It’s the start of an important double-header for Scotland and the Tartan Army. They now aim to salvage their Euro 2020 campaign. Scotland lines-up against Russia on Friday from 7.45pm and you can follow the play live on Sky Sports. Here are our top Scotland v Russia betting tips.
A Closer Look
Scotland goes into game five of their Group I qualifying campaign with a record showing two wins and a couple of defeats. They handed themselves a lifeline when beating Cyprus 2-1 at this venue back in the summer. However, they followed that with a 3-0 loss away to Belgium. Unfortunately, it was a result that was to be expected. Robertson scored a screamer to break the deadlock against Cyprus. However, that was cancelled out by Kousoulos on 87 minutes. That late hammer blow threated to derail the Scots, but they fought back and secured the points thanks to an 89th-minute goal from Burke.
A Tight Match Up
Opponents Russia make the trip to Glasgow sitting second in the table. They are just three points behind Belgium thanks to a run of one defeat followed by three wins. They hammered San Marino 9-0 in June and that was quickly followed by a hard-fought 1-0 over Cyprus. Ionov scored the only goal of the game that day, bulging the net on 38 minutes. Fans expected them to go on and score more. However, the Russians had to settle for one goal and three points.
This will be a tense affair and the fact Scotland must win piles the pressure on the hosts. That will make things a little easier on the visitors who would be happy to get out of this one with a draw. You can take the level finish at 21/10 with William Hill. Scotland is 15/8 (Bet365), Russia available at 9/5 with the same firm.