In a round of Scottish Premiership action on Wednesday, Celtic walked away with 2-1 win over Hamilton after Scott Brown scored a last-minute winner whilst Rangers drew 2-2 with Aberdeen despite being 0-2 up at halftime.

All eyes were on the two games, with fans watching for a glimpse of an indication of what could be expected during the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden.

Until Wednesday, both teams sat level on points with Celtic narrowly in front with one point on goal difference.

Now, Celtic sit top of the table with 40 points and Rangers behind on 38.

So, what effect could Wednesday’s Premiership games results have on the Cup Final?

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Celtic faced Hamilton at home on Wednesday night and was a fixture fans expected them to win.

Neil Lennon’s side went 1-0 up in the first half after Ryan Christie scored the opener, but the Scottish Champions looked like the could’ve been in trouble after Marios Ogkmpoe scored an equaliser with only minutes left to play.

But the Hoops sealed a dramatic win when Brown scored in the last few moments of stoppage time.

Celtic’s ability to pull one out of the bag in the final minutes of a game, again, will no doubt boost their confidence ahead of the Cup Final.

However, Celtic were badly missing their main man, Odsonne Édouard, leading the line.

The Hoops have plenty of goalscorers in their squad, and plenty of wingers that can play in from the side and score goals, but what they need is a powerful striker upfront with eyes set on goal.

With Édouard missing, Celtic lack a leader in front of goal.

Leigh Griffiths did make an impact when he came on in the second half of the game, but there’s still doubt over his fitness and his ability to last for a full game.

Wednesday’s result will show that fans will expect Lennon to play Édouard if he is anything more than 70% fit.

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Going up against Aberdeen at Pittodrie is always a tough encounter for the Light Blues, and even though they still managed a draw, Rangers will still be disappointed not to have picked up the three points.

Steven Gerrard's men managed to net two goals in the first half, but Derek McInnes’ side made a great comeback and finished the game 2-2.

This could go one of two ways for Rangers – it could either fire them up, get them angry and more determined to win against Celtic in the Cup Final, or, it could leave them deflated.

It would be surprising if Gerrard let his side get down before a game where there is so much to play for.

Gerrard will be rooting for a win for his side to pick up his first trophy as Rangers manager and end Celtic’s run of form and hopes of getting 10 in-a-row.

Borna Barisic was a surprise absentee when Rangers faced Aberdeen as Jon Flanagan made the starting line up for the first time since Rangers lost to Celtic back in September.

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It was the defender’s first match in three months and since joining the Ibrox side last summer he hasn’t made too much of an impact on the pitch.

His performance on Wednesday night left supporters unhappy, claiming he couldn’t match the high standard expected of Rangers at this point of the season.

This could be because he hasn’t had much game time, or it could be because of a lack of match fitness, but either way, Gerrard needs a strong defence for Sunday’s game.

Wednesday’s result will show that fans will expect Gerrard to play Barisic if he is able to.