Euro 2016 Qualification – Scotland vs Poland Betting Preview

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Euro 2016 Qualification action on Thursday evening comes from Hampden Park with the whole game Live on Sky Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST)Kick Off Time.

Euro 2016 Qualification – Scotland vs Poland Betting Preview

Scotland currently sit in 4th place, four points behind Ireland who currently hold the 3rd place play-off position. Scotland will still fancy their chances of overtaking Ireland with two fixtures to go as Ireland have both Germany and Poland to face which could see them fail to pick up a single point, a win in this match would give them a great chance to overtake Ireland on the final game-week as Scotland face Gibraltar.

Scotland will need to resume their home form that saw them win their opening three home matches in the qualification stage before Germany came and defeated them. Scotland would love to take all three points on offer here but they have a huge task on their hands as Poland have lost just one game so far and that came against Germany away from home.

Poland currently sit in 2nd place and are just two points a drift of Germany who face Ireland on Thursday and they would love to finish top of their group but they also need to be wary of Ireland are a just two points behind them. Poland face Ireland on the final day which could possibly be a decider unless both results this time round go in Poland’s favour.

Poland will look to talisman Robert Lewandowski in this match as he has managed to bag six goals in his last three qualifying matches for Poland and is currently in a rich vein of form for his club.

Scotland vs Poland Head to Head Statistics

14/10/14 EUR Poland vs Scotland 2 : 2
05/03/14 FRI Poland vs Scotland 0 : 1
25/04/01 FRI Poland vs Scotland 1 : 1
19/05/90 FRI Scotland vs Poland 1 : 1
28/05/80 FRI Poland vs Scotland 1 : 0

These two sides have faced off on nine different occasions throughout their joint history including two meetings that took place last year. Overall, Poland have come out with the slight edge after winning three of those nine matches to Scotland’s two wins.

In the three meetings that have been hosted by Scotland, surprisingly Poland have been dominant with two wins and a draw but all three of those matches were played over 25 years ago.

Using head to head statistics alone, it would suggest that Poland will be victorious in this encounter but I would not read to much into these statistics as they are based on matches played way in the past.

Scotland Recent Form

07/09/15 EUR Scotland vs Germany 2 : 3
04/09/15 EUR Georgia vs Scotland 1 : 0
13/06/15 EUR Ireland vs Scotland 1 : 1
05/06/15 FRI Scotland vs Qatar 1 : 0
29/03/15 EUR Scotland vs Gibraltar 6 : 1

Scotland’s form is pretty poor at the minute with just two wins in five and those two wins cam against Gibraltar who have lost all eight qualifying matches and Qatar in a friendly. They have lost their last two matches against Germany and Georgia but they will have taken positives from the Germany game as they gave the current World Cup champions a close game.

Poland Recent Form

07/09/15 EUR Poland vs Gibraltar 8 : 1
04/09/15 EUR Germany vs Poland 3 : 1
16/06/15 FRI Poland vs Greece 0 : 0
13/06/15 EUR Poland vs Georgia 4 : 0
29/03/15 EUR Ireland vs Poland 1 : 1

Poland aren’t in the best form themselves with just two wins in their last five as well. They lost to Germany away from home which isn’t a result that would not be expected but draws to both Ireland and Greece will have game them something to think about going into a tough away game against a Scotland side who have won three of their four home qualifying games.

Scotland Team News:

Scotland will be missing a few players for this match including Kevin McDonald as he has pulled out of the squad, Charlie Mulgrew who remains out through injury and James Morrison due to suspension. They may also be without Watford winger Anya as he sat out of training following his muscle injury.

Poland Team News:

Poland seem to be free from any injury concerns currently and they only made one change to their squad for this round of fixtures with Sobiech coming into the frame which should see Poland line-up with their full strength squad.

Scotland vs Poland Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 9 meetings that have taken place between these two sides, there has been a total of 23 goals scored meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 2.56.

And in the three games in which Scotland have been the home side, there has been ten goals meaning that there has been an average goals per game statistic of 3.33.

Both sets of data suggest that the game on Thursday night will see at least two goals with the latter set of data suggesting we may see three or more goals scored.

Scotland vs Poland Current Betting Odds Market

Scotland are ever so slightly the underdogs to win this game with the online bookmakers and you can obtain a best price of 19/10 with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets for New Customers, for Spurs to be the one’s celebrating come the full time whistle.

The Draw does look a strong possibility in this match and I would be tempted to have a bet on it with best available odds of 9/4 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

Poland are currently the slight favourites to win this match but I would not bet on them as I could see this swinging either way but with a draw being my favoured outcome. The best price is 13/8 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

Scotland vs Poland Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

I think that this will be a very tight game because both teams have everything to play for and in the nine games that have taken place between these two, there has never been more than a goal separating them. I am expecting both teams to score in this match as Poland have scored in all of their qualifying matches so far and with Lewandowski in the form he is in at the moment it is difficult to see them not scoring here. As for Scotland, they have been very strong at home recently demonstrated by the fact that they managed to get two against Germany and they also got two goals against Poland in the reverse fixture last year.

My saver for this game is going to be Robert Lewandowski to score first as he will want to gibe his side the advantage in what could be a crucial game for their qualifying campaign. If you want to take a safer option, you can get him anytime at 6/4 with Bet365.

Scotland vs Poland Banker & Saver Tips

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