Scotland vs Canada: Preview and Predictions

Scotland vs Canada-Match Preview-22-March-2017

Scotland vs Canada
International Friendly
Date: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh.

The Scottish football team are in search of a confidence boosting win when they host Canada in a friendly at on Wednesday night.

After missing out narrowly for a spot in the Euro 2016 final tournament at France, Scotland got their World Cup qualifiers off to a flyer with a 5-1 away win at Malta. But they were held to a 1-1 home draw in the very next match by a lowly Lithuania before suffering 3-0 defeats in the next two matches away against Slovakia and England.

With plenty of quality and young talents in the playing squad, much has been expected from the Scottish team this summer. Hopefully, they can deliver the goods when they welcome Slovenia for their next qualification match on the coming Sunday.

The visitors Canada failed to make into the final stages of the CONCACAF qualifiers after a disappointing campaign. The chips are low for the team that previously failed to get out of the group stages of the co-hosted Gold Cup tournament.

Currently placed 117 in the latest FIFA rankings, Canada dropped 25 placed in the last two years. Expected some wins against the lower ranked sides in the zone, they failed at large to fair against high ranking team outside the continent. They lost 6 on the bounce in away trips, scoring just 1 goal before a 4-2 win against Bermuda in a recent friendly.

Scotland vs Canada: Head-to-head stats

The two recent meetings between the two sides ended in favour of 3-1 wins for Scotland. The most recent one was in 2002 and the previous meeting in 1992.

Scotland vs Canada: Prediction

What Scotland need is a win to boost the morale of the players. This is a perfect opportunity for them as Canada are coming with low confidence.

Moreover, there is a vast difference in the quality of the two squads as Scotland is almost close to a top Championship side. Meanwhile, Canada have only a couple of players who play their trade in the MLS. Therefore, this must end in a comfortable win for the Scotsmen.

Scotland vs Canada: Bet Tips

  • Asian Handicap Scotland -1.5 at 2.38 with Unibet.
  • Half-Time/Full-Time – Scotland at 2.18 with Unibet.