Faroe Islands vs Scotland: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Scotland will be hoping to take another step closer to the 2022 World Cup when they travel to face Faroe Islands on Tuesday at 7:45pm (UK time).
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Automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup is pretty much out of reach for Scotland, who are currently seven points behind leaders Denmark with just a three games left in Group F. However, on Saturday they took a massive leap towards a play-off spot with a big win over Israel. Scotland twice went behind at Hampden Park but goals from John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes brought them level before a 94th-minute winner from Scott McTominay sent the crowd into raptures. Steve Clarke’s men now sit four points clear of Israel and Austria with just three games left to play, holding a decent record in qualifying – winning four, drawing two and losing one match with the sole defeat coming against perfect Denmark.
For Faroe Islands, however, the dream of a major tournament is over for another year as they can no longer catch Scotland in second place. No one would have expected the minnows to cause Group F too many problems and that has been the case, with all four of their points coming against Moldova, the only team below them. At the weekend they were beaten 2-0 by Austria, their fifth defeat in seven, with only Moldova scoring fewer and conceding more.
Faroe Islands vs Scotland: Match Stats
Scotland’s attack may leave a lot to be desired at times, scoring 12 goals in their seven games so far, but their defence has been solid and the foundation on which their qualification campaign has been built. Clarke’s men have conceded seven goals, but more importantly they have also kept three clean sheets, shutting out Faroe Islands, Moldova and Austria so far.
If Scotland are to get the win, they’ll most likely rely on Lyndon Dykes to continue his good recent record for the nation. Dykes has scored five goals in 19 games for Scotland, but three of those have come in his past three matches, with the QPR forward netting the only goals in 1-0 wins over Moldova and Austria while equalising against Israel (against whom he also missed a penalty). In finding the net, Dykes became just the second Scotland player to score in three consecutive World Cup qualifying appearances after Mo Johnston, who bagged in five between September 1988 and April 1989.
31 March 2021 – Scotland 4-0 Faroe Islands – World Cup Qualifiers
16 November 2010 – Scotland 3-0 Faroe Islands – Friendly
6 June 2007 – Faroe Islands 0-2 Scotland – European Championship Qualifiers
2 September 2006 – Scotland 6-0 Faroe Islands – European Championship Qualifiers
6 September 2003 – Scotland 3-1 Faroe Islands – European Championship Qualifiers
Scotland have won eight of the 10 meetings between these two sides, including the past five in a row, scoring 18 goals and conceding just one. Faroe Islands’ best results in this fixture have been draws, a 1-1 in qualifying for Euro 2000 and a 2-2 ahead of Euro 2004.