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Scotland vs Poland: Our top betting tips
This international break was originally earmarked for Scotland vs Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier. For reasons bigger than football that isn't happening. Can Scotland keep themselves ticking over with a win against Poland instead? Find out with our Scotland vs Poland match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Calling it a draw
Scotland are in the form of their life right now having won each of their last six games but we believe they'll have to settle for a draw on this occasion. Why? Well, Poland are in pretty good shape of late too. So, Scotland have won their last six but prior to that had lost three and drawn one giving them six wins in 10. Poland meanwhile lost last time out but were on a six game unbeaten stretch prior to that with their 10 game form reading as lost three, drawn two and won five. That makes things fairly comparable in recent times. More historically, things are very even between the two nations as well. Of the last five meetings between the countries, there have been three draws and one win apiece.
A low scoring match
Both of these sides might be in decent form but we see them cancelling one another out a little in this match hence we are backing under 2.5 goals. Scotland have gone under 2.5 in eight of their last 10 matches whilst averaging 2.0 goals per game. Poland's form for going under 2.5 goals is less convincing with several high scoring games in their last 10; of course, a double header with San Marino doesn't help. Two of the last three head to head games have gone south of 2.5.
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Scotland vs Poland: It's predicted lineup time
This game might not attract a huge crowd outside of the two nations involved but it will be a good test for both Scotland and Poland with both sides in good form. It should be an intriguing encounter that is played at a decent tempo.
Scotland Predicted Lineup
It's been a long time since Scotland had a substantial winning run and they'll be desperate to keep the positive vibes going here with World Cup qualifiers still to come. The result here won't count for much but it will be a good test for them.
Predicted lineup – Gordon, O'Donnell, Souttar, Cooper, Tierney, Hickey, Gilmour, McGregor, McGinn, Christie, Adams
Poland Predicted Lineup
Whilst Scotland were due to face Ukraine in the World Cup playoffs, Poland were due to take on Russia. With their suspension, Poland have been given a bye. That means they remain in the hunt for Qatar. Winning a game against another side in that shake up might just reaffirm the fact they deserve that bye.
Predicted lineup – Szczesny, Kedziora, Bednarek, Puchacz, Helik, Cash, Klicj, Linetty, Moder, Swiderski, Lewandowski
Frequently Asked Questions on Scotland vs Poland
- What time does the match start? 19:45 GMT
- Where is the game being played? – Hampden Park
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Scotland