Scotland produced a gritty win over Cyprus on the weekend to move up to third place in their qualification group. They have no shot at automatic qualification, however, getting a bit of momentum going is all-important for them as they have the playoffs to look forward to. A chance of an appearance at Euro 2020 is still on for them. Read our Scotland vs Kazakhstan betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 16th, 2019 at 10:24 p.m.)
Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign started with a shocker of a 3-0 away defeat in Kazakhstan. Scotland were always going to struggle to qualify automatically in a group which contains Russia and Belgium, but that loss against Kazakhstan got them off to the worst start possible. They are now W4 L5 in the campaign having won 2-1 in Cyprus on Saturday. Scotland were hanging on a bit in the end, however. But this game against Kazakhstan does give Scotland that chance to get some momentum going of three straight wins. The Scots are W3 L2 in their last five competitive home games.
The meeting earlier in this campaign was the first meeting between the two nations
Kazakhstan are sat on 10 points in the group and with a victory, would jump above Scotland in the final group standings. So that is some kind of incentive for them. They have not had the greatest of times out on their travels however where they have picked up a W1 D1 L2 record, failing to score in two of those four road games.
Kazakhstan are officially eliminated from qualifying and have no shot at the play offs. They banked a 3-1 win at San Marino on the weekend, snapping a run of three straight losses in the group. It also snapped a six-match winless streak of away form (D3 L3) they were on in competitive matches.
Scotland have to bury that nightmare of a result against Kazakhstan right at the start of the campaign. They can get the home win here, but at the moment, it doesn’t look worth backing them to do it by more than one goal margin.
18th November 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting