickest way to Tynecastle is by bus. The bus service from the city centre to get to the stadium is the 25 to Riccarton as it stops on Princes Street and at Haymarket train station. You can also get the 25 from Hermiston Park and Ride which is located out by Heriot-Watt University and head back into the city.
Head to Head v Hearts
LEAGUE: Won 68, Drawn 51, Lost 98
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 4, Lost 9
LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 5, Lost 9
TOTALS: Won 77, Drawn 60, Lost 116
Last Five Dundee v Hearts Matches
12/04/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 0-1 | 6,195 | Walker
21/11/2015 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 16,736 | Djoum / Loy
08/08/2015 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-2 | 8,222 | Hemmings / Juanma (2)
27/04/2013 | Home | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 5,896 | Conroy
30/01/2013 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 11,284 | Sutton
Dundee’s last encounter with Hearts saw The Jam Tarts take all three points away from Dens Park. Although the stats show that Hearts were comfortable, it was not the case as Dundee squandered numerous chances to score and share the points.
Dundee nearly started the game in the same fashion they did at Ibrox the week before. Jamie Walker was clean through on goal but pulled his shot wide of the mark as Scott Bain came rushing out from the Dundee goal. The visitors started quickly and next to try their luck was Juanma who’s flick from a Walker pass was straight at Bain. Dundee started slowly but eased their way into the game. Darren O’Dea nearly gave the dark Blues the lead when he met Greg Stewart’s corner but nodded the ball just wide. The game was end to end with both sides throwing punches to see who would cave first. Kane Hemmings came close for the hosts when but he was eluded by Greg Stewarts cut back from the bye-line after showing some great skill and pace. Hearts then thought they had taken the lead before the interval when McGhee headed home from Don Cowie’s free-kick but the offside flag was raised against him and it was disallowed.
After the interval, Alexander made a brilliant save to deny Paul McGowan who then blazed an effort wide after a mix up between Alexander an Ozturk. The best chance of the match fell to Cammy Kerr who sent the ball over the bar after being picked out by Paul McGowan. Then in the 53rd minute, Hearts took the lead. Jamie Walker – who had looked dangerous all afternoon – pounced onto a long ball through the heart of the Dundee defence, rounded Bain and placed the ball into the back of the net silencing the Dundee support. After this, Dundee never really threatened to equalise. The home side had a few half chances but a mix between good goalkeeping and poor finishing gave Hearts all three points.
Dundee: Bain, McGinn, O’Dea, Gadzhalov (Wighton 73’), Holt, Stewart, Ross, McGowan, Harkins (Loy 78’), Kerr, Hemmings
Booked – Harkins
Hearts: Alexander, Smith, Ozturk, Souttar, McGhee, Nicholson (Kitchen 73’), Cowie, Sutchuin-Djoum, Buaben, Walker (Pallardo Gonzalez 90’), Delgado Lloria (Reilly 77’)
Booked: Smith, Ozturk
Hearts’ Season So Far
Hearts have had a mixed start to the season. They were knocked out of the early stages on the Europa League. They lost on the opening day of the season and they are out of the League Cup. However, after all that, their league form hasn’t been bad. They earned a valuable point away to Aberdeen. They netted 5 against Inverness and 3 against Hamilton and Motherwell to take 9 points from these matches. These results and the ones in between means they sit joint 3rd with St.Johnstone on 14pts, only a point behind Aberdeen in 2nd. So, let’s go back to the beginning..
Hearts got an early start to their 2016/17 season when they played at home to Tallinn FC Infonet in the Europa League and they couldn’t have hoped for a better start than a 2-1 win. Unfortunately for The Jambos, their Europa League journey was cut short when they were eliminated after the second qualifying round after a draw and a defeat to Birkirkara. Things didn’t get much easier when they faced the champions at home on the opening day of the league campaign. In what was a very entertaining game, Hearts were unable to keep out Celtic as Scott Sinclair netted late in the second half to give Celtic all three points. Their poor form continued after a 3-2 defeat away to St.Johnstone in the league Cup but they did gain a well earned point away to Aberdeen in the league. They made no mistake with their next home match by hitting Inverness CT for 5 in an impressive 5-1 win with a performance to match it. Since then they have played five league games and only lost one, again to St.Johnstone in Perth but they have also picked up some good results; 3-1 against Hamilton and 1-3 away to Motherwell.
Although it has been a mixed start to the season, Hearts are a very good side and Dundee will no doubt have to be at their very best to think about taking anything from Tynecastle on Saturday.
DUNDEE: Loy 2, O’Hara 2, El Bakhtaoui 1, Holt 1, Low 1
HEARTS: Nicholson 3, Walker 3, Cowie 2, Paterson 2, Sammon 1
This match is all ticket. Tickets must be purchased from the Dundee Ticket Office, there is a very small amount of tickets remaining at the ticket office.
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Sunday 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 on Thursday.
Fans can also view two matches from the DEETV archive now on www.dundeefc.co.uk/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.