Rangers will take on Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the prestigious cup competition at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Former Celtic striker Hartson has written off the Gers’ chances of winning the tie.
“Celtic against Rangers right now would be like Manchester City versus Stockport County,” the former Wales international wrote in The Scottish Sun. “No one would give the National League North side a hope in hell of beating the English giants.
“For me, Mark Warburton’s side have as much chance of winning next month’s Old Firm cup clash.”
“The way I see it, Rangers need a MIRACLE to stand any chance of making it to the Scottish Cup Final,” added Hartson. “No, it can’t happen. It won’t happen. The gulf in class between the two clubs and two teams right now is far too much for Celtic to lose.”
Hartson seems to be quite confident about Celtic’s chances of winning against Rangers next month.
While the former Arsenal and West Ham United striker does have a point, the fact is that at this moment in time it is too close to call.
Rangers may be playing in the Scottish Championship at the moment, but they have a team that can compete with sides in the Scottish Premiership.
Mark Warburton’s side got the better of Dundee 4-0 at Ibrox in Glasgow in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup earlier this month.
Celtic do have a better squad than Rangers on paper, but the Gers will fancy their chances.