Scottish Communities League Cup semi-finals
Inverness CT, Hearts, St Mirren and Celtic are all involved in the semi-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup this weekend, with a Hampden final on Sunday March 17 up for grabs:
Inverness CT v Hearts - Saturday, 3pm
Referee: Euan Norris
William Hill match odds: ICT 8/5, Hearts 13/8, Draw 11/5
Road to the semis: Inverness CT have knocked out Arbroath (2-0), Stenhousemuir (on penalties) and Rangers (3-0), with all three victories coming away from home. Hearts beat Livingston 3-1 at Tynecastle then defeated Dundee United on spot-kicks after a 1-1 draw at Tannadice.
League Cup pedigree: Caley Thistle are bidding to reach the League Cup final for the first time. Hearts were last finalists in 1996/97, when they lost 4-3 to Rangers. They have lifted the trophy four times but not since 1962/63.
Meetings this season: Both SPL encounters have ended in draws. It was 2-2 at Tynecastle on August 18 and 1-1 at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on November 10.
St Mirren v Celtic - Sunday, 2.30pm
Referee: Willie Collum
TV: Live on BBC Scotland
William Hill match odds: St Mirren 7/1, Celtic 7/20, Draw 18/5
Road to the semis: St Mirren thrashed Ayr 5-1 and edged out Hamilton 1-0 before beating Aberdeen on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Pittodrie in the quarter-finals. Celtic have seen off St Johnstone 5-0 and Raith Rovers 4-1 to reach this stage.
League Cup pedigree: Celtic have won the competition 14 times, most recently in 2008/09. St Mirren have never won the League Cup, losing in their final appearances in 1955/56 and 2009/10.
Meetings this season: Celtic ran out 5-0 winners in Paisley on October 20 and won 2-0 at Parkhead on December 15.
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