Dunfermline have to go back six years and 10 matches to find the last time they beat Dundee United.
It was a 1-0 win in the Premier League at Tannadice on August 20, 2011, with a late Paul Burns goal grabbing the three points after a masterclass from Pars goalkeeper Paul Gallacher kept them in the game.
Since then, though, it has been all about United, who have won eight and drawn one of the last nine encounters.
Dunfermline could consider themselves unlucky at times last season, with a couple of decent displays still ending in defeat.
The most memorable of the hard-luck stories, of course, was the September 10 game in the Championship last year when Tannadice keeper Cammy Bell produced the remarkable feat of saving three penalties in one half at East End Park, helping the Tangerines to a 3-1 win.
For the record the last 10 results between the teams have been: United 0 Pars 1, Pars 1 United 4, United 3 Pars 0, United 3 Pars 1, United 2 Pars 0, Pars 1 United 3, United 1 Pars 0, Pars 0 United 1, Pars 1 United 1, United 1 Pars 0.