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 29th November 2020

Betfred Cup

Sunday 29th November 2020

Betfred Cup

Saturday 28th November 2020

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Fixtures

Betfred Cup

Tuesday 15th December 2020

19:45
St. Mirren v Rangers

Betfred Cup

Tuesday 15th December 2020

19:45
Alloa Athletic v Hibernian

Betfred Cup

Tuesday 15th December 2020

19:45
Livingston v Ross County
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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Rangers 15 38 41
2 Celtic 13 21 30
3 Aberdeen 14 4 27
4 Hibernian 15 5 26
5 Dundee United 15 -6 20
6 Kilmarnock 14 2 17
7 St. Johnstone 15 -6 16
8 Motherwell 13 -3 15
9 Ross County 15 -16 13
10 Livingston 15 -10 12
11 St. Mirren 12 -8 11
12 Hamilton Academical 14 -21 8

Updated at 22/11/2020 at 13:10

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Dunfermline Athletic 5 7 13
2 Heart of Midlothian 5 8 12
3 Raith Rovers 5 9 10
4 Ayr United 5 2 8
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 1 7
6 Morton 5 -4 7
7 Dundee 5 -5 5
8 Queen of the South 5 -3 4
9 Arbroath 5 -6 2
10 Alloa Athletic 5 -9 1

Updated at 24/11/2020 at 19:05

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Falkirk 6 8 14
2 Cove Rangers 6 7 13
3 Airdrieonians 6 6 10
4 Partick Thistle 6 2 10
5 Montrose 6 -2 7
6 Dumbarton 6 -2 7
7 Peterhead 6 -3 6
8 Clyde 5 -6 6
9 Forfar Athletic 6 -5 5
10 East Fife 5 -5 4

Updated at 28/11/2020 at 16:13

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

Updated at 28/11/2020 at 16:51

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