Germany Too Strong For Scotland
Germany To Beat Scotland 2-0
Scotland couldn’t have asked for a tougher opening fixture in Euro 2016 qualifying, get betting advice from Matt Le Tissier ahead of their clash with Germany.
Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion will provide the backdrop for this evening’s fixture as World Champions Germany set out to begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a win. Joachim Low will not have been impressed with the sloppy defending his side showed in last week’s 4-2 friendly loss to Argentina and the hosts are expected to keep things much tighter at the back in this competitive fixture.
Scotland are unbeaten in six internationals, so will head into the game in a relatively confident mindset, but it remains to be seen whether Gordan Strachan’s decision to leave out Ross McCormack and Jordan Rhodes will come back to haunt him. After all this is quite a step up in terms of the opposition faced since embarking on their current run and both of those players can be described as match winners.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Unsurprisingly, the Germans are being made heavy 2/11 favourites with Belfair. Even Alex Salmond wouldn’t back the Tartan Army here. BetVictor’s 7/1 on a 2-0 correct score in the German’s favour is my forecast.”
Sidney Sam could return to the fold for the hosts with Julian Draxler picking up an injury in the defeat to Argentina, joining the likes of Özil and Hummels on the sidelines. Höwedes and Ginter should get another chance to impress in defence with Jerome Boateng doubtful, while World Cup goal machine Thomas Müller is expected to lead the attack.
Graham Dorrans, Christope Berra and Andrew Robertson have all withdrawn from Scotland’s squad through injury. Darren Fletcher will captain the side, with Scott Brown who deputised in his absence now also out with a hamstring injury.