Russia v Scotland Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th October 2019

Russians to sink Scotland

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Russia v Scotland Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, 10th October 7.45pm

Scotland’s chances of qualifying from Group I are thin at best. They are nine points behind second-placed Russia and therefore only a win for Scotland will keep their automatic qualification hopes alive with three games to go. But even then there would be a mountain to climb still. Russia have been in fine form and are strong favourites to collect the victory. Read our predictions for Russia v Scotland.

Russia v Scotland Betting Odds*

1 X 2
1/2 13/5 15/2

Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting at Bet365

Russia News and Form – Will Russia earn three points against Scotland?

It has been five wins in six group stage games by Russia. So they are on the brink of confirming their place at Euro 2020. Their one loss in this campaign happened against group leaders Belgium. Russia have notched up a total of 18 goals in their games so far, but nine of those happened in a drubbing of San Marino on home soil.

Russia 2-0 Correct Score


Their other two home games, Russia won 1-0 against Cyprus and Kazakhstan. The Russians have claimed a win in each of their last five European Championship home qualifiers. There was no goal conceded by them in that sequence as well. Russia in total, have taken a clean sheet in all but two of their last eight home qualification games. It adds up to being a difficult night for Scotland.

Russia v Scotland Head to Head

Russia took a 2-1 win in the first group meeting
Scotland are W0 D2 L1 in the overall head to head with Russia
The one previous meeting in Russia ended in a 0-0 draw in 1995
Two of the three previous meetings have ended under 2.5 goals

Key-Facts – Russia v Scotland

  • Scotland have won 2 of their last 8 away qualifiers
  • Russia have won five of their six qualifiers
  • Scotland trail Russia by 9 points in the group


Scotland News and Form

A win and Scotland would close the gap on Russia to six points, but that would still leave them with a tremendous amount of work to do to reach Euro 2020. The positive is that Scotland would only have easier games to play after this one in the campaign. If they suffered a loss in this game then they won’t be able to reach the top two in the group. They do have their play-off spot confirmed from winning their Nations League group though. Scotland have lost their two games against Belgium and the one against Russia in their last three qualification matches.

In total Scotland conceded nine goals in those three games. Back at the start of their campaign, they suffered a 3-0 loss against Kazakhstan which was a massive set back for them. While getting out of the group with Russia and Belgium there was always going to be difficult, had they beaten Kazakhstan, they would have at least been in closer touch with the in-form Russians. Scotland have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six games. There has been just two wins from them in their last eight away European Championship qualifiers.

Russia v Scotland Tips & Odds

Russia to win by 2 goals at 10/3
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 9th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.)

Russia v Scotland Predictions

Russia to win: Russia have produced the home form which suggests that they can get the better of Scotland. The Scots just haven’t been there with their quality at the back to suggest that they can go and get a victory. Home win to nil.