The pick of Saturday’s Scottish Cup games is the early kick-off, a first v second clash as Premiership leaders Celtic welcome Aberdeen to Parkhead.
The hosts are firm favourites to win, with Coral offering 2/5 on such an outcome. Paddy Power is pricing Celtic to be in the lead at the end of both halves at 10/11 while the Dons are 7/1 with Bet365 to take this tie to a replay.
St Johnstone have the chance to put their league cup semi-final thrashing behind them when they visit Forfar. The top-flight team are 4/9 with Betfred to do the business and Bet365 is offering odds of 6/5 on the visitors scoring at least three times. A draw and a replay is available at 19/5 with Stan James.
Hibernian’s home tie with Raith gives the Premiership team a good chance of making progress to the last eight. They are 1/2 with Coral to get through without any problems.
League cup finalists Inverness will also fancy their chances of making further progress when they head to League One Stranraer. The visitors are 4/11 with Bet365 to win it. The draw is priced at 18/5 with BetVictor but this clash possibly offers up the best chance of an upset and Bet365 post 8/1 against a Stranraer success.
Elsewhere, League Two Albion host Stenhousemuir, who are in the league above them. A famous win for the hosts is 12/5 with Stan James but the Warriors will feel that they can get through at the first attempt (19/20 with betway).
Alloa take on Dumbarton at Recreation Park in a meeting between two Championship sides. A home win is available at 13/8 with Ladbrokes while the Sons are 13/10 with BetVictor to ease through to the next round. The odds of it going to a replay are 12/5 with Stan James.
Sunday’s game sees another all-Premiership clash when Dundee United host St Mirren. The hosts, who will be looking to put their poor league form to one side, are priced at 4/6 by Skybet to come out on top while a 2-0 scoreline is 7/1 with Bet365. St Mirren are 18/5 with BetVictor to take this one to a replay and 13/5 with Stan James to head home with a victory.