Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 12:41 26/03/2015
Freebets.com explains how to add some insurance to your first goalscorer punt on Sunday's Scotland v Gibraltar UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier thanks to one of William Hill's sports betting offers.
Group D is shaping up to be a fascinating four-way tussle for qualification between Poland, Germany, Scotland and Republic of Ireland. The Tartan Army will be pleased at the performances of Scotland up to this point and will be hoping that thier nearest challengers drop points with their team hosting minnows Gibraltar at Hampden Park at 4.00pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1.
With Scotland enourmous favourites to pick up three points, the majority of punters will be bypassing odds as short as 1/100 in the Match Winner market, in favour of a First Goalscorer bet on the game. Gibraltar have shipped 21 goals in just four games, so their could be a flurry of goals in the match and it could pay to take advantage of William Hill's Goal Scorer Second Chance offer. Simply use the bookie to back your first goalscorer as normal and if your player fails to score first, but goes on to score the second goal of the game, you won't be left empty handed as your stake will refunded with a free bet, up to £50.
Jordan Rhodes - If starting the game then Jordan Rhodes will be of interest here given his continued good form for Blackburn Rovers. However, the fact that he was restricted to a cameo appearance in Wednesday's 1-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland suggests that Gordon Strachan may stick with Steven Fletcher and Steven Naismith for this qualifying match and waiting for the team-sheet is advised.
Steven Fletcher - The Sunderland striker's form has not been helped by his club's current slump, but this will be his 20th cap for Scotland and he's only scored for his country once. Those stats are quite off-putting when considering him for a First Goalscorer bet, but Gibraltar's leaky defence could help Fletcher add to his tally and he can't be ruled out lightly.
Steven Naismith - On the score-sheet against Poland and often in the right place at the right time, Naismith will be a popular selection to open the scoring. Expect the versatile Everton player to feed off Fletcher's flick-ons and be first to react to any loose balls in the opposition area.
Others To Consider - Shaun Maloney has scored twice for Scotland in this qualifying campaign and was First Goalscorer on both occasions, while Ikechi Anya also has a goal to his name. Those two won't be as well placed on the pitch as the aforementioned trio, but are consequently available to back at longer odds along with James Morrison in a match where the visitors are expected to be on the back foot for the most part.
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