Date and time: October 8, 7:45pm
Location: Hampden Park
Scotland host Israel in their long-awaited Euro 2020 play off at Hampden Park on Thursday night. Steve Clarke’s side have been inconsistent in their performances and results lately, but this is their biggest game for a number of years. They’ll need a big display.
Fortunately, their record against Israel is strong and they will definitely fancy their chances of victory. In their six meetings, they have won four matches and drawn once. Their only defeat did come at Hampden in 2018.
We think that record should mean Scotland get a huge win here. Back them to win at evens with Bet365.
Why are we backing Scotland here?
Scotland haven’t lost at home in over a year, winning three and drawing one of four games. That one blot on the record came against Israel, but they have a lot of quality in their squad.
They may be without James Forrest, who is struggling with injury, but Ryan Fraser has returned and he will add much needed creativity out wide, alongside John McGinn in midfield.
Lyndon Dykes scored in his last game against the Czech Republic, and he will lead the line once again. We think he’ll score anytime here, at 7/5 with Bet365.
What other markets are worth a look?
All but one of the victories in this fixture have been by one goal. You can back Scotland to win by that margin at 13/5 with Bet365.
Meanwhile, both teams to score is a regular occurrence between these sides, happening in all but two meetings. This is at 10/11 with Bet365.
Odds correct as of 6/10/2020