Dundee United - Hibernian v Dundee United
UK time is: 00:42:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hibernian vs. Dundee United

Easter Road

Wed 29th Dec

7.15pm

Hibernian v Dundee United

Dundee United were finally expected to be back into action following a succession of postponements against Hibernian at Easter Road on Wednesday evening. The Tannadice club's recent inactivity has seen them fall into seventh place in the table but with as many as three and four games currently in hand on most of their closest rivals.

Vital Quotes:

"I don't know if it has been mentioned in the dressing-room, but we're far enough into the season and we're completely in that fight," Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood told BBC Scotland following their recent relegation clash defeat to Aberdeen. "We will need a sustained run of good form and victories to take us away from it."

"When our game against Hamilton went off, I took the opportunity to go to see Hibs against Aberdeen," Dundee United manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "One thing I always think about them is, when they click, they are a formidable side. On their day they are good enough to beat anyone - as they proved when they went to Ibrox and won. It has been a long time since we played, but having watched the players in training I sense a real hunger to get going again."

Hibernian Team News:

Hibernian could give first starts of the season to Darryl Duffy and Merouane Zemmama after injury while midfielder Sean Welsh is also back in contention. However, goalkeeper Graham Stack is still missing and defender Sol Bamba rated doubtful.
Hibernian (from): Brown, Wotherspoon, Hogg, De Graaf, Rankin, Hanlon, Zemmama, Trakys, Stevenson, Galbraith, Dickoh, Grounds, Miller, Duffy, Murray, Smith, Nish, Riordan, Hart

Player to watch: Derek Riordan

Five goals in his last five games and an expected target for clubs in the January transfer window.

Dundee United Team News:

Dundee United have defender Garry Kenneth suspended, while Craig Conway, Scott Severin, Mihael Kovacevic and Darren Dods are still unavailable with injuries. But midfielders Danny Swanson and David Robertson have made recent recoveries and will be considered.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Watson, Dixon, Douglas, S Robertson, D Robertson, Swanson, Gomis, Buaben, Shala, Cadamarteri, Goodwillie, Daly, Russell, Dow, Armstrong, Mentel, Banks

Player to watch: David Goodwillie

Always the visitors best hope for goals although not scored in his last three games.

Match Facts & Stats

Hibernian crashed at home to fellow strugglers Aberdeen at the weekend and have lost three and drawn one of their last four games. Dundee United haven't played for more than five weeks but did earn a creditable point in their last game at Celtic towards the end of November. The Tangerines will be looking for their first victory in four matches.

Next Fixtures:

Hibernian - Hearts (A); Dundee United - Aberdeen (A)

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 29 2010

Time: 4:01PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

Judge my full record - McNamara (Saturday August 29 2015)

Third successive defeat for United (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stats: Ross County v Dundee United (Saturday August 29 2015)

Tangerines looking for a boost (Friday August 28 2015)

Tangerines sign striker (Friday August 28 2015)

United get home draw (Thursday August 27 2015)

Striker bid accepted (Thursday August 27 2015)

United hopeful over trio (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Midfielder in shock exit (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Dundee 6 2 2 2 2 8
7. Motherwell 6 2 0 4 -4 6
8. St. Johnstone 6 1 2 3 -3 5
9. Dundee United 6 1 1 4 -6 4
10. Inverness 6 0 3 3 -5 3
11. Partick 6 0 3 3 -7 3
12. Kilmarnock 6 0 2 4 -11 2

Breaking League News

Deadline Day Rumours & Speculation
Hibernian : 31/08/2015 21:56:01
Warburton's QotS Reaction
Rangers : 31/08/2015 20:07:01
McInnes Delighted With Partick Win
Aberdeen : 31/08/2015 19:56:01
Striker nears exit
Celtic : 31/08/2015 18:47:00
Scouting Report - Free Agents
Celtic : 31/08/2015 15:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should United re-sign Jon Daly?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 20%
No 80%