The Europe-wide European Championship 2020 will slowly but surely take on these international match days, because the first tickets for the finals will be awarded. In Group I we do not have to be big prophets to make a prediction on Belgium as an Euro 2020 participant. With a home victory against San Marino, Belgians will qualify for EURO 2020.
Today’s Betting Tips Russia vs Scotland
The second ticket in this group can also be solved on Thursday. The Russians can bring the leap to the European Championship already in the bag, but are dependent for the early qualification on a result in another place. Kazakhstan and Cyprus draw and the Sbornaja wins against Scotland later in the evening, then the Russians are through.
Belgium leads the ranking loss-free with 18 points from six games. Russia lies directly behind with 15 points. The distance to Kazakhstan and Cyprus, each with seven points, is already huge. The Scots just come up with a disappointing six points. That San Marino is without a point on the last rank, is no surprise.
Thus, the starting position for the Bravehearts is clear. Scotland has to win in Russia to have a minimal chance of finishing second. But even with a victory for the British, it is unlikely to be enough. Besides, the Scots are just outsiders on Thursday. The first impulse in the match between Russia and Scotland is a prediction on a safe home win.
After all, Scotland still has a second iron in the fire, namely the playoffs in the Division C League. As things stand, they could still get a ticket in duels against Norway, Serbia and Finland. First of all, the regular European Championship qualification is on the agenda and there speaks in the duel between Russia and Scotland much for a tip on a threesome of Russians.
Perhaps the Scots, given the gloomy outlook in this group, have already focused on the playoffs in the Nations League. This is also an indication that the Bravehearts on Thursday probably will not reap much.
Russia – Statistics & Current Form
The 2018 World Cup in their own country was a kind of revival for the Russians. For a long time, the Sbornaja has not brought the benefits and certainly not brought the results that one can expect from such a team. Meanwhile, however, Russia has made a big leap towards the European top and should be pretty sure at the European Championship.
The latest results are further proof that the Russians are to be expected. In the last five qualifiers, Russia has taken five wins. The opponents were only Scotland, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and San Marino, but the Sbornaja has withstood the pressure and won all the games.
Captain Artem Dzyuba has especially distinguished himself. If he is in action, then the attacker is an absolute bank. In the current European Championship qualification, the striker has scored six goals. He is in second place in the Europe-wide scorer list. It might be interesting to look at the odds of a strike from the striker in the match between Russia and Scotland.
In September, Russia made a big step towards the finals in both qualifiers in Scotland and at home to Kazakhstan. First, the Sbornaja won the Scots 2: 1, before Mario Fernandes with his goal the 1-0 victory over the Kazakhs under the roof.
Coach Stanislav Cherchesov is a celebrated man in Russia since the good World Cup performance. His way of dealing with the players and the media makes him so popular.
“The boys are well prepared and know what they are doing against Scotland.” – Stanislav Cherchesov
His support in the team is great and the coach continues to trust his team. So he sees the Sbornaja in this important game well prepared.
However, many players will not be available on Thursday. Kiril Nababkin, Roman Zobnin, Rifat Zhemaletdinov, the Miranchuk twins, Yury Gazinsky, Alan Dzagoev and Fedor Smolov will all be out of the game. In part, these are already very painful failures, which must compensate for the Sbornaja against Scotland.
Expected formation of Russia:
↪ Guilherme – Zhirkov, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Mario Fernandes – Ozdoev, Akhmetov – Cheryshev, Golovin, Bakaev – Dzyuba
↪ Coach: Cherchesov
Last matches of Russia:
⚽️ 09.09.2019 – Russia vs. Kazakhstan 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 06.09.2019 – Scotland vs Russia 1: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Russia vs Cyprus 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Russia vs. San Marino 9: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Kazakhstan vs. Russia 0: 4 (European Championship qualification)
Scotland – Statistics & Current Form
The Scots make no secret of their full focus on the March playoffs. For many players it is important to recommend themselves for these important matches in order to be part of the game. Nevertheless, the Bravehearts will certainly not give up the game in Russia, because that is not at all their nature.
Steve Clarke has been the new head of the Scots since May, but so far we can not say that his time as Scottish national coach was very successful. A win and three defeats in four games make up the previous record. However, these bankruptcies were also twice against the overpowering Belgians and once against Russia.
Therefore, one must first wait until a concrete assessment for the performance of the new coach makes sense. Three defeats in a row are certainly not the best conditions to harvest on Thursday in Moscow something. In the match between Russia and Scotland, the prediction is not without reason clearly in the direction of the home side.
The bookmakers see the Bravehearts clearly in the outsider role. This is also because there was a 1: 2 home defeat against the Sbornaja in September. Then it put a nasty ablation at 0: 4 against the Belgians. The Scots proved over 90 minutes as completely chance.
However, the coach makes no secret of the fact that he sees the next qualifiers as an opportunity to develop his team and to work on the processes.
“I see the upcoming games as an opportunity and all the boys will think the same way.” – Steve Clarke
Given the upcoming playoffs, the coach can count on his players to give their all in the games before, perhaps to be part of the team that qualify for the finals through the Nations League.
Some well-known names are sought in vain in the bravehearts squad. Kieran Tierney, Grant Hanley, Steven Naismith and Steven Fletcher are all out of the game. Ryan Jack from Glasgow Rangers has also unsubscribed at short notice injured. Former Hamburger David Bates has not been nominated after a crisis in shape. Generally, in Russia – Scotland, a tip on existing odds on the guest despite the amount not recommended.
Expected lineup of Scotland:
↪ Marshall – Robertson, Cooper, Mulgrew, O’Donnell – McTomay, McLean – McGregor, Snodgrass, Christie – Phillips
↪ Coach: Clarke
Last matches from Scotland:
⚽️ 09.09.2019 – Scotland vs Belgium 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 06.09.2019 – Scotland vs Russia 1: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Belgium vs. Scotland 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Scotland vs Cyprus 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – San Marino Vs. Scotland 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
Russia vs Scotland Direct Comparison
It sounds unbelievable, but Russia and Scotland have only played three international matches to date. So far, there is a Russian victory and two draws. This means that the bravehearts are waiting for a win against the Sbornaja. The first two duels hiss these two teams were there in qualifying for the 1996 European Championships.
Both games ended in a draw at the time. Nevertheless, Russians and Scots could qualify for the European Championship in England. The last encounter is about a month ago, when the Russians won at Hampden Park 2-1. John McGinn brought Scotland forward, but Artem Dzyuba and Stephen O’Donnell scored for the away win of Russia.
Russia vs Scotland Our Best Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
It is a pity that both teams on Thursday will not be joined by some great players. The failures should be compensated on the part of the Russians but rather. The Russian players have a broad chest after five wins in a row and could possibly solve the ticket to the final on Thursday with a victory over Scotland.
Scotland will not make the leap to EURO 2020 through regular qualifying. The focus is on the playoffs in the Nations League. Therefore, in Moscow, we expect no miracles from the Bravehearts, who also lost three times in a row. We are of the opinion that in the duel between Russia and Scotland a tip on a home win is without alternative.
Key Facts – Russia vs Scotland tips
⭐️ The Sbornaja has recently retraced five wins in a row.
⭐️ Scotland have all lost the last three internationals.
⭐️ The Scots have never won a match against Russia.
After the Russians have already won in Glasgow, we think that it should be a clear story in Moscow. We can imagine the matter becoming clearer than a month ago in Glasgow. Therefore, in the match between Russia and Scotland we use the betting odds for a handicap win by the Russians (-1.5).
Competition: EC Qualification, Group. I
Insider Tip: Russia (-1.5)
Stake: 5/10 units