Match Time: 9/10/2019 02:45 Tuesday (GMT+8)
Scotland: Back-to-back losses (Recent Form: LLWWLW)
Scotland are on 4th place in group I in UEFA Euro 2020 qualification with 6 points. They are currently 6 points short of 2nd Russia, so there’s a need for improvement. Scotland host Belgium on Monday. “You have to be defensively organised but you also have to have a threat. There's no point thinking we can camp down for 97 minutes. The players will learn from the June experience where we felt, while it was backs to the wall for a little bit, we stayed in the game for a long time. If we can do that here at home, we think that we have the players to cause Belgium some problems. With two games coming in such a short space of time against high-quality opposition, there are players in the squad who will get a chance to play,” said coach Steve Clarke.
Belgium: The leaders (Recent Form: WWWWWL)
Belgium sit on 1st position in group I with all 15 points collected in 5 games to date. Now it’s time for an away encounter. “I expect a really tough game. I thought the first 15 minutes against Russia is the best I've seen Scotland for many years. From their intensity, the intent, the quality in the wide areas to be able to get a really good formation and get players in good positions. Then there is the emotional side. Sometimes you have something to lose and you start performing in a different manner. We have to be very, very careful. I think we're going to see a free Scotland team that can go and enjoy the 90 minutes. We have to be ready to perform under those circumstances,” said coach Roberto Martinez.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
Summing up, it looks like this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Belgium play offensively, whereas Scotland need to aim for victory so perhaps it may be an open match.
Scotland VS Belgium
O/U Pick: over 2.50 goals