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Scotland vs. Belgium: Euro 2020 Qualifier – Match Preview

by hisham

Scotland know only victory over Belgium will keep their automatic qualification hopes alive for Euro 2020.

Despite John McGinn’s early goal, Scotland were beaten at home by Russia, leaving them six points adrift of the top two.

Steve Clarke’s men do have the fall back option of a play-off spot though, having won their Nations League group.

Belgium continued their perfect start to qualification with an easy win away at San Marino.

Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi scored twice in the 4-0 win.

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Match history
Belgium have won the last five meetings between the two nations, with Scotland failing to find the net!

Last five international meetings
Belgium 3 Scotland 0 – 11/06/19
Scotland 0 Belgium 4 – 07/09/18
Scotland 0 Belgium 2 – 06/09/13
Belgium 2 Scotland 0 – 16/10/12
Belgium 2 Scotland 0 – 05/09/01

Belgium & Over 2.5 goals – 21/20 with Coral

Team news
Scotland are expected to make numerous changes to the XI following the Russian defeat.

McGinn, James Forrest and Oliver McBurnie are likely to miss out.

Roberto Martinez has confirmed Nacer Chadli will start having impressed off the bench vs. San Marino.

Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Vermaelen are also expected to come into the XI.

Expected starting XI’s
Scotland (4-3-3): Marshall; O’Donnell, Cooper, Mulgrew, Robertson; McLean, McTominay, Christie; Snodgrass, Fraser, Phillips
Belgium (3-6-1): Courtois; Vermaelen, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Tielemans, Chadli, Mertens, Carrasco; Lukaku

Predictions

Result: Belgium (2/5 with Coral)

Correct Score: 1-3 (10/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku (10/11 with Coral)

Odds correct at time of article (09/09 12:00), they are subject to change

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