Dundee will be missing the services of top striker Nacho Novo after the Spaniard had to return home due to a death in his family, I’m sure all Livi supporters would like to offer all our sympathies to the player during this difficult time. Dundee also have two players very doubtful for the match, they are Brent Sancho (groin strain) and Sebastian Kneissl (knee twist). Apart from that, the dark blues will be in a confident mood, looking forward to taking on the Lions on a ground that seems to be jinxed to the Livingston players.
Livingston are at full strength for the match and they will have absolutely no excuse if they fail to get anything from the match. Emmanuel Dorado is fit for the match, despite him being substituted at half time during the Lions convincing 3-1 win over Motherwell last weekend, the Frenchman slightly twisted his hip, but has recovered and is feeling 100% fit.
Livingston go Dens Park on Saturday knowing that they have came away little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 7 out of 9 times.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Livingston inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Dees in a Scottish League Cup match.
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Tue 03 Feb||Dundee||0 - 1||Livingston||SLC|
|2003/2004||Sat 29 Nov||Livingston||1 - 1||Dundee||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Dundee||2 - 1||Livingston||SPL|
|2002/2003||Wed 05 Mar||Dundee||0 - 0||Livingston||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Livingston||1 - 1||Dundee||SPL|
|2002/2003||Wed 11 Sep||Dundee||2 - 1||Livingston||SPL|
|2001/2002||Wed 13 Mar||Dundee||2 - 0||Livingston||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Dundee's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Dees have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
Livingston's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Livi Lions, and 5 goals against.
Dundee see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 25 points from their 24 games played so far, Livingston's 29 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.
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Dundee are to repeat their popular "Two for a Tenner" offer to fans in a bid to boost the crowd for Saturday's clash against Livingston.
The offer - which allows an adult and child entry to Dens for just £10 - was a major success last season when cut-price admission helped swell the Dees' home gates considerably.
Now the Dee4Life Campaign has persuaded Dundee administrator Tom Burton to dust off the discount scheme for the visit of cash-strapped Livingston.
"The Dee4Life committee have been amazed at the fantastic generosity of Dundee fans and others who have supported their campaign," said Dee4Life spokesman Scott Glenday.
"We recognise that supporting your team is costly and not everyone can afford to go to all the games. So we approached Tom Burton with the 'two for a tenner' idea for Saturday's game and he agreed to support the initiative."
The reduced prices will work as follows:
Bobby Cox and Main Stand - Adult and Child £10, Adult £9 South Enclosure - Adult £9 Bob Shankly (Away support) - Adult and Child £10, Adult £9 To allow people to bring a friend Season Ticket holders can access any unreserved area of the ground designated for Home supporters with seating on a first come fist served basis.