Scotland travel to Serbia on Thursday (7:45pm kick-off) for a one-off match with a place at next summer’s European Championships on the line.
After finishing third in Group I, Steve Clarke’s men made it past Israel on penalties in their first play-off match and are now just one more victory away from reaching their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup — and their first Euros since 1996.
Standing in their way is Ljubiša Tumbaković and his Serbia side who finished third in Group B, just three points behind Portugal, and beat Norway 2-1 in the previous play-off round. In doing so, Serbia managed what so many before them have failed to do: keep Erling Haaland off the scoresheet.
With everything on the line, this promises to be a night of nerves and tension that feels almost impossible to call.
Where to watch Serbia vs Scotland on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Football
- US: TUDNxtra
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Serbia & Scotland’s previous line-ups:
- Serbia (vs Turkey): Dmitrovic; Milenkovic*, Mitrovic, Kolarov*; Lazovic, Maksimovic, Lukic, Ristic; Milinkovic-Savic*, Đuričić*; Mitrovic.
- Scotland (vs Czech Republic): Marshall; McTominay, Gallagher, Considine; O’Donnell, Jack, McGregor, Taylor; McGinn; Dykes, Fraser.
Tumbaković is facing something of a selection crisis with travel restrictions looking set to deny him Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nikola Milenkovic and Filip Đuričić who all started their recent Uefa Nations League match against Turkey.
Clarke will have Ryan Christie and Stuart Armstrong available for selection again.
Players to watch:
- Serbia: With a growing list of potential absentees, Tumbaković is going to need his remaining stars to give him everything they’ve got in order to reach the European Championship finals. Dusan Tadic remains available for selection and whether it’s a patchwork Serbia team or a full-strength XI, the Ajax man will play a key role against Scotland on Thursday. The 31-year-old has started the 2020/21 campaign in fine form, notching eight goals and three assists across 11 Eredivisie and Champions League appearances combined so far, while he has found the net in each of his last five outings. Tadic is yet to score for Serbia in 2020 but given his pedigree, Scotland will be well aware of the threat he poses.
- Scotland: Ryan Fraser was the hero for Scotland last time out, netting the only goal of the game as Clarke’s side picked up three points against the Czech Republic in the Uefa Nations League. The 26-year-old’s only goal for Newcastle so far this season came against Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup and, thus far, Fraser has had to make do with cameo appearances from the bench. However, he illustrated time and again during his time at Bournemouth how much of a threat his pace can be and he’ll be relishing the prospect of facing a potentially decimated Serbian defence on Thursday. Will he be the hero who finally ends Scotland’s long tournament wait?