In a decisive duel in a bid to reach a place in the Euro 2020 finals, Scotland host Russia on Friday 6 September at Glasgow’s Hampden Park stadium. The meeting is part of the schedule of the fifth of the ten days scheduled by the selective. It starts at 15:45 (Brasília time).The teams are part of group I, which has Belgium in the lead with 12 points. The Russians come next with nine. Scots and Kazakhs, with six, share the third position. Fifth place is from Cyprus with three points. Still without scoring the San Marino team holds the flashlight.
In celebration of the tournament’s 60th anniversary, the sixteenth edition of the tournament will be played next year in 12 countries. The qualifiers have 55 teams in contention, including Kosovo’s first appearance. They were divided into ten groups with five or six participants who will face each other in turn and return. In the end, the top two will have their classification guaranteed.The remaining four places will be contested by the 16 group winners in the four versions of the European League of Nations which had their first edition played in 2018. In case the winners also get a place in the playoffs, their place in the playoffs that will define the last participants of the tournament. Euro 2020 will be occupied by the team that took the next position in their tournament key. The final battle will take place in March next year, just before the start of the Euro Cup, which is scheduled for June 12 to July 12. The final will be in England.
In a key where first place is considered practically ‘reserved’ for Belgium selection any slip is practically fatal. And it was with a stumbling block that Scotland kicked off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. They beat Kazakhstan 3-0 at their home rivals at the opening of the double day in March.He was fortunate to have the worst team in Europe as a rival in the sequence. So even without showing good football managed to put three points in the account by making 2-0 in the selection of San Marino.In the double journey of June again showed luck in his favor. A goal 44 minutes into the final round gave them a 2-1 win over the Cyprus team in a game that had the chance to play the home team. However, not all the luck in the world would be enough to hold back the Belgians, who at the next meeting confirmed their favoritism by scoring 3-0 in the Scots.He has a reluctant debut of the preliminaries and occupies the fourth place in this group I. He has accumulated six points, obtained in the victories with San Marino and Cyprus. He lost to Belgium and Kazakhstan, each time 0-3. It has the second most modest defense in the group.Scotland does not have Grant Hanley and Liam Palmer, both injured. According to Goal.com, David Bates and Mikey Devlin were called in their place.
The Russians also opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with defeat. But without any surprise. Visiting Belgian favorites took 3 to 1. But they soon reacted. In the next match, again out of their domains, they beat the Kazakh team 4-0.They took advantage of the fragility of the San Marino team to set the highest score so far recorded in the Euro 2020 qualifier. Playing at home, Russia scored 9-0 on the first leg of the June double round.In the second match, also acting in their domains, was more restrained, but confirmed the favoritism against the Cyprus team making 1 to 0. Despite the minimum margin did not take scares. The visitors did not even kick in the direction of their goal throughout the confrontation.He looked good in the group and after four games he accumulated nine points. We find it in second place and the chances of qualification are very high. Belgium is the only team to beat it. At this moment, he has the most prolific attack in the group.Russia does not have in the lot Anton Miranchuk, a player who was injured in the club team. He will be replaced by Anton Miranchuk.
These two nationals have not faced each other in the last 20 years. Therefore, the total balance sheet is irrelevant.
Football Prediction of the Day Scotland vs Russia
The Russians are strictly fulfilling the goals set to achieve the second place of the key within their technical limitation. The Scots have no room for error and will need to take risks to try to reach rivals. What they have exhibited so far does not indicate capacity for this. Thus, the prognosis for the success of the visitors seems to be the best predictor of Friday’s clash for the fifth round of qualifying for Euro 2020.
Bet Tips: Scotland
I chose here an Asian handicap, with a total return of the stake in which two goals are fixed. I think there are high chances to see a 3+. Neither of the two teams think I’m happy with the draw and that’s why I think of two offensive approaches. Russia has the best attack in the group and faces the most modest defense. There are many chances for success. It should be noted that seven of Scotland’s last eight matches have had at least three goals. Three of the four Russian parties in the group were 4+.
Prediction Today: Over 2 goals (HA)