Betfred Cup

Betfred Cup format 2020/21

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

The seeded teams in the last 16 are the four European clubs and the four 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.

Betfred Cup 2020/21 dates
Group stage MD1 – Tuesday October 6
Group stage MD2 – Saturday October 10
Group stage MD3 – Tuesday October 13
Group stage MD4 – Tuesday November 10
Group stage MD5 – Saturday November 14

Second round – Weekend of November 28/29
Quarter-finals – Midweek of December 15-17
Semi-finals – Weekend of January 23/24
Final – Sunday February 28

Results

Betfred Cup

Sunday 28th February 2021

Betfred Cup

Sunday 24th January 2021

Betfred Cup

Saturday 23rd January 2021

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Fixtures

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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Rangers 30 64 82
2 Celtic 31 42 67
3 Hibernian 30 13 52
4 Aberdeen 31 2 48
5 Livingston 29 1 40
6 St. Mirren 31 -5 39
7 Dundee United 31 -15 35
8 St. Johnstone 30 -8 33
9 Motherwell 31 -18 32
10 Ross County 30 -32 26
11 Kilmarnock 31 -16 25
12 Hamilton Academical 29 -28 24

Updated at 21/02/2021 at 16:42

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Heart of Midlothian 18 24 39
2 Raith Rovers 16 8 27
3 Dunfermline Athletic 17 7 27
4 Queen of the South 18 -9 24
5 Dundee 15 -1 21
6 Arbroath 18 -5 21
7 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 15 4 19
8 Morton 17 -6 19
9 Ayr United 16 -1 17
10 Alloa Athletic 18 -21 13

Updated at 26/02/2021 at 20:22

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Falkirk 11 10 21
2 Cove Rangers 11 6 19
3 Montrose 11 4 18
4 Airdrieonians 10 6 16
5 Partick Thistle 10 3 15
6 East Fife 9 -1 13
7 Peterhead 11 -3 13
8 Dumbarton 9 -5 11
9 Clyde 8 -10 9
10 Forfar Athletic 10 -10 6

Updated at 02/01/2021 at 16:28

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Queen's Park 9 13 23
2 Stirling Albion 10 9 21
3 Elgin City 9 9 18
4 Stranraer 10 6 16
5 Edinburgh City 9 7 13
6 Stenhousemuir 10 -1 12
7 Annan Athletic 10 -4 9
8 Cowdenbeath 8 -9 7
9 Albion Rovers 8 -11 6
10 Brechin City 9 -19 4

Updated at 02/01/2021 at 15:14

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