Scotland – Russia : Preview & Prediction
Scotland, 4th, struggles to exist in this group I dominated by Belgium and Russia. The Scottish selection shows its limits, already wiping 2 defeats after 4 days in Kazakhstan (3-0) and Belgium (3-0), and being content with 2 short wins in San Marino (2-0) and against Cyprus ( 2-1) at home. The Clarke squad, who has never won Russia, will be hard pressed to contain Russians who are ideally placed in the right car for the next Euro. Golovin’s partners, who have a 3-run lead over Kazakhstan and Scotland, will seek to improve this move to Scottish soil. For the time being, Russia, with the exception of an inaugural defeat in Belgium (3-1), has just matched three consecutive successes in the current series. Thus, Dzyuba (5 goals in these qualifiers) and his own triumphed recently Kazakhstan (4-0) away and San Marino (9-0) and Cyprus (1-0) at home. A new performance would strengthen Russia in a good position to qualify.
Russia is 2nd in its group.
Scotland is 4th in this group I.
Russia is on a running streak of 3 straight wins in these qualifiers.
Scotland has already suffered 2 setbacks after 4 days.
Two duels between these two nations and two registered draws.
Russia, after two draws against Scotland in the past, should bring a positive result of this trip to Hampden Park.
Scotland – Russia : Betting Tips
Scotland – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70