Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Partick Thistle

Saturday, 30th Nov 2019

Ladbrokes Championship (home) v Partick Thistle, Saturday 30th November 2019, kick off 3.00pm at East End Park.

Impressive wins at Inverness and Dundee means that two thirds of Partick Thistle’s league points this season have come from away games. As the next visitors to East End Park they will be hoping to continue their successes on the road. Their hosts will be hurting from the disappointment of a Scottish Cup exit at Stranraer last weekend and both management and fans will be watching for a reaction from the Pars players.

Now under the leadership of former Pars player Ian McCall, Thistle still at the foot of the table, arrive on the back of a midweek 1-1 home draw against ninth placed Alloa Athletic.

Milestones Partick Thistle (home)
Last League Victory | 26/02/19 | 3-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 02/03/18 | 0-4 | First Div
Best League Victory | 18/04/59 | 10-1 | Div One*
Worst League Defeat | 07/01/28 | 1-7 | Div One*
Last Goalless Draw | 14/10/10 | 0-0 | First Div
*Pre league reconstruction

In the previous 88 league meetings Dunfermline have won 37, Partick 27 and 24 have been drawn. The Pars recorded a 3-0 win at the Energy Check Stadium earlier this season at the time when Thistle were under the interim management of Gerry Britton.

Dunfermline v Partick Thistle: The Full League Record
P | W | D | L | For | Agst
45 | 22 | 14 | 9 | 76 | 57 | At East End Park
43 | 15 | 10 | 18 | 55 | 73 | At Firhill
5 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 9 | 4 | Championship
88 | 37 | 24 | 27 | 132 | 129 | TOTALS

Last Meeting at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship, Tuesday 26th February 2019
Dunfermline 3 Partick Thistle 0

After a goalless first half Kallum Higginbotham won a corner after only 80 seconds of the restart and when Ryan Blair sent that in from the right Danny Devine got the knock down and Bruce ANDERSON stabbed the ball home from inside the six yard box. His second goal for Dunfermline after just one minute 45 of the second half. 1-0

In 74 minutes Blair found DEVINE and his header soared into the visitors’ net for 2-0. The Pars increased their lead when a fine link up by Aidan Connolly and James Craigen let the latter in for a cut back from the left. That was touched on by Matty Todd playing in his league debut, towards ANDERSON for a relatively easy finish at the far post. 3-0

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, James Craigen: Kallum Higginbotham (Matthew Todd 84), Tom Beadling: Joe Thomson, Ryan Blair: Louis Longridge (Aidan Connolly 75), Bruce Anderson (Robbie Muirhead 90+1)
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Durnan, Stuart Morrison, Callum Smith, Cammy Gill (GK)

PARTICK THISTLE: Conor Hazard: Steven Anderson, Jack McMillan, Steven Saunders (Aidan Fitzpatrick 56): Christie Elliott, Craig Slater, Blair Spittal (c), Gary Harkins, James Penrice: Scott McDonald (Lewis Mansell 66), Kris Doolan (Soulemayne Coulibaly 66)
SUBS NOT USED: Ally Roy, Sean McGinty, Shea Gordon, Jamie Sneddon (GK)

Last Twelve League Matches v Partick Thistle
The last dozen league games between the teams have seen Dunfermline win three, drawn four and lost five. Those three wins have come in the last five matches.

Date | H/A | F-A | Scorers
21/09/19 A 3-0 [1-0] Nisbet, [2-0] Dow, [3-0] Turner
06/04/19 A 2-2 [1-0] Beadling: [2-0] Anderson: [1-2] Blair (og): [2-2] McDonald.
26/02/19 H 3-0 [1-0] Anderson, [2-0] Devine, [3-0] Anderson
08/12/18 A 0-2 [0-1] Spittal, [0-2] Storey.
28/09/18 H 1-0 [1-0] Connolly
27/04/13 A 3-3 [0-1] McMillan, [1-1] Wallace, [2-1] Thomson, [3-1] Thomson, [2-3] Erskine, [3-3] Lawless.
02/03/13 H 0-4 [0-1] Craig, [0-2] Forbes, [0-3] Craig, [0-4] Craig.
10/11/12 A 1-5 [0-1] Lawless, [1-1] Muirhead og, [1-2] Balatoni, [1-3] O`Donnell, [1-4] Forbes, [1-5] Lawless.
18/08/12 H 0-1 [0-1] Lawless
26/03/11 H 0-0
29/01/11 A 0-2 [0-1] Erskine, [0-2] Doohlan.
14/12/10 H 0-0

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won their last three home matches and coupled with three away defeats means three wins in their last six matches. Partick have also won three of their last six matches, two in cup competitions, but have only taken four points from their last five league games.

Stranraer (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (A) L 1-2
Queen of the South (H) W 2-0
Arbroath (H) W 2-0
Dundee United (A) L 0-2
Ayr United (H) W 3-2

Alloa Athletic (H) D 1-1
Penicuik Athletic (H) W 1-0
Stenhousemuir (A) W 4-1
Morton (H) W 2-1
Ayr United (A) L 1-4
Dundee United (A) 0-1

Current League Stats

League Position: 6th
League Points: 16
Goal Difference: +1
League Record: P13 W4 D4 L5 GF16 GA15
Last Six League Match Form: DWLWWL

League Position: 10th
League Points: 10
Goal Difference: -8
League Record: P14 W3 D3 L8 GF18 GA26
Last Six League Match Form: WLLLWD

DUNFERMLINE v Stranraer): Ryan Scully (Cammy Gill 23): Aaron Comrie, Danny Devine, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow (Tom Beadling 75), Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Lewis McCann (Joe Thomson 56): Kevin Nisbet, Andy Ryan.
SUBS NOT USED: Gabby McGill, Matty Todd, Miller Fenton.

PARTICK THISTLE (v Alloa Athletic): Jamie Sneddon: Osman Kakay, Tom O`Ware, Sean McGinty, James Penrice: Cameron Palmer, Reece Cole, Craig Slater, Joe Cardle: Kenny Miller, Dario Zanatta.
SUBS NOT USED: Alex Jones, Steven Saunders, Gary Harkins, Tommy Robson, Lewis Mansell, Raffaelle De Vita, Luke Scullion (GK).

Other Championship fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Ayr United v Arbroath
Dundee v Queen of the South
Morton v Dundee United

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