Rangers v Celtic: What channel is Scottish Cup tie on, kick-off time and dates after Prince Philip funeral switch

Rangers and Celtic face off at Ibrox in the fourth round of the 2020/21 Scottish Cup.

Celtic and Rangers meet each other in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
Celtic and Rangers meet each other in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

It will be the fourth time during this campaign that the Old Firm rivals have met, with Rangers having won two matches and the other being a draw.

With supporters still locked out of stadia in Scotland due to the coronavirus pandemic, here’s all the information you need to know to watch the tie of the round …

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When is the match? Sunday, April 18, with a 3pm kick-off.

What TV channel is it on? Premier Sports have selected the tie for live coverage and it will be on Premier 1.

How can I subscribe? Premier Sports do a monthly subscription service for £10.99 per month – all the details are here.

Why is it on the Sunday? The match had originally been slated for Saturday, April 17 at 4pm, but because Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral begins at 3pm, the decision was taken to avoid a clash out of respect to him.

If the match is a draw, will there be a replay? No. The tie has to be settled on the day. In the event of a draw, 30 minutes of extra time will be played and if the scores are still level, kicks from the penalty mark will follow to determine the winner.

Who does the winner play? The quarter-final draw has already been made and the victor will host either St Johnstone or Clyde over the weekend of April 24.

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