Dundee have had a difficult start to the season after being promoted back to the top flight during the 2020-21 campaign, having failed to pick up a victory in the Scottish Premiership which sees them sit at the foot of the table.
Their last fixture in the league was an important one considering it was the Dundee derby – however, it was the Terrors who ended up walking away with three points after an 81st-minute goal by Ian Harkes gave his team the edge.
They then suffered another loss in midweek when they competed in the Scottish League Cup, which is a tournament that Dundee had actually been impressive in until that point.
They faced St Johnstone and were defeated 2-0 after goals in the final 20 minutes of the game ended up knocking out the Dark Blues.
Saturday will now provide another tough challenge for James McPake’s men who are struggling to score at the moment, having only found the back of the net four times in their opening six fixtures in the league.
That is not a problem that the Gers have had, though, scoring 11 times so far, and with Dundee having conceded 12 goals, this will certainly be a real test for them.
However, the Dark Blues have not lost consecutive games in the league this season, and that is something that could provide some confidence as they compete in front of their own fans at Dens Park, where they have not lost in the Scottish Premiership either.
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Unlike their opponents, Rangers did secure their place in the semi-final of the Scottish League Cup in midweek when they were able to defeat Livingston 2-0.
The Gers had gone two games without a win prior to that thanks to a loss in the Europa League and then a draw during their most recent Scottish Premiership fixture.
However, they put an end to that run with a dominant performance against the Lions in the cup, with 63% possession and 19 shots as Kemar Roofe and the returning Alfredo Morelos were on hand to score the goals