New Scotland manager Steve Clarke faces his biggest test to date since swapping Rugby Park for Hampden when taking on the might of Belgium. This Euro 2020 qualifier will take place at the national stadium on Monday evening from 7.45pm and can be viewed live on Sky Sports. Here are our top Scotland v Belgium betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
The hosts know they are up against it, but they are also aware they must get something out of this game if they are to have any chance of reaching their first major championship since France 98. The Tartan Army are an ambitious lot, but they are also realists. The majority of those camped in the home stands will know the size of the task at hand here but they will demand the dark blues make Belgium work hard for the points.
Belgium Looking Good
The locals won’t take much encouragement from recent matches involving Scotland and Belgium. The high-ranking visitors have won each of their last five games against Scotland without conceding a goal, netting 13 of their own at the other end. They strolled to a 4-0 friendly win at this venue in September of last year and won 3-0 in the reverse of this fixture in the summer. Lukaku scored a double that day, his brace added to by De Bruyne with 90 minutes on the clock. The Scots must tighten up at the back if they are to fare any better.
The current betting comes down in support of an away day and that will come as no surprise to anyone following this match. Belgium has been marked up at 1/2 by Unibet and that makes them one for your accumulators. Get Scotland at 13/2 (Bet365) or the draw is 16/5.