Scotland vs Spain Bet Builder Tips: 2.60 Builder Looking at Goals and Shots this Tuesday
Scotland vs Spain Bet Builder Tips: Tuesday, March 28th
We have Scotland vs Spain bet builder tips ahead of a big night for Scottish football. The early matches in qualifying can shape the rest of the campaign. Hampden Park will be rocking as they welcome one of the giants of world football.
Scotland haven’t beaten Spain since they met in the World Cup in 1984. Interestingly, these sides have only met 13 times since 1957. Steve Clarke’s will have to be at their very best to make this a memorable night for their supporters.
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European Championship Qualifier, Tuesday, March 28th, 19:45(UK)
Scotland made a good start to their qualifying campaign by eating Cyprus 3-0. Scott McTominay scored a brace from the bench to seal all three points. Andrew Robertson and John McGinn also put in strong displays. They now face a much tougher test.
The Scots qualified for the previous European Championships but they were unable to get out of the group. However, they were able to earn a draw against England at Wembley. Steve Clarke’s side have every chance of qualifying for Euro 2024. A point against Spain would be a huge boost. It seems very likely that Scotland and Norway will battle it out for 2nd place in this qualifying group; the latter were comprehensively beaten by Spain in their opening match.
Spain also won their match in qualifying 3-0. They were disappointing in the World Cup and lost against Morocco in the knockout stages. They have since replaced Luis Enrique with Jose Luis De La Fuente but you can expect a similar possession-hungry style from the team. They had 64% possession and made 685 passes when they faced Norway on Saturday.
Scotland vs Spain Stats & Facts
- This is the first meeting between these sides since 2011. Spain won that one 3-1 with goals from David Silva and David Villa.
- Scotland are unbeaten in their last five competitive matches.
- Spain haven’t had less possession than their opponents in a competitive match since 2016.
- Scotland have three wins in 13 matches against Spain.
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Spain looked strong against Norway but they afforded their opponents a couple of good opportunities. The Norwegians were able to create two clear opportunities to score despite seeing very little of the ball. The Scots will be looking to hit them on the break in a similar manner.
Under Steve Clarke, Hampden Park has become somewhat of a fortress for the national team. They have won seven of their last nine matches at home. Ukraine are the only team to beat them on this run. They have since avenged this defeat with a 3-0 win. They have also scored in all nine od these home matches that date back to September 2021.
In their last five away matches where they have been similarly priced to win, their opponents are averaging 1.2 goals per game. Scotland won’t have an abundance of opportunities but they have nothing to lose going into this one. These two sides haven’t met at this ground since 2010; when Spain were at the peak of their powers. Del Bosque’s side won 3-2 on that occasion.
John McGinn plays in a more advanced role for Scotland. He has three goals in his last five matches for the national team and is a constant threat going forward. The Aston Villa man has had two or more shots in four of his last five internationals. He is averaging 2.8 shots per game during that run. McGinn is also averaging 1.2 shots per game in the Premier League this season.
- Yes on Both Teams To Score
- Over 0.5 Shots For John McGinn
Bet Builder odds: 2.60
Odds via bet365 as at 12:00 March 27th 2023. Odds may now differ.