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 26 46 60
2 Rangers 26 35 52
3 Aberdeen 26 12 47
4 Kilmarnock 26 11 46
5 Heart of Midlothian 26 1 43
6 St. Johnstone 26 -5 38
7 Motherwell 26 -6 36
8 Hibernian 26 8 35
9 Livingston 26 -1 31
10 Dundee 26 -30 18
11 Hamilton Academical 26 -36 18
12 St. Mirren 26 -35 13

Updated at 17/02/2019 at 18:00

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Ross County 23 18 45
2 Ayr United 24 18 43
3 Dundee United 24 3 42
4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 24 4 33
5 Queen of the South 24 5 30
6 Morton 24 -7 30
7 Dunfermline Athletic 24 -6 28
8 Partick Thistle 24 -11 25
9 Falkirk 24 -10 24
10 Alloa Athletic 25 -14 23

Updated at 16/02/2019 at 15:51

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Arbroath 24 30 56
2 Raith Rovers 24 19 40
3 Forfar Athletic 25 -2 40
4 East Fife 22 5 38
5 Montrose 25 -3 35
6 Airdrieonians 25 0 31
7 Brechin City 23 -11 25
8 Dumbarton 24 -6 24
9 Stranraer 23 -9 24
10 Stenhousemuir 23 -23 22

Updated at 16/02/2019 at 15:41

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Edinburgh City 24 28 52
2 Peterhead 23 28 51
3 Clyde 23 20 49
4 Annan Athletic 24 12 38
5 Stirling Albion 24 2 34
6 Elgin City 23 -9 32
7 Cowdenbeath 23 3 29
8 Queen's Park 23 -6 25
9 Berwick Rangers 22 -38 14
10 Albion Rovers 25 -40 7

Updated at 16/02/2019 at 16:26

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