Betfred Cup

Betfred Cup Format 2018/19

Format
The group stage involves 40 clubs - the 38 SPFL teams not involved in European competition plus Cove Rangers (Highland League champions) and Spartans (Lowland League champions), 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 four best runners-up progress to the second round, where they are joined by the four clubs competing in Europe - Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and Hibernian.

The seeded teams in the last 16 are the four European clubs and the four group winners with the highest points totals.

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.

Betfred Cup 2018/19 dates
Group stage MD1 – Weekend of July 14/15
Group stage MD2 – Midweek of July 17/18
Group stage MD3 – Weekend of July 21/22
Group stage MD4 – Midweek of July 24/25
Group stage MD5 – Weekend of July 28/29

Second round – Weekend of August 18/19

Quarter-finals – Midweek of September 25/26//27

Semi-finals – Weekend of October 27/28

Final – Sunday December 2

Results

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Sunday 2nd December 2018

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Sunday 28th October 2018

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Sunday 28th October 2018

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Fixtures

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Friday 12th July 2019

19:45
Heart of Midlothian v Dundee United

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Saturday 13th July 2019

15:00
Cowdenbeath v East Fife

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Saturday 13th July 2019

15:00
Forfar Athletic v Brechin City
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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Celtic 38 57 87
2 Rangers 38 55 78
3 Kilmarnock 38 19 67
4 Aberdeen 38 13 67
5 Hibernian 38 12 54
6 Heart of Midlothian 38 -8 51
7 St. Johnstone 38 -10 52
8 Motherwell 38 -10 51
9 Livingston 38 -2 44
10 Hamilton Academical 38 -47 33
11 St. Mirren 38 -32 32
12 Dundee 38 -47 21

Updated at 19/05/2019 at 17:02

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Ross County 36 29 71
2 Dundee United 36 9 65
3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 36 8 56
4 Ayr United 36 12 54
5 Morton 36 -9 46
6 Partick Thistle 36 -9 43
7 Dunfermline Athletic 36 -7 41
8 Alloa Athletic 36 -14 39
9 Queen of the South 36 -7 38
10 Falkirk 36 -12 38

Updated at 04/05/2019 at 16:53

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Arbroath 36 25 70
2 Forfar Athletic 36 7 63
3 Raith Rovers 36 26 60
4 Montrose 36 -1 51
5 Airdrieonians 36 7 48
6 Dumbarton 36 0 46
7 East Fife 36 -7 46
8 Stranraer 36 -12 42
9 Stenhousemuir 36 -26 37
10 Brechin City 36 -19 36

Updated at 04/05/2019 at 16:33

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Peterhead 36 36 79
2 Clyde 36 28 74
3 Edinburgh City 36 27 67
4 Annan Athletic 36 31 66
5 Stirling Albion 36 -1 47
6 Cowdenbeath 36 0 43
7 Queen's Park 36 -3 43
8 Elgin City 36 -15 43
9 Albion Rovers 36 -39 27
10 Berwick Rangers 36 -64 19

Updated at 04/05/2019 at 16:04

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