Russia vs Scotland Predictions

Jon Wilde 07 Oct 2019
  • Russia vs Scotland predictions for their Euro 2020 qualifying match on Thursday

  • We are backing Scotland to avoid defeat in Moscow

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Russia vs Scotland preview for Thursday’s European Championship qualifying match in Moscow. Russia have a chance of securing their place at the finals by winning this game. Read on for our free correct score prediction and betting tips.

Russia vs Scotland Score Prediction

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1-1 draw 13/2

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Russia vs Scotland Match Info

Date: Thursday October 10 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

Russia vs Scotland Head-To-Head Record

3 previous matches

September 6 2019: Scotland 1-2 Russia

March 29 1995: Russia 0-0 Scotland
November 16 1994: Scotland 1-1 Russia

Russia vs Scotland Stats

  • Scotland have not drawn any of their last 16 matches (six wins, 10 defeats)
  • Russia have kept a clean sheet in their latest five home games
  • A clean sheet has been kept in eight of Russia’s last 10 matches

Russia vs Scotland Match Preview

Scotland are likely to find themselves having to rely on the play-offs after this game to reach Euro 2020, but may just be capable of avoiding defeat in Moscow.

Steve Clarke’s side have fallen away in the race for automatic qualification from Group I and if they fail to beat Russia on Thursday, they will need to book a place at the tournament next summer through the back door partly due to their achievements in the UEFA Nations League.

But if Kazakhstan and Cyprus draw the early kick-off on match-day seven in this pool, Russia would be celebrating if they were to win against Scotland as that would be enough to take them through along with Belgium – barring a huge shock in their game at home to San Marino.

Russia won 2-1 at Hampden Park last month, turning it around after John McGinn had put Scotland ahead, but the 2018 World Cup hosts have made hard work of their last two home matches in this pool.

Against both Cyprus and Kazakhstan respectively, they won only 1-0 and last time out the Russians were thankful for an 89th-minute clincher from Mario Fernandes.

That evidence gives Scotland some sort of chance here and while it will probably hinge upon them being able to break down a strong Russian defence, there could be some value in backing them for a draw.

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Russia vs Scotland Betting Tips

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Russia vs Scotland Best Bet

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Draw 3/1

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Russia vs Scotland Predictions

Russia vs Scotland Match Info Date: Thursday October 10 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST Venue: Luzhniki Stadium Russia vs Scotland Head-To-Head Record 3 previous matches September 6 2019: Scotland 1-2 Russia March 29 1995: Russia 0-0 Scotland November 16 1994: Scotland 1-1 Russia Russia vs Scotland Stats Scotland have not drawn any of their last…