Scotland World Cup Odds
Scotland will be hopeful of qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar and following back-to-back wins over Israel and Faroe Islands, now is an ideal time to check out the best Scotland odds and offers as they focus on the biggest international competition on the planet.
Once again, Scotland have returned from the international break with some positive results in the bag. With second position in the Group F table theirs for the taking, will Scotland manage to retain their play-off position between now and the end of the qualifying group stages?
Scotland desperately needed three points against Israel in order to cement their top two position in Group F and while they made hard work of things at Hampden Park, they did manage to collect all three points in a five-goal thriller. With the game poised at 2-2, Scott McTominay banged in the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time and sent the Tartan Army four points clear of their third-placed opponents.
Scotland made harder work of their meeting with the Faroe Islands, a side against whom they were elected to beat easily. The Scots made the journey to Torshavn in confident mood following their win over Israel, however they found this one to be a bit of a struggle. With just four minutes of normal time left on the clock, the scoreline remained 0-0 and this was looking set to be a disappointing result for the visitors, however a cross from sub Nathan Patterson came off Lyndon Dykes and ended up past the keeper and in the back of the home net. The celebrations were delayed due to a possible handball, however after what seemed like an eternity, the goal was awarded and the Scots went home with another three points in the bag.
Having collected all six points from their two matches, Scotland are now a general 10/1 to win Group F.
Group F Table
Scotland gave their World Cup qualifying campaign a massive shot in the arm thanks to an impressive 1-0 win away to Austria last month and the bookies make Steve Clarke’s men 10/1 to automatically qualify for the tournament. A win over Israel on Saturday evening would see these odds shorten, however do Steve Clarke’s men have what it takes to claim three points this weekend?
Having been dumped out of the European Championships at the group stages, Scotland will be hoping to put in a better showing at next year’s World Cup in Qatar, assuming of course that they actually make it there. As things stand, the Scots sit second in Group F with seven points separating them from runaway leaders Denmark and while they haven’t exactly enjoyed a spectacular campaign thus far, Clarke’s side have actually only lost one of their six games and this was against the runaway group leaders.
Indeed while Denmark are almost certain to finish as Group F winners, Scotland are in a healthy position as far as the chasing pack are concerned. The Scots are hardly going to make many inroads into the Danes’ healthy lead at the summit of the table but a play-off berth is very much theirs for the taking with just four games left to play.
The 1-0 win in the Austrian capital last month will have been a confidence booster for the Scots, coming as it did on the back of a 1-0 win over Moldova just three days earlier. Next up for Steve Clarke’s men is a tough home game against third-placed Israel on Saturday evening and this is followed by trips to the Faroe Islands and Moldova.
Victory for Clarke’s side this weekend would lift them four points clear of third place with just three matches left to play nine Group F and should this prove to be the case, then the Tartan Army can be reasonably optimistic as to their chances of actually clinching a play-off berth.
Group F Winner Odds
1/50 – Denmark
10/1 – Scotland
40/1 – Israel
250/1 – Austria
Group F Table
Scotland managed to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Denmark by edging past Moldova to the tune of 1-0 last time out, however the chances of them qualifying for the 2022 World Cup are still looking slim, to say the least.
Having played exactly half of their qualifying games for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, Scotland sit third in Group F with eight points to their name. This isn’t a complete disaster for Steve Clarke’s men but it does leave them with a massive mountain to climb in the second half of their qualifying campaign. The Scots are up against Austria tonight in what could prove to be a closely-fought encounter in Vienna, just a single point separating the two sides as things stand.
Scotland fought-out a 2-2 draw with Austria in the reverse fixture at Hampden Park earlier this year and one cannot help but feel that the Austrians will get the upper hand on home soil this evening. Another defeat for the Scots would almost certainly extinguish any faint hopes they still have of automatically qualifying for the competition and while Clarke’s men have moved up one position thanks to their win over Moldova, they are still 10/1 to finish in pole position in Group F.
Goals continue to be an issue for Scotland and this certainly doesn’t bode well for tonight’s match against an Austria outfit which have scored nine in their five qualifiers. That said, the home side have conceded twelve (against Scotland’s five conceded) and this will perhaps result in a much-needed goal for the visitors.
Scotland’s World Cup dreams were dealt a severe setback on Wednesday evening as they were demolished by an impressive Denmark, this sending them seven points behind the pace-setters in Group F. An early opener came by way of a Daniel Wass header and Scotland’s composure abandoned them as they leaked a second less than two minutes later to go 2-0 down within 15 minutes of the start.
This proved to be the final score with the hugely superior Danes failing to add to their advantage and this result leaves the Tartan Army with a near-impossible task of hauling themselves into the one automatic qualification berth. Indeed Steve Clarke’s men are now out to 15/8 just to finish in second position and thus secure a play-off place for an appearance in Qatar.
In the race for the runners-up position, the Scots have slipped two points adrift of Austria and Israel with these two sides locking horns with each other on Sunday. At the same time, Scotland play host to Moldova and they follow this with a tough trip to the Austrian capital on Tuesday evening. Failure to take maximum points in these games may well spell the end for Scotland’s World Cup ambitions.
All-in-all, Scotland are clearly far too passive when off the ball and there is a lingering doubt as to whether or not the 3-5-2 formation is suited to the Scots’ technical midfield players. Goals are clearly an issue and even the defence – which was once reliable – is conceding with monotonous regularity.
Six points are needed in Scotland’s next two games to give the Tartan Army a chance of appearing in Qatar next year but on recent showings, we’ll be surprised if they manage more than half of this total.
Scotland 6/4 for automatic qualification to 2022 World Cup
Scotland failed to give a good account of themselves at Euro 2020 but they will be looking to make amends by qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Having made it back onto the international scene after an absence of 23 years, Scotland desperately hoped that they would give a good impression at the European Championships. Unfortunately for them it wasn’t to be and with just a single point earned from their three group games, the Tartan Army packed their bags and returned home having once again failed to make it through to the knockout stages of a major tournament.
With Euro 2020 now behind them, Steve Clarke will regroup his charges and focus once again on qualification for next year’s World Cup in Qatar. Thus far the Scots have made a decent stab at qualifying and they currently sit second in Group F behind Euro semi-finalists Denmark. Clarke’s men opened their account with a 2-2 draw at home to Austria and this was followed by a 1-1 draw away to Israel. The Faroe Islands were thumped to the tune of 4-0 in Scotland’s last outing and as things stand, the Scots are sitting pretty.
Nevertheless they have yet to face Denmark and Austria away from home and the Danes at Hampden Park, matches which will almost certainly be their toughest in the qualifying group. With that in mind, it is no surprise to see Scotland priced as third favourites to finish in the top two in Group F at odds of 6/4. Indeed both Denmark and Austria are odds-on to qualify automatically for the 2022 World Cup at 1/20 and 8/13 respectively. The Danes are 1/4 to win the group while Austria are 4/1 to finish in pole position. Scotland are 10/1 to haul themselves up into pole position.
Group F Top-Two Odds
1/20 – Denmark
8/13 – Austria
6/4 – Scotland
11/2 – Israel
Group F Winner Odds
1/4 – Denmark
4/1 – Austria
10/1 – Scotland
50/1 – Israel