Hearts v Inverness CT - Scottish Cup semi final 2019: Date, kick-off, tickets details, TV coverage and odds

Hearts travel to Hampden Park for the first time since 2013 on 13 April to face Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 8:31 am
Updated Thursday, 11th April 2019, 2:39 pm
Hearts players celebrate in win over Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS

Craig Levein's men are just 90 minutes away from reaching their first final in the competition since 2012 and come up against Championship opposition.

Hearts have been presented with a favourable route to the last-four stage, having seen off Livingston and Auchinleck Talbot at Tynecastle before requiring a second chance to get past Partick Thistle.

The replay in Gorgie saw the team come from behind to progress as they seek the ninth Scottish Cup success in the club's history.

Hearts players celebrate in win over Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS

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Opponents Inverness CT have played six matches to reach the semi final. Replay wins over Edinburgh City and Ross County sandwiched a 4-0 thumping of East Kilbride. They defeated fellow Championship side Dundee United in the quarter final at Tannadice.

Here's what fans need to know about the Hampden clash:

What time is kick-off?

It is an early start with a 12.15 kick-off. The timing of the match angered Inverness chairman Graham Rae.

He said: “I don’t know how much say we will have, particularly as the minnows among the four clubs in the semi-finals. We want the best set of circumstances for our supporters and our club.”

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How many tickets have been sold?

Hearts fans have snapped up more than 17,500 briefs. Nearly 7,000 tickets were sold on the first day of sales.

Tickets are now on general sale and can be picked up from the club's ticket office until 8pm on Friday, 12 April. North and William Hill South Stands – Adults £30, Concessions £10; East and West Stands – Adults £20, Concessions £10.

Is the game live on TV?

If you are unable to make the game you won't miss out with it being available to view live.

What channel is it on?

In November last year the Scottish FA agreed a new £20million six-year deal with BBC Scotland and Premier Sports to broadcast the competition.

This semi final be available on both BBC Scotland and Premier Sports 1.

What time does coverage start?

The build-up to the game will be five minutes on Premier Sports with the programme starting at 12.10.

As of yet, there is no schedule available for BBC Scotland.

Any team news?

Craig Levein confirmed there are concerns regarding influential duo Uche Ikpeazu and Peter Haring.

He said on Thursday: “Uche Ikpeazu has a little problem with his knee and Peter Haring landed awkwardly and had a problem with groin.

“Those two haven’t trained. I don’t think they are training today actually, Peter certainly isn’t, I don’t know if Uche will be out (training) today, we will find out.”

Odds

The competition's sponsors William Hill have Hearts as overwhelming favourites.

Hearts 1/2 Draw 11/4 Inverness CT 5/1

To win the Scottish Cup the Edinburgh side are 3/1 second favourites.

The other semi final

Celtic face Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Sunday, 14 April.

The 2pm kick-off will be shown solely on Premier Sports 1.