Belgium v Scotland betting preview
Belgium have scored 8 goals and conceded just once in their perfect Euro 2020 qualifying campaign so farBelgium are already racing through this European Championship campaign with three straight victories. They opened their account last March beating 3-1 Russia at home and 2-0 Cyprus away, then Eden Hazard & co. secured a routine 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan last Friday. A perfect start means they sit top of Group I on nine points, with Russia and Scotland locked on six.
As to direct encounters, the Red Devils have won the last four meetings between the two teams without conceding. They eased past Scotland this past September in a friendly at Hampden Park as they ran out 4-0 winners, with goals coming from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi (2).
Roberto Martinez must decide whether to recall right wing-back Thomas Meunier or stick with Timothy Castagne. The back trio will be formed by top Premier League defenders such as Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Vincent Kompany while Thorgan Hazard should start as wing-back on the left side. Kevin De Brune and Axel Witsel will play in the middle of the park, supporting the likes of Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard upfront. Divock Origi, who scored in the Champions League final, may settle for a place on the Belgian bench.
Scotland have lost four of their last six matches on the roadScotland kept their slim hopes of automatic qualification alive with a dramatic 2-1 win over Cyprus on Saturday night, courtesy of a late goal scored by Oliver Burke. That was Steve Clarke's first game as manager. As a result, the Scots now have six points after three matches, having beaten San Marino 2-0 after a terrible 3-0 loss in Kazakhstan in the first qualifier. Already assured of a berth in the Euro 2020 play-offs due to their results in the UEFA Nations League, the Tartan Army would rather book their place automatically by climbing above either Belgium or Russia to finish in the top two of the Qualifying Group I table.
Steve Clarke is able to select from the same group of players that showed great resilience in the win against Cyprus. Fellow substitutes Scott McTominay and Stuart Armstrong are in contention to feature from the off as central and offensive midfielder respectively while Oliver Burke should lead the line, replacing Eamonn Brophy. Callum McGregor and John McGinn are likely to start in midfield, while captain Andy Robertson will be joined by Charlie Mulgrew, Scott McKenna, and Stephen O'Donnell at the back. The likes of Kieran Tierney, John Fleck, Oli McBurnie, Callum Paterson, Steven Fletcher and Steven Naismith are unavailable due to injuries.
Belgium v Scotland Starting Lineups Belgium 3-4-3): Courtois; Kompany, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Castagne, T. Hazard, De Bruyne, Witsel; E. Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku
Scotland (4-3-3): Marshall; O'Donnell, Mulgrew, McKenna, Robertson; McGregor, McTominay, McGinn; Forrest, Burke, Fraser
Belgium v Scotland Best OddsBetAndSkill's professional punters scour the web for all the highest odds, so you can find here the best prices around and maximise your profits. Find below the best odds on the Belgium v Scotland winner market (1X2 FT). New to betting or looking to expand your betting knowledge? Don’t worry! BetAndSkill got you covered thanks to our huge collection of betting guides!
Belgium v Scotland Betting TipsFeel free to copy our recommended bets on this match below! Back our recommeded bets as singles or use a Bet365 Bet Builder tool to back all these selections in a unique bet. We also suggest you to visit our free bets with no deposit section, select your completely free bets and combine them with our picks on Belgium v Scotland right now!
Looking for other Euro 2020 betting tips? See our Euro 2020 predictions section, packed with insight from our expert tipsters. Plus, if you are planning an acca bet, check out the latest promotions on our Football Accumulator Insurance page. We also have lots more free football tips for today across our portal.
Belgium v Scotland Free Bets & PromotionsThe following are the best free bets for UK players selected for you by the BetAndSkill team. Are you based in Britain? Choose your favourite offer, click the 'Claim' button and enjoy your betting bonus in a few simple steps! Otherwise, scroll this page to see the betting offers for non-UK customers.
T&Cs apply. 18+. Gamble responsibly.
LATEST FREE BETS & EXCLUSIVE OFFERSFind below the latest free bets launched by our trusted bookmakers accepting traffic worldwide (except the United States). Get also exclusive welcome offers by entering our special bonus codes:
T&Cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.