Scotland vs England Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualification

8th June 2017 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Qualification Previews & Predictions
World Cup Qualification Previews & Predictions

A crucial game for the Scots in World Cup 2018 qualification this could be. This is a game that they cannot afford to lose and really when it boils down to it, it’s a game that they can’t afford to not win. But they were beaten comfortably at Wembley by the Three Lions earlier in the qualification campaign and so this isn’t an easy game for them against the auld enemy who have only dropped two points so far in qualification. Can England continue their march towards Russia 2018 or will the Scots be able to raise their game and get a vital three points on the board?

Scotland vs England Odds

England 7/10, Draw 5/2, Scotland 9/2

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Scotland vs England Betting Tips

Scotland have to dig deeper than ever to pull out something special in this fixture against the Auld Enemy. Scotland go into this fixture in fourth place in the group and with some serious ground to make up. Three points would do their qualification hopes wonders as they are battling with Slovakia and Slovenia for second place at the moment. Defeat would be disastrous most likely on the weekend for the Scots, but they are not carrying form against England. They lost 3-0 against the Three Lions earlier in the campaign, but in their last qualifier, a late goal at Hampden Park saw the Tartan Terriers record a vital win against Slovenia to keep their hopes alive.

Can they do it again?

The Scots have won two of their last six home games, but have been level at half time in five of those six. A half time draw at bet365 has some big value at a price of 21/10 as the Scots generally dig in well on home soil. They have, however, conceded three goals in each of their last three games against England (L3) and therefore in the bet365 correct score market, an England 3-0 in this one is a price of 11/1 while and England 3-1 correct score is at 16/1. Scotland have a tough task ahead of them as England have not conceded a single goal in qualification yet.

Scotland’s home form in qualifying is W1 D1, a disappointing draw with Lithuania coming alongside that win over Slovenia. Scotland’s Leigh Griffiths is their shortest priced option at a price of 7/2 in the anytime goalscorer market. Scotland have gone W1 D2 L6 in their last nine home games against the Three Lions, scoring just the three goals in that sequence. A tough game for them and they need something special. Under 2.5 goals at Bet365 is a quote of 3/5.

You can back England at a price of 6/4 to win to nil as they have scored eight unanswered goals in the group so far and looking back across Euros and World Cup qualifiers, they have taken nine consecutive clean sheets, winning eight of those games. So they are a form qualifying team and are 10/11 at bet365 to pick up a clean sheet. Jamie Vardy has been pulled from the squad, but Harry Kane showed true quality for Spurs towards the end of the Premier League seasons, scoring seven goals in his last two games. The Three Lions will be hoping that he carries that forward to this one.

England have collected four points from two away games in the group so far, with a 1-0 win in Slovakia and a 0-0 draw in Slovenia. This may be a low scoring affair because of England’s defence, but the visitors can nick it and a 1-0 correct score England will have appeal.

 




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