Premier Sports have selected their ties for coverage of the Scottish Cup third round, with Celtic v Arbroath or Falkirk and Rangers v Cove Rangers the chosen matches.

The Scottish Cup will be played to a finish this season after it was announced earlier this week that it will return on March 23rd after a suspension in January due to Covid-19. Last season’s final between Celtic and Hearts was only played in December after the tournament was moved back after last season’s shutdown.

Celtic v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Cup Final

Celtic v Hearts took place in December. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

League One and Two clubs are returning to league action alongside the Scottish Cup, in which some Highland League teams will be allowed to prepare for the matches. Premier Sports have selected their games ahead of the third round on the weekend of April 3rd.

Celtic v Arbroath/Falkirk is chosen, the Red Litchies and Bairns to meet in round two in order to decide who plays the glamour tie at Parkhead. Meanwhile, Falkirk’s League One rivals Cove Rangers travel to Rangers in a great tie for Paul Hartley’s team.


Clubs left in the tournament will be looking to stop Celtic dominance in the competition, the Hoops having won four Scottish Cup trophies in succession. It’ll be a quick turnaround for the Scottish Cup this year, with the final set to be played on May 22nd.

Scottish Cup Second Round Fixtures

Arbroath v Falkirk
Buckie Thistle v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Brora Rangers v. Heart of Midlothian
Dumbarton v Huntly
Elgin City v Ayr United
Formartine United v Annan Athletic
Greenock Morton v Dunfermline Athletic
Keith v Clyde
Nairn County v Montrose
Partick Thistle v Cowdenbeath
Peterhead v Stenhousemuir
Stirling Albion v Raith Rovers

Scottish Cup Third Round Fixtures

Brora Rangers or Heart of Midlothian v Stranraer
Celtic v Arbroath or Falkirk
Dumbarton or Huntly v Aberdeen
Dundee United v Partick Thistle or Cowdenbeath
Dundee v St Johnstone
East Fife v Greenock Morton or Dunfermline Athletic
Elgin City or Ayr United v Keith or Clyde
Forfar Athletic v Edinburgh City
Formartine United or Annan Athletic v Motherwell
Fraserburgh v Nairn County or Montrose
Hamilton Academical v St Mirren
Livingston v Stirling Albion or Raith Rovers
Peterhead or Stenhousemuir v Kilmarnock
Queen of the South v Hibernian
Rangers v Cove Rangers
Ross County v Buckie Thistle or Inverness Caledonian Thistle

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