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Round 7
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
16
45
39
X
0 - 0
1.05
2.22
39
35
26
1
1 - 0
1.63
2.56
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
91.06
8.94
Under
1.05
1.82
77.54
22.46
Under
1.63
1.55
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
70
30
No
1 - 0
1.63
2.39
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
54%
Away
+1
2 - 1
4.48
1.07
60%
Home
+1
0 - 0
1.05
1.2
61%
Away
0
1 - 0
1.63
1.21
Round 1
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
24
27
49
2
0 - 1
2.42
2.04
light snow
Postponed
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
56.52
43.48
Under
2.42
1.13
Postponed
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
53
47
No
0 - 1
2.42
2.05
Postponed
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
51%
Home
+1
0 - 1
2.42
1.01
Postponed
Round 2
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
45
25
30
1
2 - 1
2.66
2.22
light rain
2 - 1
22
19
59
2
1 - 2
3.82
1.69
light rain
1 - 2
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
50.5
49.5
Under
2.66
1.01
2 - 1
26.71
73.29
Over
3.82
1.46
1 - 2
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
47
53
Yes
2 - 1
2.66
2.06
2 - 1
31
69
Yes
1 - 2
3.82
2.37
1 - 2
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
55%
Away
0
2 - 1
2.66
1.1
2 - 1
59%
Away
-1
1 - 2
3.82
1.18
1 - 2

The Scottish Challenge Cup 

The Scottish Professional Football League Challenge Cup, also known as the Scottish League Challenge Cup or the Scottish Challenge Cup, is an association football knock-out cup competition administered by the Scottish Professional Football League. It is currently known as the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup for sponsorship purposes (SPFL).

 

It was created by the SPFL's precursor, the Scottish Football League (SFL), which was initially contested by the 28 to 30 SFL/SPFL teams in the Scottish football league system below the top table. In 2011–12, teams below the SPFL standard were included, and guest teams from outside Scotland were added in 2016–17. There are 58 teams in the 2019–20 edition: 30 from the SPFL, twelve from the Scottish Premiership clubs' Under-21 teams, four from the Highland League and Lowland League, and two guest teams from the NIFL Premiership, Cymru Premier League, English National League, and League of Ireland Premier Division. 

Scotland Challenge Cup

Formating: 

The Challenge Cup is a round-robin competition. Clubs are grouped at random in a regionalised configuration, with the first club drawn identified as the home team. Each match's winner advances to the next round, while the loser is knocked out of the tournament. Any contest, including the championship, is a one-legged tie lasting 90 minutes plus some extra stoppage time. If there is no definite winner after 90 minutes of regular time, extra time is played for 30 minutes. If the score is still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.

 

The number of players has fluctuated according to the number of Scottish Football League teams. The first tournament included 28 clubs from the First and Second Divisions, which were reduced to 26 in 1994 after the league was extended and restructured into three divisions, bringing the total number of clubs qualified to 30. The two highest-ranked Highland Football League clubs with a Scottish Football Association license were invited to participate in the 2010–11 competition, bringing the total number of participants to 32.

From 2018–19, the format was extended even further, allowing the two highest-ranked teams from England's National League to compete in the second round. Sutton United and Boreham Wood became the first English teams to participate. In a rule reform adopted by the SPFL ahead of the 2018–19 season, the age limit for colts teams was lifted from under-20 to under-21. Connah's Quay Nomads were the first non-Scottish team to compete in the final in the 2018–19 season.

 

Venue:

The tournament's final match is held at a neutral location, typically one that is adjacent to or equidistant from the locations of the competing clubs. The final has been held in ten different venues as of 2019. Fir Park in Motherwell hosted the first final in 1990, and it has hosted four more finals since then, the most recent in 2017. Between 1994 and 2018, McDiarmid Park in Perth was the most regular host, hosting the event ten times.

Teams and their home turfs

Season

Winner

Score

Runner-up

Venue

Attendance

1990–91

Dundee

3–2

Ayr United

Fir Park

11,506

1991–92

Hamilton Academical

1–0

Ayr United

Fir Park

9,663

1992–93

Hamilton Academical

3–2

Morton

Love Street

7,391

1993–94

Falkirk

3–0

St Mirren

Fir Park

13,763

1994–95

Airdrieonians

3–2

Dundee

McDiarmid Park

8,844

1995–96

Stenhousemuir

0–0

Dundee United

McDiarmid Park

7,856

1996–97

Stranraer

1–0

St Johnstone

Broadwood Stadium

5,222

1997–98

Falkirk

1–0

Queen of the South

Fir Park

9,735

1998–99

Competition suspended due to lack of sponsorship

1999–2000

Alloa Athletic

4–4

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Excelsior Stadium

4,043

2000–01

Airdrieonians

2–2

Livingston

Broadwood Stadium

5,623

2001–02

Airdrieonians

2–1

Alloa Athletic

Broadwood Stadium

4,548

2002–03

Queen of the South

2–0

Brechin City

Broadwood Stadium

6,428

2003–04

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

2–0

Airdrie United

McDiarmid Park

5,428

2004–05

Falkirk

2–1

Ross County

McDiarmid Park

7,471

2005–06

St Mirren

2–1

Hamilton Academical

Excelsior Stadium

9,613

2006–07

Ross County

1–1

Clyde

McDiarmid Park

4,062

2007–08

St Johnstone

3–2

Dunfermline Athletic

Dens Park

6,446

2008–09

Airdrie United

2–2

Ross County

McDiarmid Park

4,091

2009–10

Dundee

3–2

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

McDiarmid Park

8,031

2010–11

Ross County

2–0

Queen of the South

McDiarmid Park

5,124

2011–12

Falkirk

1–0

Hamilton Academical

Almondvale Stadium

5,21

2012–13

Queen of the South

1–1

Partick Thistle

Almondvale Stadium

9,452

2013–14

Raith Rovers

1–0

Rangers

Easter Road

19,983

2014–15

Livingston

4–0

Alloa Athletic

McDiarmid Park

2,869

2015–16

Rangers

4–0

Peterhead

Hampden Park

48,133

2016–17

Dundee United

2–1

St Mirren

Fir Park

8,089

2017–18

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

1–0

Dumbarton

McDiarmid Park

4,602

2018–19

Ross County

3–1

Connah's Quay Nomads

Caledonian Stadium

3,057

2019–20

         

2020–21

Tournament canceled

 

Winning coaches

Season

Manager

Nationality

Club

1990–91

Gordon Wallace

Scotland

Dundee

1991–92

Billy McLaren

Scotland

Hamilton Academical

1992–93

Iain Munro

Scotland

Hamilton Academical

1993–94

Jim Jefferies

Scotland

Falkirk

1994–95

Alex MacDonald

Scotland

Airdrieonians

1995–96

Terry Christie

Scotland

Stenhousemuir

1996–97

Campbell Money

Scotland

Stranraer

1997–98

Alex Totten

Scotland

Falkirk

1999–2000

Terry Christie 

Scotland

Alloa Athletic

2000–01

Steve Archibald

Scotland

Airdrieonians

2001–02

Ian McCall

Scotland

Airdrieonians

2002–03

John Connolly

Scotland

Queen of the South

2003–04

John Robertson

Scotland

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

2004–05

John Hughes

Scotland

Falkirk

2005–06

Gus MacPherson

Scotland

St Mirren

2006–07

Scott Leitch

Scotland

Ross County

2007–08

Sandy Stewart

Scotland

St Johnstone

2008–09

Kenny Black

Scotland

Airdrie United

2009–10

Jocky Scott

Scotland

Dundee

2010–11

Jimmy Calderwood

Scotland

Ross County

2011–12

Steven Pressley

Scotland

Falkirk

2012–13

Allan Johnston

Scotland

Queen of the South

2013–14

Grant Murray

Scotland

Raith Rovers

2014–15

Mark Burchill

Scotland

Livingston

2015–16

Mark Warburton

England

Rangers

2016–17

Ray McKinnon

Scotland

Dundee United

2017–18

John Robertson 

Scotland

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

2018–19

Steven Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell

Scotland

Ross County

Steven Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell
The reigning duo coaches

Sources: 

BBC Sports

Sport.stv.tv

Scottish Football League

scottishfootballeague.com 

dailyrecord.co.uk

spfltrust.org