Scottish League Cup semi-final draw details: Aberdeen’s Quest for the Last Four
Aberdeen will face Ross County in Dingwall for their quarter-final showdown, looking to reach Hampden Park by winning this matchup and advance further.
This week marks the return of the Scottish League Cup and Aberdeen is among eight teams hoping to claim victory and reach Hampden Park for December’s final. Last month they narrowly defeated Stirling Albion 2-1 at Forthbank Stadium to make it through to the quarter-finals; Bojan Miovski and Leighton Clarkson scored crucial goals that held off a late surge from Stirling Albion.
Barry Robson and his squad of Aberdeen players are on a mission to break Aberdeen’s nine-year trophy drought, beginning with their next test against Ross County at Dingwall on Wednesday, September 27. Following Sunday’s impressive 4-0 win against St Andrew’s they secured Aberdeen’s inaugural Premiership victory of this season – their inaugural Premiership win!
Miovski had a terrific day scoring two goals while Luis Duk Lopes made up for 14 consecutive matches without scoring by finding the back of the net himself. Summer signing Jamie McGrath contributed too with one goal to help Aberdeen break their five-game winless streak in league play.
Aberdeen will expect a strong response from Malky Mackay’s Ross County side as they look to recover from their tough loss at Pittodrie and secure a place in the semi-finals at Hampden in November.
Tomorrow night marks the opening of the Scottish League Cup quarterfinals featuring all Premiership clubs. Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes’ Kilmarnock hosts Hearts to Rugby Park; Kilmarnock upset reigning champion Celtic in their previous round and are one of seven Premiership sides left standing after defeating them in this competition.
Rangers will host Livingston in other matches while St. Johnstone travels to London to face Hibernian. Each team hopes to make progress while giving fans a memorable day at the national stadium. We have all of the details about upcoming semi-final draw.
When and Where is the Scottish League Cup Semi-Final Draw?
The draw is scheduled to take place at Ibrox on Wednesday, September 27, after the completion of all four quarter-final matches. The Rangers’ game against Livingston is the last of the four games this midweek, kicking off at 8 p.m. So, it’s anticipated that the draw will begin around 10 p.m. However, it might be later if the game goes into extra time or penalties to determine a winner.
Where to bet on Scottish League Cup matches?
There are many regulated sportsbooks online for fans who want to bet on Scottish football. Choosing one with a great track record of the best customer support is highly recommended.
How Can I Watch the Draw?
The draw will be broadcast live on Viaplay Sports 1 immediately after the final whistle at Ibrox. Also, fans can live stream the event on their devices through the Viaplay app. You can get a Viaplay package on their official website, starting at a PS14.99 monthly fee. Alternatively, you can opt for the Viaplay Total Annual package at a PS9.99 monthly fee if you prefer a yearly subscription. With a monthly subscription, you can cancel anytime you want.
Scottish League Cup FAQs
1. How is the Scottish League Cup structured?
The Scottish League Cup is a knockout competition involving clubs from the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). It features a group stage followed by knockout rounds, including the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and a final match.
2. Is the Scottish League Cup the same as the Scottish Cup?
No, the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup are two separate competitions. While the Scottish League Cup is open to teams from the SPFL, the Scottish Cup is open to a wider range of teams, including non-league clubs, and is the oldest national football competition in the world.
3. When does the Scottish League Cup take place?
The competition is usually held annually, with matches taking place from July to November, culminating in the final later in the season.
4. Which team has won the most Scottish League Cup titles?
As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Celtic FC holds the record for the most Scottish League Cup titles. They have won the competition numerous times.
5. What is the prize for winning the Scottish League Cup?
In addition to winning the Cup, the victorious team earns a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League, a European competition.
6. Is there any historical significance to the Scottish League Cup?
Yes, the Scottish League Cup has a long and storied history in Scottish football. It has been a launching pad for many teams to achieve success and gain entry to European competitions.
7. Can lower league teams participate in the Scottish League Cup?
Yes, lower league teams from the Scottish Football League (SFL) and teams from the Scottish Premiership also participate in the competition.