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

Betfred Cup

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Betfred Cup

Sunday 28th October 2018

Betfred Cup

Sunday 28th October 2018

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Fixtures

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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Rangers 17 25 34
2 Kilmarnock 18 10 34
3 Celtic 16 26 33
4 Aberdeen 17 4 30
5 Heart of Midlothian 18 -1 30
6 Livingston 18 8 28
7 St. Johnstone 17 -1 28
8 Hibernian 17 9 26
9 Motherwell 17 -9 18
10 Hamilton Academical 18 -26 13
11 Dundee 17 -22 9
12 St. Mirren 18 -23 9

Updated at 16/12/2018 at 15:14

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Ayr United 16 18 34
2 Ross County 17 17 33
3 Dundee United 17 1 29
4 Queen of the South 17 7 23
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 16 5 23
6 Morton 17 -6 22
7 Dunfermline Athletic 17 -7 19
8 Partick Thistle 17 -12 14
9 Alloa Athletic 17 -11 13
10 Falkirk 17 -12 13

Updated at 15/12/2018 at 16:17

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Arbroath 17 29 45
2 Raith Rovers 17 16 32
3 East Fife 17 1 26
4 Forfar Athletic 17 -7 24
5 Montrose 17 -8 21
6 Airdrieonians 17 -1 20
7 Stranraer 16 -1 20
8 Dumbarton 17 -6 18
9 Brechin City 16 -7 16
10 Stenhousemuir 17 -16 15

Updated at 15/12/2018 at 15:35

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Edinburgh City 16 22 40
2 Peterhead 15 21 35
3 Clyde 16 9 30
4 Elgin City 16 -9 22
5 Annan Athletic 16 1 21
6 Cowdenbeath 15 3 19
7 Queen's Park 15 -1 19
8 Stirling Albion 15 -4 15
9 Berwick Rangers 15 -20 13
10 Albion Rovers 15 -22 5

Updated at 15/12/2018 at 16:54

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