When Hearts and Hibs will play their Betfred Cup semi-final matches

Hibs are set for a Saturday evening clash with Celtic in the Betfred Cup semi-final with Hearts facing Rangers the following day.

Friday, 27th September 2019, 8:41 am
Hearts and Hibs will face Rangers and Celtic in the Betfred Cup semi-finals. Picture: SNS

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The ties will take place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 of November.

The proposed dates for last-four fixtures, following discussions between the clubs, the SPFL, police and BT Sport, who will be showing both matches, was revealed by the Scottish Sun.

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The Evening News understand that it is the case, with Hibs v Celtic set for a kick-off after 5pm and Hearts v Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Usually the Saturday fixture is an early kick-off, albeit last season brought controversy over the semi-finals.

With Celtic and Rangers taking part in Europe the Thursday prior it meant both matches had to be played on the Sunday. It was first proposed that Hearts v Celtic and Aberdeen v Rangers would both take place at Hampden Park.

After much deliberation the Hearts v Celtic clash was moved to BT Murrayfield.

To reach this season's semi-final stage, Hearts and Hibs saw off Aberdeen and Kilmarnock on penalties respectively.