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Russia vs Scotland Betting Tips - Hosts backed to shutout Tartan Army

Russians to make it six in row against Scotland in Euro 2020 qualifier
Russia vs Scotland
Russia are set to claim a clean sheet in victory over Scotland in Euro qualifier (Getty Images)

Russia vs Scotland Betting Tips

Russia should have the upper hand when they face Scotland in their Euro 2020 qualifier at the Luzhniki Stadium. The hosts are currently on a five-match winning run, keeping four clean sheets in that span and are backed to secure a win to nil.

Russia Form & Team News

Russia claimed a 1-0 victory at home against Kazakhstan in their last qualifying fixture. After missing a number of goalscoring opportunities, they finally found the breakthrough in the 89th minute through Mario Fernandes.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s men are continuing their pursuit of Group I leaders Belgium and look well on course to secure automatic qualification for Euro 2020. They have won their last five matches and are priced at 1.53 to triumph on Thursday but having kept four clean sheets in their last five matches, I am tipping a win to nil here at 2.20.

Russia’s recent good form has been driven tight defence which boasts the duo of Georgiy Dzhikiya and Andrey Semenov. Captain Artem Dzyuba should lead the line on Thursday having scored six goals in his last four appearances. 

Stanislav Cherchesov
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has led his country to five straight wins (Getty Images)

Scotland Form & Team News

Scotland were disappointing in their previous qualifying fixture as they suffered a 4-0 defeat at home against Belgium. They were second best to the Belgians throughout the contest and struggled to cope with their rampant attack.

Steve Clarke’s men have been poor in recent matches and head to Russia off the back of three straight defeats. Their poor form means they are priced at 7.50 for an unlikely win on Thursday while a draw is set at 4.20.

Scotland have struggled for goals in recent matches having scored just once in their last three fixtures. With Oliver McBurnie ruled out through injury, Oliver Burke is likely to start in attack with James Forrest providing support.

Russia vs Scotland Head to Head 

Russia have never lost to Scotland with one win and two draws from three previous matches. They claimed a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture in Scotland.

Russia vs Scotland Betting Odds

A win for Russia is priced at 1.53 while Scotland are valued at 7.50 for a win with a draw set at odds of 4.20. A -1 handicap bet is paying 2.50 while a home win to nil is offered at 2.20 on bet365. 

Artem Dzyuba is backed at 2.05 in the anytime goalscorer market with the striker also tipped at 4.00 to score the first goal.

Russia vs Scotland Match Up 

Russia have been excellent defensively and are yet to be breached at home in the qualifiers. Georgiy Dzhikiya and Andrey Semenov should stand firm against the Scottish attack while Artem Dzyuba will carry the threat at the other end of the pitch.

Scotland are likely to miss Oliver McBurnie in attack with the Sheffield United striker often a handful for defenders. James Forrest has failed to score in his last six matches and should struggle in Moscow.

Russia have kept clean sheets in four of their last five matches (Getty Images)

Russia vs Scotland Key Statistics 

  • Russia have won their last 5 matches (European Championship Qualification).
  • Russia have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 matches (European Championship Qualification).
  • Scotland have lost their last 3 matches (European Championship Qualification).
  • Scotland have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 matches (European Championship Qualification).

Where is Russia vs Scotland?

Russia vs Scotland will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

When is Russia vs Scotland?

Russia vs Scotland will kick off at 19.45 CET on Thursday 10 October 2019.

What happened in the last Russia vs Scotland match?

Russia claimed a 2-1 victory the last time they faced Scotland in the reverse fixture in September.


Russia have been excellent in recent matches having claimed five straight victories. With four clean sheets in that run, I am tipping a home win to nil at odds of 2.20.

Best Bet: Russia Win to Nil @2.20 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Russia Win 2-0 @6.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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