IT’S Scottish Cup semi-final weekend and do you go with the favourites or opt for a Hibs v Rangers final?
On current form Aberdeen and Celtic should be too good for their opponents but at this stage attitude and bottle are more important.
I favour the former which would be a repeat of the Betfred Cup Final but accept it’s not a foregone conclusion. Hibs are holders and having clinched promotion will fight all the way to retain their trophy.
Aberdeen have had their mad moments at Hampden and it’s incredible to think it’s 27 years since they lifted the trophy.
They are more consistent this season and on their day a better side than Hibs so I’m tempted by Marathonbet‘s 21-20 to win in 90 minutes. To qualify for the Final they are less attractive at 8-15 with Marathonbet.
Hibs are 13-8 at McBookie and William Hill to qualify and 3-1 at Coral to win in normal time. The Dons have lost just two in 10 to their Easter Road rivals and I can seem them edging it maybe 2-1 at 8-1 with Paddy Power.
Celtic have beaten Rangers three times but were held last time out with Pedro Caixinha watching for the stand.
Gers fans remind me I’ve tipped Celtic four times this season so I got one wrong. On paper Brendan Rodgers has the better team and if they turn up they should win.
Celtic are too short at 1-5 so consider both to score at 17-20 with Betway – three out of four this season have gone that way.
Rangers are 16-1 with mcBookie to beat Celtic on penalties – just like they did last year.
Bets to Consider
Aberdeen & Btts
Rooney to score first
Celtic v Rangers btts
Celtic & btts
Sinclair to score
Aberdeen v Celtic final
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