Scottish League Cup opening group fixtures confirmed

The Scottish League Cup trophy
Clubs will begin their Scottish League Cup journey in mid-July

The first-round group fixtures for the Scottish League Cup have been confirmed, with the opening game taking place on the evening of 15 July.

The Friday match, Arbroath v Dundee United, will be followed by 15 ties the following day, including Motherwell v Rangers.

There will be four further rounds of fixtures, with the eight group winners and four best runners-up progressing.

Scotland's European representatives enter in the second round.

And the tournament is a knock-out competition from round two onwards, with the final on 27 November.

At the group stage, a win is worth three points and a draw worth one but drawn matches will go straight to a penalty shoot-out, the winner of which will gain a bonus point.

Opening League Cup fixtures (times BST)

Friday, 15 July

Group C

Arbroath v Dundee United (19:45)

Saturday, 16 July (all 15:00)

Group A

East Fife v Dundee

Forfar Athletic v Dumbarton

Group B

Elgin City v St Johnstone

Stirling Albion v Falkirk

Group C

Cowdenbeath v Inverness CT

Group D

Cove Rangers v Raith Rovers

Montrose v Ross County

Group E

Airdrieonians v Partick Thistle

Queen's Park v Queen of the South

Group F

Annan Athletic v Stranraer

Motherwell v Rangers

Group G

Ayr United v Hamilton Academical

Livingston v St Mirren

Group H

Albion Rovers v Greenock Morton

Clyde v Kilmarnock

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