Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Partick Thistle

Tuesday, 10th Mar 2020

Ladbrokes Championship (away) Tuesday 10th March 2020, kick off 7.45pm at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.

This is the match postponed from Saturday 22nd February, one of only two Pars matches to succumb to the Scottish winter. Stevie Crawford takes his side to face an Ian McCall’s side that sits bottom of the table.

Partick Thistle may well sit bottom of the Championship table but they are unbeaten in their last two league matches and will be boosted with their point at Tannadice on Saturday. Dunfermline missed out on the possibility of closing in on a play off place by only drawing on Saturday against Queen of the South and they will be out to take the three points back to the Kingdom.

Milestones Partick (away)
Last League Victory | 21/09/19 | 3-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 08/12/18 | 0-2 | Championship
Best League Victory | 20/04/66 | 6-2 | Div One*
Worst League Defeat | 10/11/34 | 1-7 | Div One*
*Pre league reconstruction

In the previous 88 league meetings Dunfermline have won 37, Partick 27 and 24 have been drawn but at Firhill the home side has the upper hand with 18 wins to 15.

Dunfermline v Partick Thistle: The Full League Record
P | W | D | L | For | Agst
45 | 22 | 14 | 9 | 78 | 58 | At East End Park
43 | 15 | 10 | 18 | 55 | 73 | At Firhill
45 | 18 | 14 | 13 | 77 | 72 | Division One (up to 1975)
6 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 8 | 10 | Premier Division (since 1975)
30 | 12 | 7 | 11 | 32 | 40 | First Division (since 1975)
6 | 4 | 1 | 1 | 14 | 5 | Championship
88 | 37 | 24 | 27 | 134 | 130 | TOTALS

The Pars recorded a 3-0 victory in the first game between the sides this season at a time when Thistle were under the interim management of Gerry Britton. In the St Andrews Day return at East End Park the Pars ran out 5-1 winners as Kevin Nisbet knocked in four.

Last time at Energy Check Stadium
Ladbrokes Championship, 22nd September 2019
Partick Thistle 0 Dunfermline 3

Midway through the first half the home side were caught out by a slick Pars move. Ryan Dow threaded the ball onto the path of Aaron Comrie overlapping up the right and his early cross was met by NISBET 15 yards out to fire the ball into the bottom left of the Thistle net with Scott Fox unable to get to it. 0-1

The second Pars goal in 32nd minutes was a tremendous solo effort from DOW. He ran in on a diagonal run from the right and as no one was able to stop him reached the inside of the Partick box to fire low into the bottom right. Fox was beaten and Kakay could do nothing on the line to prevent the goal. 0-2

The Fifers were to extend their lead in just the fourth minute of the half. Dow was slipped the ball from Kiltie who had popped up beside him on the right and Thistle paid for the stopping the cross. Half time sub Lewis McCann could have been the impact hero but 15 yards out he failed to get a proper connection but the ball was fed back to Kyle TURNER who thrashed a shot on target, albeit with the assistance of a deflection, to bulge the net from 25 yards out. 0-3

PARTICK THISTLE: Scott Fox: Osman Kakay, Tom O`Ware, Sean McGinty (c), James Penrice: Reece Cole, Stuart Bannigan, Shea Gordon (Lewis Mansell HT), Joe Cardle (Raffaele De Vita 56): Kenny Miller, Dario Zanatta (Tommy Robson 80).
SUBS NOT USED: Cammy Palmer, Ryan Williamson, Steven Saunders, Jamie Sneddon (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow (Tom Beadling 61), Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Greg Kiltie (Harry Cochrane 79), Gabby McGill (Lewis McCann HT), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Coley, Andy Ryan, Stuart Morrison, Ryan Scully (GK)

Thistle have won nine of their 26 games since Ian McCall took charge in September, three of those wins were in cup competitions.

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won three of their last six matches and away from home this season have taken three points from Partick, Ayr United and Queen of the South.

Partick Thistle have now gone nine games without a victory and are six points behind Alloa Athletic in the safety of eighth place. It is seven league games back since Thistle’s last win which was at Cappielow on the last Saturday of 2019.

Queen of the South (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (A) D 0-0
Dundee United (H) W 2-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 1-2
Queen of the South (A) W 3-2
Dundee (H) W 2-0

Dundee United (A) D 1-1
Queen of the South (H) D 0-0
Raith Rovers (H) L 1-2
Dundee (A) L 0-2
Ayr United (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (A) L 1-2

Current League Stats

League Position: 5th
League Points: 36
Goal Difference: +5
League Record: P27 W10 D6 L10 GF40 GA35
Away League Record: P12 W3 D3 L6 GF15 GA18
Last Six League Match Form: WWLWDD

League Position: 10th
League Points: 25
Goal Difference: -15
League Record: P26 W6 D6 L13 GF31 GA46
Home League Record: P12 W2 D3 L7 GF12 GA21
Last Six League Match Form: LLDLDD

Patrick’s six league victories have been two v Inverness, two v Morton, one at Dundee and one at Queen of the South. They have only won two league matches at home this season, the last over Inverness on 14th December.

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South):
Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lewis Martin, Danny Devine, Euan Murray: Dom Thomas, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Ethan Ross (Joe Thomson 85): Lewis McCann (Matthew Todd 67), Jonathan Afolabi (Gabby McGill 85).
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Edwards, Tom Beadling, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)

PARTICK THISTLE (v Dundee United): Scott Fox: Lewis Mayo, Tom O’Ware, Darren Brownlie, James Penrice: Reece Cole, Stuart Bannigan, Tommy Robson, Shea Gordon (Jamie Barjonas 80), Zak Rudden (Dario Zanatta 67), Brian Graham (Lewis Mansell 85).
SUBS NOT USED: Darian MacKinnon, Steven Saunders, Lee O’Connor, Jamie Sneddon (GK).

The referee will be Steven Kirkland.

Other Championship fixtures

Dundee v Ayr United
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Queen of the South

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