Moldova Vs Scotland Betting Tip: Scotland HT/FT – 12 November 2021

Scots should grind out fifth straight victory?

Eugeniu Sidorenco / Moldova ©IMAGO / Domenic Aquilina March 24, 2016

Moldova, Republic of Moldova Vs Scotland Scotland

Friday, 12 November 2021 – 17:00 GMT
World Cup Qualifier
Pick: Scotland Half-Time/Full-Time
Odds: 4/5
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 10 November 2021)

Preview: Three points are all that is needed for Scotland to guarantee a second place finish in Group F, and Steve Clarke’s men are the short priced favourites to do just that on their first visit to Chisinau since a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier seventeen years ago.

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Moldova – Sixth successive loss beckons?

As expected, Moldova have merely made up the numbers in World Cup qualifying. Through eight rounds the team currently ranked 181 in the latest FIFA rankings – 139 places below Scotland – has amassed one solitary point, scored only four and conceded 24. The latter giving them a goals against average of three per game.

So it could be another long evening ahead for head coach Roberto Bordin, who is still to register a win in a competitive fixture since his appointment in February of this year (D1 L7). Including a run of five straight defeats, all in World Cup qualifiers, coming into this fixture. Although only one of these resulted in a losing margin greater than two.

Another slender loss may be the best they can hope for once more, as the 1-0 victory at home to Azerbaijan in a June friendly represents their sole win across their past 26 matches and their only one on home soil in more than two years. Losing the last three home matches in this campaign by an aggregate of 1-10 since claiming a point against the Faroe Islands.


Scotland Win By One Goal



Scotland – Clarke forced to shuffle his pack?

After labouring to a potentially precious 1-0 win last time out in the Faroe Islands, the Scots have put themselves in a strong position to finish second in Group F. From there they can begin to dream of a second successive major tournament appearance following on from the summer’s EURO’s. First, though, they must wrap up formalities in Moldova.

Four points clear of the Israelis in third. Victory at Zimbru Stadium will therefore seal second spot with a qualifier to spare, which would go a long way to easing any anxiety. Especially with that final fixture being against an imperious Denmark side yet to drop a point. It would be a first for Scotland, though, having drawn 1-1 on their only previous visit to Chisinau.

The Tartan Army touch down in the Moldovan capital with all the momentum blowing beneath their sails, winning their last four qualifying matches – the first time they have won four competitive fixtures since 2007 – all by a one goal margin. A blow for manager Steve Clarke, though, is the absence of suspended duo Ryan Christie and Lyndon Dykes.

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Moldova Vs Scotland Betting Advice

Odds of 1/4 about a Scotland victory are unlikely to make much appeal, especially for those who caught them ambling to an unconvincing 1-0 victory away to the Faroe Islands in their most recent qualifying outing. Lyndon Dykes, who netted the 86th minute winner in that fixture, is suspended along with attacker Ryan Christie, further depriving manager Steve Clarke of creativity and goal threat in Chisinau.


Moldova Vs Scotland – Key Facts:

  • Sitting bottom of Group F, Moldova (D1 L7) are looking to avoid a sixth consecutive loss when they host a Scotland (W5 D2 L1) side chasing a fifth successive victory.
  • Each of Moldova’s last three WC Qualifiers saw them trail at half-time and full-time, losing the last two versus Austria and Denmark ‘to nil’.
  • Scotland needed 86th and 94th minute winners in their previous two qualifiers to maintain their four-match winning run, with each of these victory coming via a single goal margin.


Taking into account those absentees up front, as well as their inability to negotiate even the most simplest of tasks on paper without a scare, banking on another nervy victory could be the way to go. Scotland have won each of their last four qualifiers, each by a single goal. Meanwhile Moldova, for all they sit bottom of the group, did make life difficult for Austria (needed late goals in either half) and Israel (before the red card).

Best Betting Odds – Moldova Vs Scotland

Moldova – 20/1 (Bet365)
Draw – 5/1 (Betfair)
Scotland – 1/4 (Betway)