The Scottish Cup returns this weekend, with a host of sides looking to create cup upsets.

The biggest upset of them would be if non-league Auchinleck Talbot defeated Hearts at Tynecastle. Bizarrely enough the teams have met in the cup before. The Jambos only winning 1-0 back in 2012. Expect Hearts to have a more comfortable victory this time.

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Hearts’ Edinburgh rivals Hibernian will also be mindful of a shock when they face First Division side Raith Rovers at Easter Road. Rovers currently sit in second place in the first division, and will have nothing to lose in the encounter. The same can’t be said of managerless Hibs, whose season would all but end with a defeat.

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An intriguing looking tie sees Championship side Queen of the South pay a visit to Aberdeen on Sunday. Normally you would expect an Aberdeen win but don’t forget they were taken to a replay by Stenhousemuir in the last round.

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Perhaps the tie of the round is the replay of the 1987 Scottish Cup Final. Struggling St Mirren take on Dundee United at St Mirren Park. With the Saints in poor form and United challenging for the Championship it would not be a shock to see the Tannadice side win. They would finally gain some revenge for all those years ago.

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