The 2019 edition of Scotland’s most prestigious football knockout competition, the Scottish Cup, is coming to a close. The final of the 134th Scottish Cup will be contested by Heart of Midlothian and Celtic. The match will be played on 25 May 2019 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. The defending champions are Celtic who won the 2018 Scottish Cup Final on 19 May 2018. Celtic are aiming to complete a third successive domestic treble (“treble treble”), a feat which has not previously been achieved in Scottish football.
Fixture: Heart of Midlothian v Celtic – 25 May 2019 at 15:00 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
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Craig Levein’s Hearts will attempt to become the first team in 27 matches to inflict a domestic cup loss on Celtic, who are in pursuit of a treble treble, on 25 May.
Midlothian to beat Celtic is 15/2 and Celtic to win the match is 4/11. The draw is priced at 15/4.
Celtic are the bookies 2/11 favourites to lift the trophy and win a third title on the bounce and their 39th FA Cup title, with Hearts who were winner last in 2012 are priced at 7/2 to get their 9th title.
The fixture is in fact a repeat of the finals in 1901, 1907 and 1956. Of these three previous meetings in the final, Heart of Midlothian had won two, and Celtic one.
When the clubs met in the finals of 1901 it was a 4–3 win for Hearts, 1907 it ended 3–0 for Celtic and 1956 it was a 3–1 win for Hearts.
A repeat 4-3 win for hearts would be 300/1, 3-0 for Celtic is 8/1 and a 3-1 win for Hearts is 50/1.
At the time of writing, the last time they played each other was in the Scottish Premiership, Celtic won the match 2-1. A 2-1 win for Celtic is 13/2. The teams are set to play each other again on the 19th may, just 6 days before the Scotish FA Cup final.
These odds were found at bet365 and were correct at the time of writing (16th May 2019). bet365 are our favourite bookmaker for betting on the Scottish FA Cup Final.
What is the Scottish Cup Final?
The Scottish Cup final is the last match in the 3rd oldest existing football competition in the world. It is a knockout cup competition in Scottish Football. The competition commenced in the 1873–74 season just two years after the first FA Cup. The winners are awarded the world’s oldest trophy, minted in 1885. Entry is open to all 89 clubs with full membership of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), along with up to eight other clubs who are associate members.
It is a qualifier for the UEFA Europa League.
Clubs that win the Scottish Cup can complete a domestic “double” by becoming Scottish league champions in the same season. Only three clubs have won both competitions in the same season. Rangers have completed the double on 18 occasions, followed by Celtic on 16. Aberdeen achieved the feat once in 1984.
Celtic are currently the Scottish Premiership leaders need one more league wins to secure an eighth straight top-flight title.
The rules of the match are:
- 90 minutes
- 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
- Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
- Seven named substitutes
- Maximum of three substitutions in normal time (a fourth substitute is permitted in extra time)
A draw in the final used to result in the match being replayed at a later date. Since the 1981 final, however, the result has always been decided on the day, with a penalty shootout if required after extra time.
Which Team’s Made the 2019 Final?
Celtic and Hearts both made the final.
Celtic continued their bid for a treble treble by sweeping aside nine-man Aberdeen in the semi-final. Going into the 2019 final, it will be Celtic’s third consecutive appearance in the final, having won the competition in 2017 and 2018. They have won the Scottish Cup 38 times from 57 appearances in the final.
Hearts secured their 15th Scottish Cup final appearance with three second-half goals against Scottish Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Heart of Midlothian’s most recent victory and appearance in the final was in 2012. They have won the Scottish Cup 8 times from 14 appearances in the final.
When is the 2019 Scottish Cup Final?
The final between Hearts and Celtic will take place on the 25 May 2019 at 15:00.
Where is the 2019 Scottish Cup Final?
The final will take place at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
The stadium holds 51,866 and serves as the national stadium of football in Scotland. It is regualry the venue for the latter stages of the Scottish Cup.
Watching the Scottish Cup Final
BBC Scotland and Premier Sports gained the rights to host the final in what will be the first year of a six year deal in the United Kingdom in hosting Scottish Cup matches from the fourth round onward.
The final can also be watched via bet365’s live stream on your mobile, tablet or desktop. In order to watch the Scottish FA Cup final with bet365 you must have a funded Sports account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours in order to view bet365 streams. For other FAQs please see bet365’s site.
Who won last year’s Scottish Cup Final?
Celtic, also in this final were the winners of the 2018 Scottish Cup.
Where Can I Bet on the Final?
All the big bookies will have markets available on their online sites as well as their betting apps for the final. It’s going to be a well watched match by football fans in general, especially by those who follow Scottish football closely. However, it’s shown on Premier sports, so only those who have a subscription will be able to watch.
With that in mind, if you fancy having a bet on this match we recommend bet365. That was if you fancy an in-play bet you can use their ‘match live’ feature to follow the action and place your bets with detailed info about whats going on in the match as well as a great stats facility.
bet365 have a great new account offer for anyone who doesn’t already have an account with them. They also have a plethora of great betting offers that everyone can make use of as well as a superb range of great betting features that make betting on Scottish FA cup and football in general superb.
Are their any Betting Offers for the Scottish Cup Final?
As well as the usual new customer free bet offers the bookies have a range of promotions that run as standard for football. However when they release offers specific for this fixture we will list them below.