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Stuart Dalgleish 23rd Jul 2012 - 17:45

William Hill Scottish Cup first round draw unveiled


The sponsors unveiled their odds for the 2012/13 William Hill Scottish Cup following the first draw at Edinburgh Castle this afternoon.


Scottish FA Commercial Director Kenny MacLeod, last season's winning Hearts captain Marius Zaliuskas and David Russell, William Hill Group HR Director, conducted the first round draw.

Coldstream, who had a seven hour round-trip to Wick in last season ‘Cup, face another long trip to the Highlands. ‘The Streamers' will face Fraserburgh in the opening round of Scotland's premier football competition.

Several games could lay claim to being the tie of the round, but the stand out fixture looks set to be the game between Irvine Meadow against Gala Fairydean. The two sides are filled with quality and it should be a rip-roaring first round tie.

Celtic are the 4/5 favourites to lift the cup, while Hearts are 8/1 with the sponsors to retain their crown.

‘The first round draw has thrown up some very juicy ties,'' said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny, ‘and we just can't wait for the action to get underway.'

To win the 2012/13 William Hill Scottish Cup (Sponsors odds)
4/5 Celtic
8/1 Dundee Utd
8/1 Hearts
12/1 Motherwell
14/1 Aberdeen
14/1 Hibernian
14/1 Rangers
20/1 St Johnstone
20/1 Kilmarnock
25/1 Inverness
25/1 St Mirren
40/1 Ross County
50/1 Dundee
50/1 Dunfermline
50/1 Falkirk
66/1 Bar

William Hill Scottish Cup Specials

7/1 Non League Side to Reach Fifth Round

33/1 Non League Side to beat an SPL Side

Non League Side to Progress the Furthest
9/2 Cove Rangers
13/2 Stirling University
7/1 Forres Mechanics
8/1 Irvine Meadow
10/1 Dalbeattie Star
10/1 Inverurie loco
10/1 Nairn County
12/1 Spartans
14/1 Bonnyrigg
14/1 Buckie Thistle
20/1 Shotts
25/1 Fraserburgh
33/1 Deveronvale
33/1 Whitehill Welfare
40/1 Edinburgh City
40/1 Edinburgh University
50/1 Threave Rovers
Others On Request

Highland League Side to Progress the Furthest
7/2 Cove Rangers
4/1 Forres Mechanics
13/2 Inverurie loco
13/2 Nairn County
7/1 Buckie Thistle
12/1 Fraserburgh
14/1 Deveronvale
16/1 Keith
16/1 Wick Academy
20/1 Clachnacuddin
20/1 Formartine Utd
20/1 Huntly
25/1 Brora Rangers
33/1 Lossiemouth
33/1 Turriff Utd
66/1 Rothes
100/1 Fort William

East of Scotland League Side to Progress the furthest?
3/1 Stirling University
7/2 Spartans
13/2 Whitehill Welfare
15/1 Edinburgh University
8/1 Edinburgh City
12/1 CS Strollers
14/1 Gala Fairydean
14/1 Preston Athletic
14/1 Vale of Leithen
20/1 Selkirk
25/1 Coldstream
33/1 Burntisland Shipyard
100/1 Hawick Royal Albert

South of Scotland League Side to Progress the furthest
2/5 Dalbeattie Star
4/1 Threave Rovers
8/1 Newton Stewart
16/1 St Cuthbert Wanderers
16/1 Wigtown & Bladnoch

Junior Side to Progress the Furthest?
8/11 Irvine Meadow
5/2 Bonnyrigg
6/1 Shotts
10/1 Hermes
20/1 Girvan


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