Russia wants to reach the sixth consecutive victory in the preliminaries for EURO 2020 following the match that will be played with Scotland.
He has five consecutive victories in the preliminaries and has lost only the match with Belgium. He has thus accumulated 15 points and ranks second, eight points ahead of the third position. Moreover, if it is required on Thursday, it is likely to already obtain the mathematical qualification at EURO. So far he has played very well in attack and has an average of three goals scored per game.
In the group for this confrontation we find only three foreigners (source: wikipedia). They have to declare the Smolov, Zobnin and Zhemaletdinov lump sum for this action, all of them being injured.
He has presented very poorly so far and I do not see him having any chances to qualify. He collected only six points so far. It crosses a very modest form and has reached a series of three consecutive failures. He played very poorly on the offensive phase and failed to score even an average goal per game.
Cooper, Hanley, Jack and McBurnie ultimately missed the call for this match due to medical issues.
The tour match was played in September, and Russia won 2-1 despite being led from the 10th minute. Otherwise, the two teams have not met for more than 20 years.
⚽️What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- Last result: 0-3 vs Belgium (d)
- Shape: L W W L W
▫️No less than 23 years have elapsed since the previous participation of the Scotland team in a final European Championship tournament, the second in history. On both occasions, the Scots failed to pass the competition group stage.
▫️After the missed debut of the current edition of the EURO 2020 preliminaries, 0-3 away with Kazakhstan, the federation dismissed Alex McLeish, in his place being installed at the helm of the national Kilmarnock’s former coach Steve Clarke. Under the command of the new coach, the Scots won 2-0 in San Marino, respectively 2-1 at home, at “Hampden Park” in Glasgow, against Cyprus, but gave up 0-3 against Belgium, in the last match.
▫️Before Friday’s dispute, against the representative of Russia, Scotland occupies the fourth position of the group I ranking, with 6 points after the first 4 rounds, negative goal -3.
- Last result: 1-0 vs Cyprus (a)
- Shape: W W W L L
▫️The Russian national football team is fighting in this campaign to obtain the fifth consecutive qualification in the final tournament of the European Championship. In the previous edition of the competition, the Russians performed below expectations, finishing the tournament on the last position of the Group B standings, with only one point, achieved thanks to the 1-1 draw registered in the company of England.
▫️Under the command of coach Stanislav Cherchesov, Russia started with a defeat in the current qualifying campaign, 1-3 against Belgium, at “King Baudouin Stadium” in Brussels, but then came back, winning 4-0 in Kazakhstan, 9- 0 against modest San Marino, in front of their supporters and 1-0 in the company of Cyprus, also on their own ground.
▫️Thus, Russia climbed to the second position of the Group I standings, with 9 points accumulated, three more than its opponent on Friday, Scotland, positive goaltending +12.
⚽️News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
▪️In the previous two direct meetings between the two representatives were registered under 2.5 goals.
▪️He did not draw in the previous 15 disputed parties.
▪️Has scored at least one goal in 6 of the last 7 games held in front of their fans.
▪️In 8 of the last 10 matches played by the Scots, in all competitions, there were scored over 2.5 goals.
▪️Steven Naismith, Hearts striker is the most present player (49) and also with the most goals scored (9) in the national team of Scotland, among the selected footballers.
▪️He did not receive a goal in the previous three matches in the EURO 2020 preliminaries.
▪️Russia has drawn only once in the last 15 matches, in all competitions.
▪️In 6 of the last 10 matches played, over 2.5 goals were scored.
▪️He scored at least one goal in 7 of the last 8 trips made in the European Championship preliminaries.
▪️Zenit St. Petersburg striker Artem Dzyba is the captain and most goalscorer, 20, from the selected group for the matches with Scotland and Kazakhstan respectively.
Football Prediction of the Day Scotland vs Russia
My favorite is clear here and I do not conceive of a surprise. I go with great confidence on the Russians, who think they can win easily, but for more certainty I choose the bet in the double chance 1X.
Russia won all the matches in the group played on its own field. He is fit, he is much better in the standings than his opponent and should make a difference. Anyway, Scotland doesn’t seem in shape.
I think we will see at least two successes on the scoreboard, from two formations that need points and should not stand in defense. Russia has an average of three goals scored per game, while the opponent reaches double figures as goals scored. In the tour I saw a 3+, like the last four games played by Scotland.
Bet Tips: 1X & over 1.5 goals