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PREVIEW: Dundee v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

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This match will be an extremely tight affair as last season’s results will testify too – Caley Thistle had the upperhand last season with two wins out of four – with the other two games a tied affair.

Caley Thistle, however, have started the league very badly with no wins at all in their five league games and that winless run could play into the hands of Paul Hartley’s Dundee side.

But with both manager’s being passionate and can inspire their players to victory on any given day – it will be one of the most ‘interesting’ game in the Prmeiership this weekend.

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Team News

Dundee are expected to welcome back influential midfielders Kevin Thomson and Nicky Low this afternoon. However, Gary Harkins is suspended while Rory Low and Julen Etxabeguren are out injured.

Inverness are to give Dani Lopez, Josh Meekings, Jordan Roberts and Greg Tansey late fitness tests ahead of the tie. But Aaron Dorans joins the quartet of Gary Warren, Richie Foran, Dean Brill and Iain Vigurs on the injury list.

Dundee XI: Bain, Irvine, Konrad, McPake, Stewart, Low, Thomson, Hemmings, Ross, McGowan, McGinn.

Subs: Mitchell, Meggatt, Ferry, Gadzhalov, Curran, Carreiro, Holt.

Inverness Caley Thistle XI: Fon-Williams, Raven, Tremarco, Lopez, Draper, Devine, Tansey, Williams, Vigurs, Christie, Mutombo. Subs: Esson, Foran, Wedderburn, Horner, Polworth, Ferguson, Brown.

Prediction

Inverness have started this season very poorly with no wins in the five league games played so far, while Dundee are two wins to the good out of their five with two defeats to Hearts and Aberdeen.

Dundee look a good bet for all three points and with the continued transfer speculation surrounding star player Ryan Christie, I don’t think Caley Thistle have enough in the tank currently to cause Dundee a huge amount of problems.

So a Dundee win it is for me. 2-0.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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