Scotland v England Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
June 08, 2017
Scotland v England Betting Tips
The Three Lions currently sit top of Group F with 13 points and go into the game four points ahead of Slovakia in second. Clear favourites to top the group with most bookmakers at 1/20, England go into the game having comfortably beaten Scotland 3-0 last year at Wembley and go into the tie at 8/11 with William Hill to win the game.
Scotland on the other hand are fighting to keep their 2018 World Cup dreams alive, standing fourth in the table and are facing a 2/1 shot of qualifying for Russia. The fightback begins this weekend, but can they do it?
Scotland v England Odds
Gordon Strachan has made a number of changes to his squad with him leaving out the likes of Steven Fletcher, Jamie Murphy, and Kenny McLean, calling up three uncapped players including Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser.
It’ll be a tough task for his men; Scotland are priced at 9/2 to beat England with Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths the home side’s most likely scorer at 9/1. He’s been in fine form for Celtic, netting 18 goals this season, although he’s yet to score in a navy blue shirt.
England on the other hand have a number of men coming off the back of a fine season in front of goal. We expect goals on their part with Harry Kane to score anytime and an England win a no brainer at 7/4 at Coral. A 3-1 win and Kane to bag first at 70/1 is also a very appealing bet.
It’s likely Kane will start in front of Dele Alli who also has nice first goalscorer odds at 11/2. Alli has been a regular since breaking onto the international scene and he will cause major problems against a weak Scotland back four. The nation have already conceded eight this term and you’d expect them to have serious trouble against the likes of Kane, Alli, Sterling, and Lallana.
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Up the other end, England have yet to concede in the qualifying campaign so far and Joe Hart is once again backed to keep a clean sheet at 17/20 with England to win to nil at 11/8.
Strachan will have the Tartan Army behind him though and the vast number of Celtic players in the squad will be riding high off the back of their treble win, which could make the game a little more interesting.
One thing is for sure, it’ll be feisty. Robert Snodgrass at 28/1 looks a tidy bet to be carded with the likes of Kyle Walker and Ryan Bertrand expected to be on the front foot along with Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard.
On paper, it should be a walkover for England. Their quality should shine through comfortably if Gareth Southgate sets his team up right. Unlike Germany and Spain, they have to go into the game as the dominant force, do that and they’ll be that one step closer to qualification.
Scotland – Gordon, Tierney, Martin, Mulgrew, Robertson, Brown, Morrison, Forrest, Armstrong, Snodgrass, Griffiths
England – Hart, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Bertrand, Dier, Lallana, Sterling, Alli, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kane