Russia vs Scotland for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers match on Thursday at Luzhniki Stadium.
Here we prepare for you Russia vs Scotland prediction. The match takes place this day 10/10/2019, Thursday, and is valid for the 7th round of Group I of the Euro 2020 Qualifiers.
We also prepared our free betting tip at the end of the post.
The classification of the Russian team is well underway in their group. The team is in second place with 15 points, thus has 8 points advantage for the third place.
The team lost only to the leader Belgium in the competition (3 to 1) precisely in their debut. Thus, there are 5 straight wins in the competition since then.
On their last match, they won at home against Kazakhstan 1-0. However, this should have been a more comfortable match than it was on the pitch.
The Russian team struggled to create plays and got lost in midfield with repetitive movements.
Thus, they did not know how to exploit the defensive coverage of the opposing team and reach the goals.
Nevertheless, they insisted throughout the match, but only managed to reach a goal in the last minute of the game.
The Scotland team comes to the match with few chances of qualifying. Its group is led by Belgium, who won all games, followed by Russia.
So it has to overcome a 9 point gap to reach the qualifying zone as it is in 5th place with just 6 points.
Still, it comes from three straight defeats in the competition. Thus, in its last match was defeated by Belgium 4-0 at home.
That is, the level of the Scottish team is slightly below what it takes to play in the Euro.
Also, the score of the last game could have been more extensive. Belgium scored three goals only in the first half and then controlled the match.
For the prediction Russia vs Scotland, we take into account the superiority of the Russian team, which besides being favourite for having a better squad, still plays at home.
Thus, in the last clash between the teams last month, Scotland was defeated at home by Russia 2-1.
However, it was a balanced match, where both teams could have left with the victory for what they presented.
In our free betting tip, we will rely on the home team for several factors.
That is, Russia has the best team, comes in better shape and is more consistent in its games.
See below for our suggestion.