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Scottish Cup Preview - Sunday's Fifth Round Ties


After a busy Saturday of Scottish Cup action, there are two more fifth-round ties today, with Arbroath taking on Hibs and Celtic facing Raith Rovers.

The early kick-off sees Hibs facing a tricky trip to Scottish Championship leaders Arbroath.

Part-time Arbroath have been in scintillating form this season on the back of losing just three league matches so far this term.

They’re also the top scorers in the Championship, and this has cup upset written all over it especially considering the form Hibs are in currently.

The Edinburgh side are without a league win in six matches, and they’ve also been struggling for goals – Arbroath at 13/5 with Betfair looks an excellent price.

Sunday’s other tie also sees a Premier League v Championship clash as Celtic take on Raith Rovers, but this should be a straightforward victory for the Hoops.

Celtic are in red-hot form currently, that’s seen them blast their way to the top of the Scottish Premier League while Raith are without a league win since before Christmas.

These sides met in the League Cup earlier this season with Celtic running out 3-0 winners, and there’s every chance a repeat of that scoreline could be on the cards here – a 3-0 win for Celtic is 9/2 with Betfair.