Celtic have an incredible quadruple Treble at stake in tomorrow afternoon's showpiece final.

But Hearts are desperate to be the party poopers at Hampden Park. And with the Hoops in questionable form this season, perhaps the Jambos have not had a better opportunity to win silverware.

However, Celtic always seem to lift their game when there's trophies involved - and there is history on the line, too.

Celts have lifted the last 11 trophies and seek to make it 12.

Here our Herald and Times Sports writers predict the Scottish Cup final 2019/20.

Chris Jack

You won’t get rich with the sponsors William Hill by backing Celtic to win on Sunday. Indeed, at 1/8, they aren’t worth betting at all, but that tells you all you need to know about how this final will go.

This could be a turning point in the campaign for Celtic and it is hard to see how their Championship rivals can upset the odds, especially given their own patchy record in recent times that has seen them lose to Dunfermline and Alloa.

Boss Robbie Neilson does have some experienced heads – the likes of Craig Gordon, Andy Halliday and Steven Naismith – in his ranks but there just isn’t enough quality to overcome Celtic.

The line-up from Lennon will be interesting and time will tell how he decides to go in terms of personnel and tactics. Whatever he chooses, Celtic should be too strong on Sunday and the silverware will be returning to Parkhead once again.

Celtic 2-0 Hearts

Mark Hendry

Celtic have understandably come in for serious criticism this season, of all seasons, with some really dodgy performances.

Their results have not been good, they are out of the Betfred Cup and there has been plenty of nasty off-field issues and scenes among the support unbecoming of serial winners. But that's just what Celtic are, winners. Neil Lennon's men always seem to come to the fore just when it matters in big matches like this afternoon's.

They love making history and will do so again. That being said, Hearts will be no pushovers. They will know this is their best opportunity to win silverware, to beat Celtic and to make some history of their own. They have Premiership talent in their ranks, all through the squad, and will make it difficult for their opponents.

If Celtic score early it could be a tough day for Hearts. If the Jambos score first, it will take an almighty performance from the holders to turn it around.

I just think it will be one of those days where Celtic finally click into gear.

Celtic 3-0 Hearts

Matthew Lindsay

The best Celtic performance of the season came against Aberdeen in the rescheduled William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final last month – and I expect them to reproduce it on their return to Hampden on Sunday. 

Yes, their defence has been in disarray, yes, several senior players have failed to play at the level they are capable of and, yes, they have lacked a vital cutting edge in attack. 

But they still have too much experience and quality for Hearts to prevent them from completing the quadruple treble. 

I fully expect Scott Brown to return to Neil Lennon’s starting line-up and silence his critics by dominating the midfield and leading the Parkhead club to another clean sweep of domestic silverware. 

If Lennon retains David Turnbull in the playmaker role and fields Ryan Christie wide on the right I can’t see the defending champions having many problems creating and converting chances. 

Celtic 3-1 Hearts

James Cairney

As much as Celtic are vulnerable at the moment, Neil Lennon’s side have to be considered the heavy favourites and should win fairly comfortably. Two wins from their last two outings should restore some much-needed confidence in the players and if Celtic play as well as they can, there really shouldn’t be much of a contest at Hampden.

Hearts have reason to be optimistic - they’re in good form and when the same teams met in the previous final, the game was anything but straightforward for Celtic - but the fact remains that Robbie Neilson’s men will need to be at their very best to come out on top - and hope for a slice of good fortune, too.

It sounds cliché but if they can ensure they keep it tight early on and withstand the inevitable early barrage, Hearts will have a platform to build on. At that point, who knows what can happen?

Having said that, I fear if they fall behind they’re unlikely to draw level, and can see Celtic picking them off on the counter to seal the quadruple treble. I reckon Hearts will be competitive but can’t envisage the trophy ending up anywhere else than Parkhead come the close of play.

Celtic 2-0 Hearts

Joshua Barrie

The cup final feels to be somewhat of a watershed mark in the season. A win for Celtic would reaffirm the victorious juggernaut they have been this decade whereas a loss could mark the beginning of the end of one of the most illustrious spells in their history. 

Hearts will know this is the best chance they may have at winning the Scottish Cup in a long time, and it would be a real message to the league win the cup in the same season they were relegated.

I think the game will hinge on whether Celtic get an early goal. If they don’t, the scar-tissue of their recent form could haunt them.

Celtic 2-1 Hearts (AET)

Graeme McGarry

Neil Lennon has been at pains to point out that this game is far from a foregone conclusion, and it should indeed be far from straightforward for Celtic as they chase that quadruple Treble. 

Hearts have plenty of Premiership level quality in their side, and Celtic are only just starting to climb out of that run of horrendous form which had many fans calling for Lennon's head. 

The Celtic manager has plenty to ponder too when it comes to his team selection, not least with the call that has to be made over captain Scott Brown, but I fancy that the champions will have enough experience in their ranks to edge out Robbie Neilson's men even if their skipper has to make do with a place on the bench. 

It may be edgy for long periods, but I just think that Celtic will prevail in the end.

Celtic 2-0 Hearts