Heart of Midlothian v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Saturday, 13 April 2019, kick-off 12.15pm
Hampden Park, Glasgow

Aberdeen v Celtic
Sunday, 14 April 2019, kick-off 2:00pm
Hampden Park, Glasgow

Hearts and Inverness are set to lock horns on Saturday for a spot in this year’s William Hill Scottish Cup final.

And on Sunday, Aberdeen and Celtic meet again in the latter stages of the tournament, vying for their place in the showpiece fixture in May.

Three of the four sides remaining in the cup went on to lift the trophy the last time they made it to this stage, but who will be triumphant and who will experience heartbreak this year?

Team News

Hearts will be without Demetri Mitchell, Ben Garuccio and the experienced Steven Naismith – all missing through injury. Inverness, on the other hand, are without Anthony McDonald, on loan from Hearts, and the suspended Coll Donaldson.

Aberdeen’s Tommie Hoban, Frank Ross, Gary Mackay-Steven and Shay Logan are all set to miss Sunday’s clash, whilst Celtic will be without Eboue Kouassi, Daniel Arzani, Dedryck Boyata, Craig Gordon and Leigh Griffiths.

Roads to Hampden

Heart of Midlothian

Hearts’ journey got started with a clash against fellow Premiership side Livingston in the fourth round. Sean Clare’s second half winner was the difference between the two teams and set up a fifth round game against Auchinleck Talbot at Tynecastle.

That fixture ended with Hearts running out 4-0 victors, before a quarter-final meeting with Partick Thistle which truly tested the Jambo’s resolve.

After drawing 1-1 at Firhill, Craig Levein’s side came from a goal down to win 2-1 in the replay in Edinburgh.  A goal from Uche Ikpeazu and a Sean Clare penalty ensured a trip to the national stadium for Saturday’s game.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

John Robertson’s team entered the competition in the third round where they were held away from home by a late Liam Henderson goal for Edinburgh City which forced a replay. The Caley Jags emerged from that match as convincing 6-1 victors, setting up a fourth round tie against East Kilbride. They won that clash comfortably, going 3-0 up inside half an hour and winning the tie 4-0.

A Highland Derby was up next for Inverness, and they were seconds away from victory before Josh Mullin scored in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Ross County and force a replay. The Northerners had to fight back from a goal down twice in that encounter, before winning the game in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Dundee United stood between the Caley Jags and a return to Hampden Park, but again Inverness showed their character with a 90th minute winner to secure a spot in the last four this weekend.


Aberdeen had to record a first ever victory over Stenhousemuir in the fourth round, but it took a replay after the Dons were held 1-1 on their own turf. Derek McInnes’ side turned in a stronger performance in the return fixture at Ochilview though, winning 4-1.

They then faced Queen of the South in the fifth round, recording the same scoreline, despite Stephen Dobbie’s goal of the tournament contender levelling proceedings. The Reds had to dig deep to overcome their Championship opposition and reach the last eight, where Rangers lay in wait.

The tie against Steven Gerrard’s side at Pittodrie ended 1-1, but the Dons’ 2-0 victory in the replay at Ibrox secured their passage to the semi-finals for a third consecutive season.


Holders Celtic faced Airieonians at Celtic Park in the fourth round. A 3-0 victory set the Hoops up against St Johnstone next, and a 5-0 win for the Glaswegian side blew their Premiership opposition away.

New Celtic manager Neil Lennon faced a trip to his former club Hibernian in the sixth round for an intriguing encounter. Celtic emerged 2-0 victors in Edinburgh, leading them to another showpiece fixture at Hampden.

The Hoops have made it to the last four without conceding a single goal, meaning the last time they shipped a goal in the Scottish Cup was back in February 2018 against Partick Thistle in the Sixth Round.

Where to watch the games?

Heart of Midlothian v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

BBC One Scotland and Premier Sports will be showing the game live.

BBC One Scotland will have a highlights programme on Saturday evening.

Aberdeen v Celtic

The game will be shown live exclusively on Premier Sports.

BBC One Scotland will have a highlights programme on Sunday evening.

Visit livesoccertv.com to find out what channels both games will be shown across the world.

Match officials

Hearts v Inverness CT

Referee: Don Robertson

Assistants: Graeme Stewart, Paul O'Neill (replacement for Sean Carr)

Additional Assistants: Andrew Dallas, Greg Aitken

Fourth Official: John Beaton

Aberdeen v Celtic

Referee: Craig Thomson

Assistants: Douglas Ross, David Roome

Additional Assistants: Steven McLean, Euan Anderson

Fourth Official: Nick Walsh

Matchday programmes

Buy your souvenir match programmes at Hampden, featuring exclusive interviews and features. Priced at just £4.