Scotland vs Lithuania: Preview and Prediction

Scotland vs Lithuania
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Saturday; 8th October 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 UK
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow.

Scotland kick started their World Cup Qualifying campaign with a 5-1 win over the lowly ranked Malta. Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass was the star of the show after earning a hat-trick in the comfortable win. They will be hoping on a similar performance when they host Lithuania for the second group fixture at Glasgow on Saturday evening.

Lithuania had an eventful game against Slovenia in the group opener. They were leading 2-0 until the 75th and were set to upset one of the strong sides in the group. But Slovenia strike late in the injury time to deny what would have been a priceless victory for the Lithuanian side.

Scotland vs Lithuania: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Scotland and Lithuania have faced-off on 8 occasions in the qualifying tournaments. And the Scots lead the head-to-head record with 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.
  • Moreover, Scotland have a 100% win record against Lithuania in qualifying phase. Their 4 home matches produced 8 goals and conceded just once.
  • The last Lithuanian win against Scotland was on 2003 and since then they lost 4 and drawn 1.
  • The latest meeting between these two sides was on September 2011, which was won by Scotland on a 1-0 margin.

Scotland vs Lithuania: Prediction

Scotland is a good enough team to see off the threat of Lithuania, especially when the game is played in front of their home fans. They have only lost twice in their last 11 matches at home, winning 4 during the period. The defeats were against top teams like England and Germany.

Lithuania away form is pretty poor and are on an eleven match win-less run. They lost 8 during the period and scored only twice. Scotland looks good for a comfortable win and we believe they will deliver this on the field.

Scotland vs Lithuania: Betting Tips

Half-Time/Full-Time – Scotland/Scotland at 2.25 (5/4).