THE PARS’ early exit from the Scottish Cup leaves them without a game this weekend as the competition reaches the last 16 stage.

Half of the games are televised and the Saturday teatime game (Premier Sports, 5.15pm) features two of the top four sides in the country when Kilmarnock host Rangers at Rugby Park. Despite the fact there are only three points separating the teams in the Premiership table, the Gers are 4/6 (Bet365) to triumph at the first attempt. Killie are 17/4 (Betvictor) and a draw 3/1.

On Sunday, Celtic face St Johnstone for the third time in 11 days (Premier Sports, 1.30pm) and are 1/4 to follow up their brace of 2-0 victories with another success at Parkhead. Saints are 12/1 (Betvictor) and a draw 5/1.

The afternoon fixture (BBC Scotland, 3.30pm) involves Aberdeen hosting Queen of the South, who dumped out Premiership strugglers Dundee in the previous round. The Dons are fancied to sweep their Championship opponents aside at best odds of 4/11 (Hills). A Doonhamers upset is 19/2 (Betvictor) and a draw 4/1.

Monday evening’s encounter (BBC2 Scotland, 7.15pm) is an all-Championship clash between Ross County and Inverness CT. The Staggies are 4/5, a draw 13/5 and Caley 18/5 (Betvictor).

The Champions League Round of 16 starts next week, with the first batch of four matches. BT Sport 2 will screen the matches involving the English clubs and BT Sport 3 the other games, all 8pm kick-offs.

Manchester United come up against Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday and are 8/5 to record a victory. PSG are 17/10 (Betfair Sportsbook) and it is 27/10 (Betvictor) the clash finishes all square.

The She-Wolf meet the Dragons in the night’s other game; Roma are 15/13 (Unibet), a draw 5/2 and Porto 13/5.

On Wednesday, Tottenham do battle with Borussia Dortmund at White Hart Lane, the prices being Spurs 13/10 a draw 27/10 (Betfair Sportsbook) and Dortmund 28/13 (Unibet are absurdly fond of using 13 as a denominator to be best price).

Ajax versus Real Madrid is the fourth game; Ajax are 13/5, a draw 31/10 and Real 19/20.

The second round of Six Nations matches takes place this weekend and Scotland will be hoping to increase Ireland’s woes when the two meet at Murrayfield on Saturday (BBC 1, 2.15pm). However, it is the Irish that are favoured at 4/9, the Scots are 12/5 (Betway) and a draw 28/1. Scotland are +7 on the handicap at even money, while Ireland are -6 at 10/11.

Wales are expected to make it two wins out of two when they travel to Italy (ITV, Saturday 4.45pm). The Welsh are handicapped at -21 (Bet365) and Italy +23 (Paddy Power), both at even money.

England meet France at Twickenham on Sunday (ITV, 3pm) and the match prices are England 1/5 (Skybet), France 11/2 and a draw 40/1. England -12 or France +13 are the handicap alternatives.