BBC ALBA’s coverage of the 2012/2013 Scottish Premier League season continues today (Saturday) with ‘as-live’ action from Dundee United v Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Coverage of the match from Tannadice Park will start on Saturday at 5.30pm on BBC ALBA, which is available on Freeview channel 8, Virgin Media channel 188, Sky channel 168 and Freesat channel 110, and will be presented by Calum Macaulay with commentary from Alex O’ Henley.
Both sides have had some fine results in the campaign, with Inverness now sitting second in the table on 28 points after a terrific recent run of form and Dundee United positioned just one place outside the top six, on 23 points, at the heart of a competitive mid-table group.
Last weekend saw both clubs record emphatic wins, with Dundee United enjoying a 3-0 derby victory over city rivals Dundee at Dens Park and Caley Thistle also running out comprehensive 3-0 winners over Hibernian in Inverness.
Looking at form in recent meetings between the clubs, it is United who have won three of their last four meetings with Terry Butcher’s side but it will be Peter Houston’s outfit who will be looking to make amends after their last encounter in September when Caley Thistle ran out 4-0 winners in Inverness thanks to a double from captain Richie Foran and goals from Andrew Shinnie and on-loan Arsenal player Philip Roberts.
As well as the action on the pitch, we talk to Dundee United winger Rudi Skacel, who talks about how he’s settled into life at Tannadice. With his contract due to run out at the end of January, Skacel also says he’d like to extend his brief stay at the club.
And with Inverness Caledonian Thistle currently enjoying one of their best ever seasons, we catch up with the brothers who have played a major part in that success - Graeme and Andrew Shinnie – who talk about growing up together playing football and the competitiveness that has helped them make it as professional footballers.