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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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Celtic 33 54 77
2 Rangers 34 51 69
3 Aberdeen 34 16 61
4 Kilmarnock 34 17 58
5 Hibernian 33 15 52
6 Heart of Midlothian 34 -5 50
7 St. Johnstone 34 -10 47
8 Motherwell 34 -10 44
9 Livingston 34 0 42
10 Hamilton Academical 34 -48 26
11 St. Mirren 34 -35 24
12 Dundee 34 -45 18

Updated at 20/04/2019 at 15:16

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Ross County 34 26 68
2 Dundee United 34 8 62
3 Ayr United 33 12 50
4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 34 6 50
5 Dunfermline Athletic 34 -5 41
6 Morton 34 -11 40
7 Queen of the South 34 0 38
8 Alloa Athletic 34 -13 38
9 Partick Thistle 33 -12 37
10 Falkirk 34 -11 35

Updated at 20/04/2019 at 15:43

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Arbroath 33 28 68
2 Forfar Athletic 34 5 57
3 Raith Rovers 33 25 55
4 Montrose 34 0 50
5 East Fife 34 -6 45
6 Airdrieonians 34 1 42
7 Dumbarton 34 -1 42
8 Stranraer 34 -8 42
9 Brechin City 34 -18 35
10 Stenhousemuir 34 -26 35

Updated at 20/04/2019 at 15:16

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Peterhead 34 34 75
2 Clyde 34 26 71
3 Edinburgh City 34 27 65
4 Annan Athletic 34 28 60
5 Stirling Albion 34 -1 45
6 Queen's Park 34 2 43
7 Cowdenbeath 34 0 40
8 Elgin City 34 -17 39
9 Albion Rovers 34 -40 24
10 Berwick Rangers 34 -59 19

Updated at 20/04/2019 at 15:43

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