Betfred Cup begins on Friday

Monday 10th July 2017

The new SPFL season kicks off on Friday when the group stage of the Betfred Cup gets under way with an Ayrshire derby.

Ayr United and Kilmarnock go head to head in front of what is expected to be a big crowd at Somerset Park and the game is live on BT Sport, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Group E clash is the first of 16 matchday one fixtures, with the remaining 15 going ahead on Saturday July 15.

The 40 clubs are split into eight groups of five, with the winners and the four best runners-up joined in the last 16 by holders Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone. All group games that end in a draw go straight to penalties, with the winning team awarded a bonus point.

The second round takes place on the midweek of August 8/9.

Full Betfred Cup fixture list and TV selections

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