Glasgow City v Celtic: Who will win the SWPL Cup?
Anyone's Game make their predictions ahead of the Firhill final
Glasgow City take on Celtic in the first domestic cup final for over two years when they face off at Firhill on Sunday afternoon.
City are used to taking home the silverware, but they have not got their hands on the SWPL Cup since 2015, and it is Eileen Gleeson’s first final since taking charge of the Scottish champions.
Celtic claimed this trophy for the only time back in 2010 with a 4-1 win over Spartans. Since then they’ve been in the final twice and suffered chastening 4-1 and 9-0 defeats to Hibernian, but they’re a different beast these days.
Who is going to win it? Some of our team make their predictions.
Kenny Boag: Glasgow City 3-2 Celtic
Glasgow City are a side who know how to win matches. New manager Eileen Gleeson will be desperate to continue that form by lifting the first silverware of the season. Celtic have taken some top scalps to get to this final but I believe this could be a bridge to far for Fran Alsonso's side.
I can see an open game as both sides will go for it but can see Glasgow City coming out on top.
Colin Falconer - Glasgow City 1-2 Celtic
Glasgow City have had a winning culture for well over a decade. New manager Eileen Gleeson will be desperate to get the first piece of silverware of her tenure but I just think Celtic are a stubbornly hard team to beat. This Celtic team have had a hard road to the final and have been battle hardened with wins over good Rangers and Hibs sides which I think will carry them through to win.
Sandrine Wyrich - Glasgow City 3-1 Celtic (after extra-time)
On paper, Glasgow City shouldn't have won the league last season and yet they defied the odds - or rather an investment-happy Rangers side - and secured another title.
Where I'm going here is the fact that historically, Glasgow City deliver when it matters and I doubt that will be any different on Sunday.
The team has the callousness to perform on the occasion and Eileen Gleeson knows what she's doing, just look at her record with Peamount United where she won six trophies.
However, Fran Alonso has developed Celtic into a very solid side. I believe they'll make it an extremely tough game and will keep the scoreline at 1-1 after regular time. Going into extra time, I think Glasgow City will have the edge when it comes to finding that extra gear.
Andrew Southwick - Glasgow City 1-2 Celtic
It is a game where neither side appears to be the underdog. While Glasgow City have the history of picking up regular silverware, Celtic have shown over the past three years they are capable of going toe-to-toe with City, and coming back from 2-0 down against the champions earlier in the season will have given them huge belief.
Fran Alonso’s main worry will be that although they’ve been getting draws against City, they haven’t beaten them for a while, and they’ve dropped important points this season in the title race. However, I just get a feeling this might be their day.
Chris Toner - Glasgow City 2-1 Celtic
A first cup final in Scotland for both managers. Despite it only being Eileen Gleason's third match in charge of City, she has experience of the occasion in Ireland. I still expect a close game, but I think City have a bit more quality than Celtic and will edge them out.
Gordon McColm - Glasgow City 3-2 Celtic (AET)
It's a tough one to call and it wouldn't surprise me if the game needed more than 90 minutes to settle it. Both needed to turn it on in the second half of their semi final ties so we could be in for a gripping finale to the SWPL Cup this year.
Celtic have picked up some important results on the way to the final but this could well be a bridge too far against a Glasgow City side itching to get their hands back on the trophy.
Robbie Hanratty - Glasgow City 2-1 Celtic
I think Glasgow City will come out victorious. They just have that winning mentality installed throughout the squad. Eileen Gleeson will be determined to get her City tenure off to a dream start with silverware. Although it wont be a pushover as Fran Alonzo has made Celtic hard to beat with a never say die attitude. That makes an exciting prospect for fans and neutrals alike.
Lucy Ronald (Glasgow Women) - Glasgow City 1-2 Celtic (AET)
Robyn McCafferty (Spartans) - Glasgow City 3-1 Celtic