Scotland vs Slovenia
World Cup Qualifiers Group Stage
Sunday 26 March, 19:45 (GMT)
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Having been drawn in World Cup qualifying Group F along with England, it was always going to be difficult for both Scotland and Slovenia to reach Russia. However, with second place offering the potential of a playoff spot, there is still a great deal to play for in the group.
Scotland opened their campaign with a good 5-1 win in Malta, having been held to a 1-1 draw at half-time. This looked like being the perfect start for the Scots but a 1-1 draw at home with Lithuania, followed by a 3-0 defeat in Slovakia saw Scotland drop down the table. The 3-0 defeat at England in their most recent match, has made qualification very tough for Scotland.
Slovenia on the other hand, have enjoyed an unbeaten start to their qualifying campaign and sit second in the group, with 8 points from four games. The injury time equaliser in Lithuania was the springboard for Slovenia, who have held England at home and defeated Slovakia and Malta. As things stand, Slovenia are in a good position to mount a strong challenge for second place in Group F.
1. Bookies Choice
Despite sitting 5th in the group, with just one win from their four games, Scotland come into this match as favourites to win it with Bet365, priced at 2.37. This is a surprise given the fact Scotland have won only one of their last seven home World Cup qualifying matches, with defeats to Belgium, Wales and Holland. Scotland have also been held by Serbia, Macedonia and Lithuania.
This record will give Slovenia great confidence, having won three of their last five away World Cup qualifying matches. In fact, Slovenia have lost only one of their last five on the road during World Cup qualification and are on offer at a tempting 3.20 at Bet365 to win the match.
Scotland have drawn half of their last six home World Cup qualifying games and the draw is on offer at 3.00 with Bet365.
2. Scotland vs Slovenia Betting Tips
Having scored 5 goals in their opening match, Scotland managed to find the back of the net just once in their last three games in the group. This is not a good sign when coming up against a Slovenia team who conceded just 2 goals in their four matches. Slovenia have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three group games and are priced at 5.00 with Bet365 to win this match to nil.
Slovenia have lost just one of their last nine World Cup qualifying matches and given the form of both teams, it seems unlikely they are going to lose to Scotland. Scotland have failed to score in their last two games and the 0-0 draw can be backed at 6.50 with Bet365.
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