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Russia VS Scotland


Preview
Russia and Scotland face at Olimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). Russia registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.

Analysis of Russia

After 5 wins and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 15 points won. In the last match, they have won (1‑0) at home against Kazakhstan, after in the previous round they have won (1‑2) in an away match against Scotland. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 15 conceded. Russia has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches.

In this competition, they have a sequence of 5 wins in the last matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 6 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 6 of their 15 matches, but have been able to turn the score around in 2.

Russia's group is practically defined, as the top two have already opened a good distance from the other teams. The Russian's fight now is to take first place and they will fight hard for it, being that the Euro qualifying is practically guaranteed. Playing at home and against a weaker "enemy" turns it into the favorite and they want to turn this favoritism into three points. Therefore, if they have a qualified and error-free performance they can win without major problems. In this match the best players available will be on the field.

Confirmed Lineup: Guilherme, M. Fernandes, F. Kudryashov, A. Semenov, G. Dzhikiya, M. Ozdoev, A. Golovin, D. Barinov, A. Ionov, Y. Zhirkov, A. Dzyuba.

Analysis of Scotland

The away team is currently in the 5th position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 4 losses. In the penultimate round, they have lost a home match agaisnt Russia by (1‑2). In the last round, they have lost a home match against Belgium by (0‑4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 22 conceded. Their last away match for this competition ended in a loss by (3‑0) against Belgium. In the last 8 away matches Scotland has won 3 and lost 5. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

There is no doubt that the Scottish team's mission is very difficult this round, as they will face an extremely qualified opponent. Therefore, if they want to avoid defeat they will need to work hard on the field and above all make no mistakes. Of course, favoritism is with the home team and that makes it necessary to take some action. The main one is to arm their defense well, knowing that if they do not suffer goals they'll at least get a draw. In this match the best players available will be on the field.

Confirmed Lineup: D. Marshall, M. Devlin, A. Robertson, C. Mulgrew, R. Snodgrass, J. McGinn, O. Burke, L. Palmer, C. McGregor, R. Fraser, J. Fleck.

Betting suggestion:

Russia are trying to take the lead of the competition and in this match should go all out against their opponent, to win the three points. The visitors know that this will not be an easy duel and they will need to pay close attention over the 90 minutes. Russia is a favorite, as it is technically more qualified, so our bet will be on Russia's victory by the end of the 90 minutes.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.
 

EC Qualification - 2020

  • 95% 250 / 262 Games

  • Home team wins 50.8%
  • Draws 14.4%
  • Away team wins 34.8%
  • Over 1.5 85.2%
  • Over 2.5 61.6%
  • Over 3.5 36.8%
  • Goals 801
  • Goals /match 3.2
  • Goals /match home 1.82
  • Goals /match away 1.38
  • Both teams score 42%
  • Goals after 80' 16.48%
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