By News Team
7th February 2020
We’re down to the last 16 teams in this season’s William Hill Scottish Cup and it’s sure to be a weekend of great action as lower league teams look to cause a ‘cupset’ or two.
Both Celtic and Rangers face away draws, while Hearts won’t be looking forward to a tricky trip to Falkirk. You can read our best bets on this weekend’s action below.
Dons can get better of travel-sick Kilmarnock
Aberdeen have suffered back-to-back home defeats in the Premiership in recent games, but they will have no trouble getting the better of a Kilmarnock side on Saturday who certainly don’t like travelling.
Killie earned their first away win since October in midweek when getting the better of Hearts. However, it came against a Hearts side languishing at the bottom and they still conceded twice.
Prior to those two defeats, the Dons had only been beaten by Celtic in 10 home games and also secured a draw against Rangers. An Aberdeen win is 4/5 and that looks a good price.
Celtic to claim the cup
Unsurprisingly Celtic, who are bidding to win the Scottish Cup for the fourth time on the bounce, are just 1/16 to win away against a struggling League One Clyde on Sunday afternoon.
At that price, they aren’t value for the win and instead it’s worth backing Celtic to win the league at 1/3. Neil Lennon is likely to make changes but they can win this en route to the latter stages.
Clyde famously knocked out the Glasgow giants when a certain Roy Keane made his debut for the club in January 2006, but a repeat of that result looks unlikely at 35/1.
Falkirk to break Jambo Hearts
With just three wins in 25 league games this season, it’s difficult to make a case for backing Hearts at 8/15 to beat lower league Falkirk this weekend, especially with the home side flying high in League One.
They may be playing in different divisions, but Falkirk are just three points off the automatic promotion places and harbour ambitions of playing Championship football next season.
The hosts have lost just three of their 23 fixtures this season and will prove a tough nut for a Hearts side who should be concentrating on survival rather than a cup run.
Hearts may have avoided a ‘cupset’ in the last round when getting the better of Airdrieonians, but that was in the comfort of their own stadium and Falkirk look a tempting proposition at 17/4.