Premier Sports Cup

Premier Sports Cup format 2021/22

Format
The group stage involves 40 clubs - the 37 SPFL clubs from 2020/21 who did not qualify for Europe plus Brora Rangers (Highland League champions), Kelty Hearts (Lowland League champions) and East Kilbride (Lowland League runners-up).

Teams are drawn into eight groups of five - split into four north groups and four south groups. Each group contains one seeded club, one second seed and three unseeded clubs.

Group matches
Clubs are awarded the usual three points for a win but all drawn games in the group stage go straight to penalties - the shoot-out winners receive a bonus point. ie three points for a win, two points for a shoot-out win and one point for losing on penalties.

If clubs are level on points at the end of the group stage, the criteria for separating them is 1) goal difference, 2) goals scored, 3) away goals scored, 4) matches won, 5) away matches won, 6) drawing of lots.

Knock-out rounds
The eight group winners and three best runners-up progress to the second round, where they are joined by the five clubs competing in European competitions - Rangers, Celtic, Hibernian, Aberdeen and St Johnstone, who are also the cup holders.

The seeded teams in the last 16 will be the five European entrants and the three group winners with the best records.

The tournament reverts to a traditional knock-out format from the second round onwards, with ties decided by extra time and penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Premier Sports Cup 2021/22 dates

Group stage
MD1: Weekend of July 10/11
MD2: Midweek of July 13/14
MD3: Weekend of July 17/18
MD4: Midweek of July 20/21
MD5: Weekend of July 24/25

Second round
Weekend of August 14/15

Quarter-finals
Midweek of September 21-23

Semi-finals
Weekend of November 20/21

Final
Sunday December 19

Results

Premier Sports Cup

Sunday 25th July 2021

Premier Sports Cup

Sunday 25th July 2021

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 24th July 2021

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Fixtures

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 14th August 2021

15:00
Rangers v Dunfermline Athletic

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 14th August 2021

15:00
Arbroath v St. Johnstone

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 14th August 2021

15:00
Hibernian v Kilmarnock
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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0
2 Celtic 0 0 0
3 Dundee 0 0 0
4 Dundee United 0 0 0
5 Heart of Midlothian 0 0 0
6 Hibernian 0 0 0
7 Livingston 0 0 0
8 Motherwell 0 0 0
9 Rangers 0 0 0
10 Ross County 0 0 0
11 St. Johnstone 0 0 0
12 St. Mirren 0 0 0

Updated at 15/06/2021 at 09:00

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Arbroath 0 0 0
2 Ayr United 0 0 0
3 Dunfermline Athletic 0 0 0
4 Hamilton Academical 0 0 0
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 0 0
6 Kilmarnock 0 0 0
7 Morton 0 0 0
8 Partick Thistle 0 0 0
9 Queen of the South 0 0 0
10 Raith Rovers 0 0 0

Updated at 15/06/2021 at 09:00

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Airdrieonians 0 0 0
2 Alloa Athletic 0 0 0
3 Clyde 0 0 0
4 Cove Rangers 0 0 0
5 Dumbarton 0 0 0
6 East Fife 0 0 0
7 Falkirk 0 0 0
8 Montrose 0 0 0
9 Peterhead 0 0 0
10 Queen's Park 0 0 0

Updated at 15/06/2021 at 09:00

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Albion Rovers 0 0 0
2 Annan Athletic 0 0 0
3 Cowdenbeath 0 0 0
4 Edinburgh City 0 0 0
5 Elgin City 0 0 0
6 Forfar Athletic 0 0 0
7 Kelty Hearts 0 0 0
8 Stenhousemuir 0 0 0
9 Stirling Albion 0 0 0
10 Stranraer 0 0 0

Updated at 15/06/2021 at 09:01

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Heart of Midlothian 4 8 12
2 Stirling Albion 4 1 8
3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4 -1 4
4 Cove Rangers 4 -4 3
5 Peterhead 4 -4 3
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Dundee United 4 8 12
2 Arbroath 4 3 9
3 Kelty Hearts 4 3 6
4 Elgin City 4 -7 3
5 East Fife 4 -7 0
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Dundee 4 12 12
2 Forfar Athletic 4 1 8
3 Ross County 4 -2 6
4 Montrose 4 -2 4
5 Brora Rangers 4 -9 0
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Raith Rovers 4 5 9
2 Livingston 4 4 8
3 Cowdenbeath 4 -1 6
4 Alloa Athletic 4 -1 4
5 Brechin City 4 -7 3
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Ayr United 4 7 10
2 Hamilton Academical 4 1 8
3 Albion Rovers 4 -4 5
4 Edinburgh City 4 -1 4
5 Falkirk 4 -3 3
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Motherwell 4 2 9
2 Queen's Park 4 1 7
3 Queen of the South 4 3 6
4 Airdrieonians 4 -1 6
5 Annan Athletic 4 -5 2
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Kilmarnock 4 -1 8
2 Stranraer 4 2 6
3 Morton 4 -2 6
4 East Kilbride 4 2 5
5 Clyde 4 -1 5
Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 St. Mirren 4 8 12
2 Dunfermline Athletic 4 8 9
3 Partick Thistle 4 -1 6
4 Stenhousemuir 4 -5 3
5 Dumbarton 4 -10 0

Updated at 25/07/2021 at 16:55

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