ONE point in four matches has seen Dunfermline’s play-off aspirations go up in smoke and Saturday’s match at home to bitter rivals Falkirk has more riding on it for the league’s basement club, with four points separating the bottom-half teams.

The Pars are still strongly fancied at 20/23 (Boylesports) to dispatch the Bairns, a draw is 5/2 and Falkirk 7/2 (Bet365). This is not a game to be too dogmatic about although the Pars look opposable at these prices.

Prediction: Dunfermline 1 Falkirk 1.

There are two Scottish league matches being televised over the weekend. BBC Scotland continue their Championship coverage with Dundee United’s title challenge all but extinguished if they fail to beat Ayr United at Tannadice (Friday, 7.05pm). The Terrors are 21/20 (Hills/Betfred), a draw 12/5 and the Honest Men 11/4.

BBC Alba are taking in League 1 midtable side Airdrieonians' home game with bottom club Stenhousemuir (Saturday, 5.15pm). Quite why is not clear but the prices for the game are Airdrie 21/20 (Hills/Betfred), a draw 13/5 and Stenny 5/2 (Bet365).

In a veritable footballing feast, the Scottish Cup semi-finals take place at Hampden Park with both games to be screened live. Hearts meet Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday lunchtime (BBC1 Scotland, 12.15pm) and needless to say, the Jambos are hot favourites. Hearts are 1/2 (Betway) to clinch victory in 90 minutes, Caley are 7/1 (Bet365) and a draw 16/5.

Sunday’s contest features Aberdeen and Celtic (Premier Sports 1, 2pm). The Bhoys are 4/7 (Betfred), the Dons 11/2 (Hills/Boylesports) and it is 3/1 that extra time is required.

Celtic are 4/7 to lift the trophy at this stage, Hearts are 3/1, Aberdeen 7/1 (Unibet) and Inverness 16/1.

The iconic golf major, the US Masters at Augusta, starts tomorrow (Thursday, Sky Sports Golf, coverage starts at 7pm). A total of 87 players are competing and the outright prices are listed below. Each-way terms vary widely from firm to firm; for example, Hills are paying ¼ odds six places while others, such as Coral and Paddy Power, are paying 1/5th odds but 10 places.

Rory McIlroy heads the betting at 8/1, Dustin Johnson is 12/1, Justin Rose 14/1, Jon Rahm 18/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1 (Hills), Tiger Woods 20/1 (Betfred), Justin Thomas 22/1 (Hills), Francesco Molinari 22/1 and Jordan Speith 25/1 (Hills), while Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood and current champion Brooks Koepka are all at 30/1. Sandy Lyle, the sole Scottish representative, is 2,500/1 (Skybet).