Rangers vs Aberdeen Youth Cup Final: Free live stream, TV channel and kick-off time

The Scottish Youth Cup Final will be held at Hampden

The showpiece event in Scottish academy football is almost upon us as Rangers take on Aberdeen in the Youth Cup final.

And if it can come close to matching last season's bonkers final, then fans are in for a treat. Gers kids missed out on Hampden glory an incredible ELEVEN goal thriller as Celtic edged out 6-5 winners in one of the most whacky spectacles you'll ever see. But after booking a return ticket via another penalty shoot-out win over Dundee United, Steven Smith's youngsters will be desperate to get their hands on the trophy this year.

As for Aberdeen, the Dons thrashed Ayr United 7-2 in an emphatic semi-final victory as they look to win the competition for the first time since 2001. It promises to be another epic occasion at the national stadium and here, Football Scotland tells you everything you need to know.

When is the Scottish Youth Cup Final?

Rangers play Aberdeen in the Scottish Youth Cup Final at Hampden TODAY, Wednesday May 1. Kick-off is at 7:05pm.

Is the Scottish Youth Cup Final on TV and can I watch a live stream?

Yes, it is. The Scottish Youth Cup Final will be shown live on BBC Scotland. TV licence payers can also stream the game for free via BBC iPlayer.

Who is the referee and will there be VAR?

Euan Birch will be the man in the middle at Hampden and he'll be assisted by Jamie Andrews and Robin Taylor. Rhys Struthers has been appointed as the fourth official. VAR will not be in use for the fixture.

Team news

Rangers XI: Munn, Hutton, Scott, Grant, Wyllie, Campbell, Nsio, Robertson, Gentles, Curtis, Stevens.

Subs: Halliwell, Kerr, Adamson, McClure, Burnside, Willox, Eadie.

Aberdeen XI: Vitols, Hamilton, Carrol, Watson, Wilson, Stewart, Bavidge, Boyd, Marshall, Akindileni, Mackie.

Subs: Simpson, Ross, Clark, Masson, Teasdale, Stephen, Kondolo.