Scotland vs Kazakhstan
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: e: Hampden Park (Glasgow).
Group I has already determined its representatives to the main event, and Belgium, and Russia qualified for it in style. Now all that remains for the rest of the squads are to close out their campaign with satisfactory performance, for the sake of their fans. Considering the reverse fixture, and current form, goals at either end of the pitch seem the likely outcome this Tuesday.
Scotland vs Kazakhstan Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture of the match, for which the Kazakhs played hosts, ended in a 3-0 loss for Scotland. This game also acted as the sole encounter between the two in the past two decades.
Scotland vs Kazakhstan Prediction
The Scots were on an ominous form the last match-day, as they dispatched San Marino with a classic 6-0 performance at home. The guests were easily the worst of the lot and coupled with the away handicap, they really did not stand a chance to mount any kind of a challenge.
The halves were split equally for the goals, with three apiece coming before and after the interval. The visiting contingent did try to effect some changes with two substitutions at half time but to no avail.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstan had to deal with the best in the group, Belgium, and even with the home advantage, they came up short.
The World Cup semi-finalists smartly waded through the away-handicap-challenge and recorded a 0-2 win to keep their impressive streak alive.
This Tuesday, the greatest pointer to the result will be how the return fixture turned out. The Scots had no answer to the well-oiled game-play of the Kazakhs in front of the home crowd. The home team raced to a 2-0 lead within no time, and before they knew it, the guests were under pressure.
Later, the home team added one more to ensure victory.
With the confidence of the victory still seeping in, and the realization that the qualification campaign comes to an end with this fixture will buoy the spirits of Kazakhstan to somehow avoid a loss this match-day.
Keep note that, disregarding the win against San Marino, the Scots were on a four-game losing run, and had lost six of their previous ten home games as well.
Likely, anticipate Kazakhstan to make it through this daunting fixture, and avoid a loss at any cost.
Going on, however, the guests of the day do not have a good record on the road to boast of, while the home team will be eager to exact revenge for the loss they suffered at the hands of this opponent. Finally, with either playing with no pressure, due to the qualification spots already being filled up, rightfully expect goals down each end of the field.
Scotland vs Kazakhstan Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.40 (7/5)
Double Chance: Kazakhstan or Draw @ 2.40 (7/5).