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Scotland vs England predictions: tips, odds & team news

Scotland vs England predictions: tips, odds & team news

Scotland and England meet in what will no doubt be a fiery international friendly on Tuesday at 7:45pm (UK time).

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Scotland vs England odds


*Odds correct as of 19:30 on September 9

Scotland will keep like they could beat anyone in the world right now and they’ll be hoping to get one over their Auld rivals this week. Steve Clarke’s men are on the brink of qualifying for Euro 2024, still perfect after five matches and top of their group. In fact, Scotland could have their spot confirmed before they next kick a competitive ball. Scotland have beaten Cyprus (twice), Georgia, Norway and Spain so far, but qualifying takes a sidestep now though, with England travelling to Hampden Park for a friendly.

And it’s no ordinary friendly. This game was announced on 22 November 2022, 150 years on from the first ever international football match, played between England and Scotland.

England go into this game off the back of a draw with Ukraine that ended their own perfect start to qualifying for Euro 2024. The Three Lions are still in pole position to finish top of their group and qualify for the tournament, but it was a bit of a speed bump and ended a four-game winning streak.

Scotland vs England predictions

Scotland vs England: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 17/20 with BetUK
Correct Score Scotland 2-1 England 12/1 with Ladbrokes
First Goalscorer Scott McTominay 25/1 with Paddy Power

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The stats behind our Scotland vs England predictions:

  • Scotland have won their last five games.
  • The last two games between England and Scotland have finished level.
  • England have scored in their last eight matches.
  • Scotland have scored in their last six matches.
  • Scott McTominay has scored six goals in his past five Scotland games.

Scotland vs England match tip

Double Chance: Scotland/Draw @ 11/10 with Betfair

Scotland haven’t beaten England since 1999 but they may not be in a better position to win this fixture. They come into the friendly in fantastic form and have a comfortable win over Spain under their belts this year. England, on the other hand, laboured to their draw against Ukraine and lacked inspiration up front at times. There’s also the fact that the last two meetings between these two sides finished level.

Scotland vs England Bet-Builder tip

Scott McTominay to score anytime, 10+ booking points each time & BTTS

Scott McTominay is the man of the moment for Scotland, particularly in Euro 2024 qualifying. The Manchester United midfielder has netted six goals in five games including a brace in the 2-0 win over Spain in March. But, of course, this will be a fiery affair as it always is between two rivals. The past five games have seen 13 yellow cards shown, with England currently ahead on 7-6.

Scotland vs England team news

Scott McTominay will be hoping to continue his fine scoring form for Scotland from the start. Che Adams played for England U20 before switching international allegiance to Scotland and will be hoping to hurt the Three Lions. Liam Kelly and Elliot Anderson have had to pull out due to injury.

England lost Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jack Grealish to injury before their draw against Ukraine. Gareth Southgate may want to shake things up after watching England struggle.

Scotland vs England head-to-head record

  • 18 June 2021 – England 0-0 Scotland – Euro 2020
  • 10 June 2017 – Scotland 2-2 England – World Cup qualifying
  • 11 November 2016 – England 3-0 Scotland – World Cup qualifying
  • 18 November 2014 – Scotland 1-3 England – Friendly
  • 14 August 2013 – England 3-2 Scotland – Friendly

England are unbeaten in their past five games against Scotland but had to labour to keep that run going in 2017 with a late equaliser from Harry Kane.

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