Scottish Cup: BBC Scotland to show Hibernian v Falkirk semi-final

Hibernian's Lewis Allen and Falkirk's David McCracken
Falkirk and Hibs have played three times this season

BBC Scotland is to broadcast live television coverage of the Scottish Cup semi-final between Falkirk and Hibernian on Saturday 18 April.

The fixture from Hampden Park will be shown in Sportscene on BBC One Scotland and the BBC Sport website.

Falkirk, who are fifth, and Hibs, currently second, are also chasing promotion from the Championship.

The Bairns have won two of their three meetings this season, both by 1-0, with the other being a 3-3 draw.

However, Falkirk will have to overcome history in the 12.15 BST kick-off as they have yet to defeat Hibs in the Scottish Cup.

They have been drawn together in the competition on eight occasions, but Hibs have come out on top each time, although a replay was required in 1928.

Hibs' last victory over the Bairns came in the Scottish Cup, the Edinburgh side coming from three goals behind to win 4-3 after extra-time in the 2013 semi-final.

Falkirk reached the semi-final by defeating Championship rivals Queen of the South 1-0, while Hibs eased aside League Two side Berwick Rangers 4-0.

Celtic secured their place in the other semi-final on Wednesday after defeating Dundee United 4-0 in their quarter-final replay.

The Glasgow side will face Scottish Premiership rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden on 19 April.

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