Scottish Cup semi final - Aberdeen v Celtic: Date, kick-off, TV coverage and odds

Aberdeen and Celtic meet once again as they go in search of a place in the William Hill Scottish Cup final.

Celtic's Scott Brown will come up against Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

The teams, since 2016, have met three times at the final stage with the league leaders coming out victors on each occasion.

As a possible boost to the Dons, the last time they met Celtic outwith a final in a cup competition they won 2-1 at Celtic Park on their way to the 2014 Scottish Cup semi final.

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Aberdeen have reached this stage having seen off third-tier Stenhousemuir after replay, Queen of the South then Rangers, again after a replay.

Celtic, meanwhile, have defeated Aidrieonians, St Johnstone and Hibernian without conceding a goal.

Here’s what fans need to know about the Hampden clash:

When is the game?

Sunday, 14 April.

What time is kick-off?

The second semi-final clash is at 2pm at the national stadium.

Is the game live on TV?

Yes. Those unable to get their hands on a ticket or can’t make the fixture can see it live but will require a subscription...

What channel is it on?

In November last year the Scottish FA agreed a new £20million six-year deal with BBC Scotland and Premier Sports to broadcast the competition.

However, unlike Hearts v Inverness CT, this semi final is only available on Premier Sports 1 - a pay subscription channel.

What time does coverage start?

Fans will get 30 minutes of build up with the programme starting at 1.30pm.


Celtic are 4/9 favourites to win the trophy with Aberdeen out at 5/1, according to cup sponsors William Hill.

For the match itself: Aberdeen 5/1 Draw 13/5 Celtic 8/15.