Motherwell 2 Aberdeen 0, Scott Mullen

Hard to believe, but this will be Motherwell's fourth trip to Hampden already this season, and I don't think it will be their last. Yes, they will be without suspended captain Carl McHugh, but it's the three absentees for Aberdeen that will be felt the most.

The Fir Park club battered Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals, scoring some great goals too. If Derek McInnes' men don't match up to Well's midfield physicality, there will only be one winner here.

Motherwell 2 Aberdeen 1, Neil Cameron

Motherwell have been great in the cups this season and I expect them to make it two finals in the same season since 1950/51.

How about that for a bit of knowledge.

Yes, Aberdeen are a better team, but with three key players suspended, I can’t see a huge difference between the two ahead of this game.

Motherwell are a canny team and I have a more than sneaky suspicion they could edge it – although penalties would not come as a surprise.

Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen, Chris Jack

THERE may be 24 points between these two in the Premiership standings but there will be little to separate them at Hampden. The loss of Shay Logan, Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean leave Dons boss Derek McInnes with some big calls to make and his side may not cope with Motherwell’s physical approach. The Steelmen won’t be fazed by the Hampden experience and should edge it to clinch another final appearance.

Motherwell 2 Aberdeen 1, Nick Rodger

This could be a tight old tussle which could even go the full distance of extra-time, penalties, rock, paper, scissors etc etc. With plenty of key players missing Aberdeen may appear vulnerable. Then again, at least it means Derek McInnes won’t can over-think things on the tactical front which sometimes appears to be his downfall on these big occasions. With the top six now off in the distance, the determination to keep the impetus going in the last few weeks of the season may just give Motherwell the edge. But what do they say about predictions? A fool’s errand …

Motherwell 2 Aberdeen 0, Graeme McGarry

In normal circumstances, Aberdeen may be expected to progress, but you can't underestimate the absence of Graeme Shinnie, Kenny McLean and Shay Logan for Derek McInnes's side.

Motherwell are also missing captain Carl McHugh, but I just fancy that the missing personnel for Aberdeen will be too much for then to cope with.

I expect Allan Campbell to shine, and Motherwell to win.

Motherwell 2 Aberdeen 1, Alison McConnell

Aberdeen may have a point to prove going into this game given their recent reputation of choking on the big occasion.

However, the loss of key players will be hugely significant for them. And while there is very little between the two teams I think Motherwell will fancy their chances in this one.

The Fir Park side are no strangers to Hampden of late having taken their place for the League Cup final after seeing Rangers off at the semi-final stage.

I have a feeling that it will be a rerun of that fixture in May in the Scottish Cup final. My money is on Motherwell and Celtic to progress this weekend.