Euro 2020 qualifiers: Scotland out for victory in Cyprus trip
Scotland face a journey to Nicosia on Saturday to face Cyprus as their Euro 2020 certifying campaign edges to a close. We preview the video game at the GSP Stadium.
Anticipate objectives in Cyprus
Scotland were dealt a difficult hand in credentials, being reeled in Group I along with Belgium and Russia, that are the 2 teams to have already safeguarded qualification for Euro 2020. It was to be expected that group-toppers Belgium would certainly travel their method via, having actually won eight from 8 as well as yielded simply one objective.
In Scotland's most current trip, nevertheless, they thrashed San Marino 6-0 while, previously in qualifying, they also took an additional three points off San Marino as well as Cyprus. They narrowly lost out in their match with Russia, where they at some point lost 2-1, however for Saturday's game in Cyprus they are favourites and enter into the clash at 6/4 to get the 3 factors. The probabilities are in Scotland's favour permanently factor. Despite appreciating a three-match unbeaten run just recently, Cyprus have just won 22 of their last 100 credentials matches and also have nothing concrete to play for here. A loss could not be negated by drawing on a play-off location either– a cushion the Tartan Army will be appreciative for. Steve Clarke's men are assured of an area in the Euro 2020 play-offs in March following their performance in the UEFA Nations League, so this will supply a good opportunity to begin collecting some energy and also boost spirits.
Cyprus, meanwhile, were dealt a 5-0 hammering by Russia in their last game out. As shown in their 2 preceding wins against Kazakhstan as well as San Marino, they don't simply rely on one frontman to get the goals, with five different scorers netting 6 times.
A suit outcome and also both teams to rating is 4/1 in favour of Scotland. Scotland building energy Scotland took the triumph in the reverse component at Hampden Park in June winning 2-1, thanks to an Oliver Burke 89th-minute champion, with Liverpool's Andrew Robertson placing away the opener. They will certainly lack Robertson on Saturday along with Scott McTominay, Ryan Fraser and also Liam Cooper, that have actually all withdrawn from the team. They will be, nevertheless, able to call on Ryan Christie, that has actually already racked up six Scottish Premiership goals from midfield for Celtic this period and he is 7/1 to be initial goalscorer and also 14/5 to rack up anytime.
Steve Clarke's appointment as Scotland manager before the win versus Cyprus in June indicated that things might be on the up for the nation. This journey to Nicosia provides a perfect chance to really get off the ground in the run-up to their essential Euro 2020 play-off in March.
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