Russia vs Scotland Prediction & Match Preview

Russia vs Scotland Euro 2020 Qualifier by LeagueLane

Russia vs Scotland
EURO 2020 – Qualification
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Luzhniki Arena (Moscow).

Russia has more than double the points of any other team than Belgium in the group. And this puts them in prime position to get qualified. They are on a winning streak in the competition, and with the home advantage against minnow Scotland, the expectation is for the 2018 World Cup hosts to take another massive leap towards their objective.

Russia vs Scotland Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These two have already locked horns as a part of the tournament’s schedule, and then the Russians won on the road, 1-2.
  • So far, the Scots are yet to register a win against this opponent.
  • The sole tie for which Artem Dzyuba’s men played hosts, ended as a goalless draw.

Russia vs Scotland Prediction

Stanislav Cherchesov’s men did start their campaign on a sour note, after losing to Belgium. But they managed to bounce back fantastically, and at present is placed second in the group with 15 points from their six total fixtures.

They won every single one of their games after the initial loss, and impressively have conceded a single goal from the previous five match-days. In fact, they boast of a combined scorecard of 17-1 from these five match-ups.

At home, they are unbeaten in their former ten straight ties and won the prior four. They have not had their defense breached at all in the preceding five appearances in front of the home crowd.

On the other hand, their counterparts lost their last three games on the trot and conceded a total of nine goals in the process. The last day, they were defeated at home by Belgium, with a 0-4 scorecard.

Meanwhile, the Russians managed a 1-0 win against Kazakhstan to extend their winning streak.

Moreover, Dzyuba and his boys hold a 100% win-record against this foe, and importantly, defeated them on the road just a month back, as part of this same qualification campaign itself.

Then, hosts, the Scots had found the back of the net first to post a one-goal lead, and they held it for quite some time. But towards the end of the first half, the guests replied in kind with the help of their skipper and later added one more to assure themselves of the three points.

This match-day, the Russians have the additional home advantage, and easily are tipped to be the overwhelming favorites.

Russia vs Scotland Betting Tips

  • Russia to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • To Score the First Goal: Russia @ 1.40 (2/5).