Scotland vs Slovakia
Europe – World Cup Qualification, Group F
Date: 5th October 2017, Thursday
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Hampden Park.
Scotland and Slovakia are set to take on each other in the crucial battle for the top two spots in the Group F on Thursday evening at Hampden Park.
The visitors are in a somewhat better position being a single point above in the standings and they would be happy with the draw having an easy home fixture with Malta in the last round of the campaign in mind.
Nobody saw the Tartan Terriers in the contest for the top two positions after a poor kick off to the campaign in the Group F, but they managed to take ten points in last four matches to get only a single-point behind Slovakia in the second place.
Gordon Strachan can be thrilled with Leigh Griffiths’ form as Scottish top scorer in this term has notched two goals in last three games for his Celtic.
Also, Scotland have produced a phenomenal defense lately keeping three clean sheets in last four matches.
Jan Kozak can also be satisfied with his team’s form as Slovakia claimed three straight wins before the last round’s loss to England at Wembley.
The Slovakians were off to a dream start when Lobotka opened the scoring in the third minute of the match with The Three Lions, but they could not hold on to it as Dier and Rashford created a comeback for Southgate’s team.
Scotland vs Slovakia: Head to head
Slovakia picked up a comprehensive 3-0 victory back in October last year when the two sides played their lone head to head encounter in history.
PAOK’s Robert Mak bagged a brace while Adam Nemec set the final score netting the third goal.
Scotland vs Slovakia: Prediction
Neither of two managers is going to take risks here, especially Kozak whose side would make a major step towards the top two finish with a draw at Hampden Park.
This is why we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best of the betting options here.
Scotland vs Slovakia: Bets
The first bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 8/13 @ 888 Sport.
You can also back the draw at the half time at 1/1 @ 888 Sport.