It's anyone's game in the last four of the Scottish Cup and Saturday's semi-finalists both feel they have every chance of going all the way.

Dundee United take on Hibs at the national stadium and know they sit just a tantalising two wins away from getting their hands on the famous trophy.

With St Mirren taking on St Johnstone in the other semi, it will be no easy task. But it's winnable, and that's exactly what Micky Mellon and Jack Ross will be drilling into their troops.

For the Terrors, a cup final would crown a season that has seen them re-establish themselves in the top flight.

Ninth place isn't exactly what they dreamed of when they won the Championship but they've been a steady unit while they pack a fair punch in the likes of Lawrence Shankland and Nicky Clark.

Meanwhile Hibs have met their pre-season expectations and then some.

Third place is an excellent return from Jack Ross' men, but a cup win would turn it from a memorable season into one for the history books.

Ross will be without suspended midfield anchor Alex Gogic for this one but otherwise he has a full complement to choose from as they look to edge past United and earn a place in the final.

It promises to be a belter of a game, so stick with us for all the updates as they come!

Early team news

Hibs' only fresh absence for this one is suspended midfield anchor Alex Gogic, who promises to be a big miss in the engine room.

Dundee United continue without first choice keeper Benjamin Siegrist and deputy Deniz Mehmet will have to step in once more.

Declan Glass is a long-term absentee while Dillon Powers is doubtful with a head knock.

Attack, attack, attack

Christian Doidge reckons today's semi-final is going to be settled by the attackers.

Doidge has struck up a fearsome understanding with Kevin Nisbet and Martin Boyle this season, but he's wary of the threat posed by United too in Marc McNulty, Nicky Clark and Lawrence Shankland.

Doidge said:

It’s definitely going to be a game that’s about how the attackers do.

With their front three, it’s going to be down to our lads at the back to try to stop them.

That’s going to be a very difficult task but if we can keep it as tight as we can, us lads at the front can hopefully do the job.

Hello and welcome!

It's Scottish Cup semi-final weekend and it's nearly time to get started!

The first of the semis get underway at Hampden this afternoon and it's a big one as Dundee United take on Hibs.

Both teams know a win puts them in with a very real chance of lifting the trophy, with one of St Mirren or St Johnstone lying in wait for the final later this month.

But they have to get there first - so who will it be?

Stay tuned for all the team news, build-up, and every kick as we have it.