12-03-2016, 07:45 AM
On Saturday, Dundee will travel southwest to Ayrshire to take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in the SPFL Ladbrokes Premiership and here we have everything you need to know about the hosts.
FIXTURE: Kilmarnock v Dundee
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE: Saturday 3rd December 2016
VENUE: Rugby Park
STADIUM: Rugby Park
PITCH SIZE: 102m x 68m
MANAGER: Lee Clark
MASCOTS: Nutz the Squirrel
CLUB COLOURS: Royal blue and white
HONOURS: Scottish League Champions: 1964/65
Scottish Cup: 1919/20, 1928/29, 1996/97
Scottish League Cup: 2011/12
RECORD WIN: 13-2 v Saltcoats Victoria, 1896
CLUB WEBSITE: http://www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk
Getting to the Ground
The full address of Rugby Park is Kilmarnock Football Club, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DP.
Use KA1 1UR as the postcode if you are travelling to Rugby Park by car, this will take you to Dundonald Place and the south entrance to Rugby Park.
*Please note that there is restricted access on match days. There is also no access to Rugby Park by way of Rugby Road (KA1 2DP) on match days.
Head to Head v Kilmarnock
LEAGUE: Won 67, Drawn 49, Lost 63
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 4
LEAGUE CUP: Won 5, Drawn 7, Lost 4
TOTALS: Won 75, Drawn 58, Lost 71
Last Five Dundee v Kilmarnock Matches
10/09/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,111 | El Bakhtaoui / Coulibaly
11/05/2016 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,335 | Loy / Balatoni
20/02/2016 | Away | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 3,688 |
24/10/2015 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-2 | 4,970 | Healey / Magennis, Smith
01/08/2015 | Away | Premiership | Won 0-4 | 5,207 | Stewart (2), Loy (2)
Dundee’s last encounter with Kilmarnock was at Dens in September where the points were shared as the sides drew 1-1. Dundee opened the scoring through El Bakhtaoui who got off the mark in dark blue. New boy Tom Hateley swung in a free kick from the right hand side that missed the entirety of the Killie defence and left El Bakhtaoui with the easiest of finishes. Dundee chased for a second goal and came within inches of it as Mark O’Hara’s effort flashed past MacDonald’s post.
As Dundee pressed for another, Kilmarnock pulled themselves back on level terms. In then 32nd minute, Souleymane Coulibaly found the net in sensational fashion. Hendrie floated a deep cross into the Dundee box and Coulibaly threw himself up in the air and acrobatically turned the ball into the far away top corner of the goal leaving Bain with no chance.
Coulibaly’s goal would prove to be vital as Jamie MacDonald made a sensational double save to deny Craig Wighton.
As the game was drawing to a close, Dundee went down to ten men. New centre half Kevin Gomis was shown a straight red card from referee Don Robertson after a poor challenge on Adams who had to be replaced due to injury.
Dundee nearly snatched it afterwards though. Faissal El Bakhtaoui let fly from just outside the box but his effort was just over the bar.
Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Gomis, O’Dea (Extabeguren 36’), Holt, Ross, McGowan, Hateley (Loy 73’), Wighton (Teijsse 73’), O’Hara, El Bakhtaoui
Booked – McGowan, Hateley, El Bakhtaoui
Kilmarnock: MacDonald, Hendrie, Burn, Boyd, Smith, McKenzie, Frizzell (Jones 65’), Coulibaly, Dicker, Hawkshaw (Adams 73’)(Green 83’), Boyd
Booked – Boyd, Green
Kilmarnock’s Season So Far
Kilmarnock’s season has been not too dissimilar to Dundee’s. After being dumped out of the Betfred Cup after the group stage and losing on the opening day it wasn’t looking good for Killie but a win against Hamilton in their second Premiership fixture of the season made things look a little better. Kilmarnock then went on a run of 6 games without a win which raised a lot of concern for Lee Clark. They rectified this with an impressive win away to St.Johnstone, a 1-1 draw away to Inverness and a 2-0 home win against Hearts. Since then they’ve suffered two defeats against Celtic and Rangers respectively in their last three games.
The Ayrshire side currently occupy 11th spot in the SPFL Premiership. However, they are only one point behind Dundee who sit in 7th. kilmarnock will see this as a great opportunity to climb the table and could see themselves in 6th place should results go their way.
DUNDEE: Loy 3, McGowan 2, O’Hara 2, El Bakhtaoui 1, Haber 1
KILMARNOCK: Coulibaly 6, K. Boyd 3, S. Boyd 1, S. Smith 1, M. Smith 1
Ticket Office: 01382 889966 (Option 1)
Kilmarnock vs. Dundee – Saturday, December 3rd – 1500
Dundee take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this Saturday.
Prices will be as follows:
Concessions (Over 65’s, Under 21’s and Students): £15
QTS Family First (Covers up to two adults and two under 16’s): £45
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Sunday 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.