Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Inverness Caley Thistle

Saturday, 14th Sep 2019

Ladbrokes Championship: (home) v Inverness Caley Thistle, Saturday 14th September 2019, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park.

While Inverness Caley Thistle will come to East End Park in search of their first away win of the season, the home side will be looking to secure their first league win of the season. John Robertson’s side lost in February on their last visit but their record against the Pars is not bad, Inverness have only lost nine of the 39 matches between the sides.

Milestones v Inverness Caley Thistle (home)
Last League Victory | 16/02/19 | 1-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 01/09/18 | 0-3 | Championship
Best League Victory | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1
Worst League Defeat | 18/01/12 | 1-3 | Division 1
Last Goalless Match | 02/05/12 | 0-0 | Premier League
First Ever Meeting | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1

The last dozen league matches have seen three Dunfermline wins, five draws and four Caley Thistle wins.

Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle
04/05/19: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Austin
16/02/19: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Thomson
30/10/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Keena, [1-1] Calder, [2-1] Keena, [2-2] White
01/09/18: (H) 0-3 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] Polworth, [0-3] Oakley
21/04/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Ryan, [1-1] Chalmers, [1-2] Austin, [2-2] Clark.
13/03/18: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Craigen
28/10/17: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Bell
12/08/17: (H) 5-1 [1-0] Smith, [2-0] Ashcroft, [2-1] Vigurs, [3-1] Cardle, [4-1] Hopkirk, [5-1] Cardle.
18/02/12: (H) 1-1 [1-0] Cardle, [1-1] Ross.
22/10/11: (A) 1-1 [0-1] Tade, [1-1] Buchanan (pen.)
06/08/11: (H) 3-3 [1-0] Kirk, [1-1] Tansey, [2-1] Kirk. [2-2] Hayes, [2-3] Tansey, [3-3] Hardie.
17/04/10: (A) 0-2 [1-0] Rooney, [2-0] Foran.

Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline1 Inverness Caley Thistle 0
Ladbrokes Championship, Saturday 16th February 2019

After half an hour the already booked Darren McCauley caught Aidan Connolly late. Free kick given but no further punishment but the Inverness management team made an early substitution replacing McCauley with Anthony McDonald.

The first half produced no goals but Joe Thomson showed great urgency driving forward early into the second half. His ball towards James Craigen on the right side looked promising but he couldn’t get the shot in. Instead THOMSON retrieved the ball and from the corner of the box crashed a shot past Ridgers for what turned out to be the winner. 1-0

It was the Pars first home win since 1st December and was Stevie Crawford’s first win in charge. Three welcome points that kept the Fifers in seventh place, five points behind their opponents in the final play off place.

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: James Vincent: Tom Beadling, Joe Thomson, Ryan Blair (Ryan Williamson 78): Aidan Connolly (Louis Longridge 70), Bruce Anderson (Mark Durnan 90+2)
SUBS NOT USED: Kallum Higginbotham, Myles Hippolyte, Matthew Todd, Cammy Gill (GK)

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE: Mark Ridgers: Shaun Rooney, Jamie McCart, Brad McKay, Carl Tremarco (c) (Sean Welsh 88): Joe Chalmers, Aaron Doran Cogan (Nathan Austin 64), Darren McCauley (Anthony McDonald 34), Tom Walsh, Charlie Trafford, Jordan White.
SUBS NOT USED: Coll Donaldson, Kevin McHattie, Roddy Macgregor, Cameron Mackay (GK).

Form Last Six Matches

Alloa Athletic (H) L 1-2
Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Dundee United (H) L 0-2
Celtic (A) L 1-2 AET
Queen of the South (A) D 1-1
Dundee (H) D 2-2

Morton (H) W 3-0
Morton (H) W 5-0
Dundee (A) D 0-0
Arbroath (H) W 2-1
Dundee United (A) L 1-4
Dundee (A) L 0-1

Recent Form

After a confidence building Betfred campaign where they won their group and defeated Premier League opponents St Mirren, and an impressive display against Dundee and Celtic, Dunfermline are now seeking to end a run of six matches without a win.

Inverness finished second in their Betfred Cup group that was won by Dundee. They lost at Tannadice in their first league fixture then won home matches against Arbroath and Morton either side of a draw away to Dundee. Last Saturday they made eight changes to their side that defeated Morton in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.

League Position: 9th
League Points: 2
Goal Difference: -3
League Record: P4 W0 D2 L2 GF3 GA6
Last Six Match Form: DDDLLL

League Position: 3rd
League Points: 7
Goal Difference: +3
League Record: P4 W2 D1 L1 GF8 GA5
Last Match Form: LLWDWW

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Alloa Athletic):
Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Tom Lang (Josh Edwards 61), Lewis Martin: Paul Paton (c), Tom Beadling, Matthew Todd (Andy Ryan 60): Kyle Turner, Gabby McGill (Kevin Nisbet 60), Greg Kiltie.
SUBS NOT USED: Danny Devine, Josh Coley, Stuart Morrison, Ryan Scully (GK)

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE (v Morton): Cameron Mackay: Shaun Rooney, Coll Donaldson, Kevin McHattie, Sean Welsh, Aaron Doran Cogan (Matheus Machado 65), Charlie Trafford, Cameron Harper, Roddy Macgregor, Miles Storey (Lewis Hyde 89), Nikolay Todorov (Jordan White 80).
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Ridgers, Jamie McCart, James Vincent, James Keatings

Other Championship Fixtures

Arbroath v Partick Thistle (Friday night) 1-1
Ayr United v Dundee United
Dundee v Alloa
Queen of the South v Morton

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