William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-final
Hibernian v Falkirk
Saturday 18th April, 12.15pm kick-off
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Hibernian will be hoping history can repeat itself when they meet Championship rivals Falkirk in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals this Saturday.
The two teams played out a seven goal thriller in their last semi-final meeting back in 2013, with Hibs coming from 3-0 down to win 4-3 after extra-time.
Manager Alan Stubbs will be hoping for an easier route this time around with the prospect of reaching a third Scottish Cup final in four years. The Bairns won’t be short on confidence either having beaten their opponents twice already this season in the league.
Hibernian have beaten Alloa, Arbroath and Berwick Rangers on their route to Hampden and scored nine goals - all from different players. Can they keep the run going against Falkirk on Saturday?
ROUTE TO THE SEMIS
Fourth Round - Alloa 1-2 Hibernian
Meggat (15); Craig (28), Gray (37)
Fifth Round - Hibernian 3-1 Arbroath
Djedje (42), Gordon og (60), McGeouch (68); Stewart (17)
Quarter-final – Hibernian 4-0 Berwick Rangers
Cummings (26), Stevenson (28), Stanton (66), Fontaine (82)
- Beat Aberdeen 2-1 in their last Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park back in 2012
- Have won last 7 Scottish Cup meetings against Falkirk
- Scott Robertson and Keith Watson both have Scottish Cup winners medals, won with Dundee United in 2010
- Hibs are the last side from Edinburgh remaining in the cup, 5 sides from the Capital entered the competition
ONE TO WATCH
Farid El Alagui
The French-Moroccan forward will be familiar to both sets of fans when Hibs and Falkirk clash on Saturday. El Alagui spent the 2011-12 season at Falkirk where he scored 18 goals in 33 games before moving to Brentford. An early season injury against Alloa has restricted El Alagui’s appearances in a Hibernian top but he did score the second goal in Sunday’s derby 2-0 win over Hearts. Could provide a real threat to his old side if he features at Hampden Park.