What lies in wait for Dundee in the post-split fixtures?

Faissal El Bakhtaoui celebrates with Marcus Haber as Dundee stayed up last season with victory at Kilmarnock eventually enough to see them safe.

Dundee have five massive games to keep their heads above water in the Premiership but how have they fared against their nearest rivals?

The SPFL’s post-split fixtures see Dundee hosting Partick on the final day of the season.

Their list of remaining fixtures is as follows.

Dundee

Sat April 21: St Johnstone (H)
Sat April 28: Motherwell (A)
Sat May 5: Hamilton (H) Sky Sports
Tue May 8: Ross County (A)
Sat May 12: Partick (H)

Today the Tele takes a wee look at the Dark Blues’ record against their fellow-bottom six sides.

Already this season, Dundee have been on the road twice each to Hamilton and Partick Thistle and hosted Motherwell, St Johnstone and Ross County on two occasions also.

Simon Murray celebrates his winner at Partick in their last league victory back in February.

Motherwell

The Dark Blues haven’t enjoyed themselves too much against the Steelmen this campaign, with just the one draw gained.

That day down at Fir Park should have been three points for Neil McCann’s men after a good display but a second-half penalty saved ’Well.

The Lanarkshire side, meanwhile, have beaten the Dee three times, including a Scottish Cup fifth-round tie at Dens with Dundee unable to find the net in any of those defeats.

St Johnstone

Having played two Tayside derbies at Dens, it’s likely the Dark Blues will be making the short trip to Perth — a happy hunting ground already this campaign.

A 2-0 win at McDiarmid Park was a fine victory with an early Marcus Haber strike added to by A-Jay Leitch-Smith right at the death.

That followed a penalty-laden 3-2 victory for Dundee at Dens in September but the less said about their last meeting, the better.

A 4-0 home thumping from the Perth Saints was the lowest point of the season for Neil and his team as they were ripped apart in a very poor display.

Trouble flared at the final whistle, too, with the Dundee boss and St Johnstone sub keeper Zander Clark charged with misconduct.

That might just add a bit of spice to the final meeting of the season.

Hamilton

Another side who have enjoyed themselves at Dens Park, deservedly winning 3-1 there back in October.

That followed a 3-0 victory at New Douglas Park before Dundee got a bit of revenge with a late, late show at the same venue in January.

A first strike for Matty Henvey was followed by a 98th-minute winner from A-Jay Leitch-Smith in a good day for the Dark Blues.

Ross County

The Staggies are Dundee’s biggest worry with them picking up form in the last couple of weeks and cutting the gap between them to four points.

With only one trip to Dingwall completed, the Dee’s mettle may well be tested in the Highlands.

Partick Thistle

Alan Archibald’s men are bottom of the pile before we get started and not enjoying life at the moment.

A nice early game against the Jags would suit Dundee and something similar to the 3-0 victory in December thanks to a Sofien Moussa double would give their survival bid a boost.

However it goes, the Dark Blues certainly need to add to their paltry two Premiership wins in 2018 to keep themselves out of trouble.

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