Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Inverness CT

Saturday, 18th Sep 2021

cinch Championship (home) v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Saturday 18th September 2021, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park

Dunfermline Athletic will take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday in search of a first league win of the season which would be the Fifers seventh ever home win over the Highlanders. Stacked against them is a record of just ten wins over their opponents in the 45 previous meetings since the first one in August 1999.

Milestones v Inverness Caley Thistle (home)
Last League Victory | 17/10/20 | 3-1 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 25/02/20 | 1-2 | Championship
Best League Victory | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1
Worst League Defeat | 18/01/12 | 1-3 | Division 1
Last Goalless Match | 19/12/09 | 0-0 | Division 1
First Ever Meeting | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1

Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline 0 Inverness Caley Thistle 1
Saturday 20th March 2021, Championship


Dunfermline 0-1 Inverness CT
Sat, 13th Mar 2021

Undefeated in their six home games since losing to Morton on 12th December, Dunfermline were hosts to an Inverness side under the new temporary management of Neil McCann and Billy Dodds.

The first senior goal for 25 year Englishman David Carson nine minutes from time was enough to win the match for Inverness Caley Thistle over a lacklustre Dunfermline team.

A pass to pick out David CARSON on the right let the full back in to draw Euan Murray and stylishly tuck his shot away in off the far post. 0-1

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson (Vytas Gašpuitis 72), Euan Murray (c), Kyle Macdonald: Scott Banks (Declan McManus 68), Steven Whittaker, Iain Wilson (Lewis Mayo 57), Fraser Murray, Dom Thomas: Craig Wighton.
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Edwards, Kevin O’Hara, Lewis McCann, Cammy Gill (GK)
YELLOW CARD: Watson (14), Wighton (79), McManus (82)

INVERNESS CT: Mark Ridgers: David Carson, Danny Devine, Brad McKay, Robbie Deas: Roddy Macgregor, Scott Allardice, Sean Welsh (c), Daniel Mackay (Kevin McHattie 87), Shane Sutherland, Nikolai Todorov (Miles Storey 60).
SUBS NOT USED: Wallace Duffy, Harry Nicolson, Lewis Hyde, Shane Harkness, Cameron Mackay (GK)

The last dozen league matches between the teams have seen three Dunfermline wins, three draws and six Caley Thistle wins.

Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle

20/03/21 (H) L 0-1 [0-1] Carson
29/12/20 (A) D 1-1 [1-0] Turner, [1-1] Todorov
17/10/20 (H) W 3-1 [0-1] Todorov, [1-1] E Murray, [2-1] Dow, [3-1] McManus
25/02/20 (H) L 1-2 [0-1] Doran, [1-1] Thomas, [1-2] Walsh
21/12/19 (A) L 0-2 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] McCart
14/09/19: (H) L 0-1 [0-1] Welsh
04/05/19: (A) L 0-1 [0-1] Austin
16/02/19: (H) W 1-0 [1-0] Thomson
30/10/18: (A) D 2-2 [1-0] Keena, [1-1] Calder, [2-1] Keena, [2-2] White
01/09/18: (H) L 0-3 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] Polworth, [0-3] Oakley
21/04/18: (A) D 2-2 [1-0] Ryan, [1-1] Chalmers, [1-2] Austin, [2-2] Clark.
13/03/18: (H) W 1-0 [1-0] Craigen

Recent Form

Dunfermline’s last win was six matches back in the Premier Sports Cup match against Stenhousemuir. They have lost their last four matches and scored only once.

Inverness Caley Thistle have won their last six matches and have taken maximum points from their first five Championship fixtures. Their victories include wins against the teams currently sitting second, third and fourth.

Last six matches

DUNFERMLINE
Ayr United (A) L 0-3
Arbroath (H) L 0-3
Rangers (A) L 0-5
Partick Thistle (H) L 0-3
Morton (A) D 2-2
Stenhousemuir (H) W 4-1

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
Partick Thistle (H) W 3-1
Buckie Thistle (H) W 4-0
Kilmarnock (A) W 1-0
Ayr United (H) W 1-0
Raith Rovers (H) W 1-0
Arbroath (A) W 1-0

Current League Stats

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 10th
League Points: 1
Goal Difference: -8
League Record: P4 W0 D1 L3 GF3 GA11
Last Six Match Form: WDLLLL

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
League Position: 1st
League Points: 5
Goal Difference: +6
League Record: P5 W5 D0 L0 GF7 GA1
Last Six Match Form: WWWWWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ayr United):
Owain Fôn Williams: Leon Jones (Craig Wighton 71), Paul Watson, Ross Graham: Aaron Comrie, Graham Dorrans (c), Josh Edwards: Dan Pybus, Ryan Dow (Kai Kennedy 62): Nikolay Todorov, Kevin O’Hara.
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Vytas Gašpuitis, Paul Allan, Dom Thomas, Deniz Mehmet (GK).

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE (v Partick Thistle): Mark Ridgers: David Carson, Danny Devine, Kirk Broadfoot, Robbie Deas: Tom Walsh (Cameron Harper 74), Scott Allardice, Roddy Macgregor (Sean Welsh 79), Aaron Doran, Shane Sutherland, Manny Duku (Reece McAlear 83)
SUBS NOT USED: Wallace Duffy, Billy McKay, Lewis Jamieson, Cameron Mackay (GK)

The referee will be David Munro, his first return since officiating the 2-1 defeat to Morton in December 2020 that ended the Pars 15 match unbeaten run.

Other Championship Fixtures

Hamilton v Ayr United
Morton v Raith Rovers
Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock
Queen of the South v Arbroath



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