Scotland vs Russia, UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying – Preview, Prediction, h2h, Lineups, Team Squads, and Live Stream
Scotland take on Russia on Friday hoping to recover their UEFA Euro 2020 qualification on track, realizing that misfortune to the team in second place in the group could be massively harming their chances of qualification for one year from now’s competition. Russia are appraised better than Scotland in recent form however Hampden Park is an extreme place to go to, so a nearby experience is on the cards in this Euro 2020 qualifier.
In any case, they realize they are in for an extreme test against the World Cup quarter-finalists – who are additionally the top scorers in qualification so far with 15 goals. Having failed to qualify for this competition since 1996, the Scots will without a doubt be up for this game.
Scotland vs Russia Team News
Scotland face an uphill battle to qualify having lost two of their four matches in Group I, however, triumph here would draw them level on points with their second-placed adversaries.
Defenders Grant Hanley and Liam Palmer have withdrawn from Steve Clarke’s squad because of injury, with David Bates and Mikey Devlin drafted in as their substitutions.
Liam Cooper is in this manner prone to accomplice Charlie Mulgrew in the centre of defence, while there are reviews for experienced duo Robert Snodgrass and Steven Naismith in addition to a first call-up for goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray.
Scotland, in the meantime, need a success to keep their expectations of qualifying from the group alive after two successes and two defeats. Nonetheless, Steve Clarke’s men do have the insurance of a play-off spot increased through the Uefa Nations League.
Russia have won their last three qualifiers, scoring 14 goals without answer, to cement their position in second place in the standings.
Midfielder Anton Miranchuk is out subsequent to suffering an injury in action for Lokomotiv Moscow a weekend ago, joining his sibling Aleksei on the sidelines, so Ruslan Kambolov has been called up to the squad.
The various players who began against Cyprus in June are in the squad yet Anton Shunin, Yury Gazinskiy and Alan Dzagoev are inaccessible as a result of an injury.
Russia are in an agreeable position going into Friday’s game, as of now sitting second having won three of their opening four games – losing just to Group I leaders Belgium.
Scotland vs Russia Match Details and Live Stream
Date: Friday 6 September
Time: 19:45 (BST)
Location: Hampden Park
TV Channel/Live Stream: Sky Sports Football (UK), Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Go app
Scotland vs Russia Head-to-Head (h2h)
The two sides have just taken each other twice, with both coming during Euro 1996 qualification. The two games finished in draws – 1-1 and 0-0.
Scotland vs Russia Predicted Lineups
Predicted lineup: Marshall; O’Donnell, Mulgrew, Cooper, Robertson; McGregor, McTominay, McGinn; Forrest, McBurnie, Fraser
Unavailable: Tierney (Injured), Hanley (Injured), Palmer (Injured), McKenna (Injured), Findlay (Injured), Souttar (Injured)
Predicted lineup: Guilherme; Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov; Ozdoev, Zobnin; Ionov, Golovin, Cheryshev; Dyzuba
Unavailable: Shunin (Injured), Anton Miranchuk (Injured), Aleksei Miranchuk (Injured), Gazinsky (Injured), Dzagoev (Injured)
Scotland vs Russia Team Squads
Goalkeepers: Craig MacGillivray, David Marshall, Jon McLaughlin
Defenders: David Bates, Liam Cooper, Mikey Devlin, Charlie Mulgrew, Stephen O’Donnell, Andrew Robertson, Greg Taylor
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie, Ryan Jack, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Kenny McLean, Robert Snodgrass, Scott McTominay
Forwards: James Forrest, Ryan Fraser, Oliver McBurnie, Steven Naismith, Matt Phillips, Johnny Russell
Goalkeepers: Guilherme Marinato, Andrey Lunyov, Soslan Dzhanayev
Defenders: Yuri Zhirkov, Fyodor Kudryashov, Mario Fernandes, Georgi Dzhikiya, Roman Neustadter, Andrei Semyonov, Sergei Petrov, Maksim Belyayev, Vyacheslav Karavayev
Midfielders: Aleksandr Golovkin, Aleksei Miranchuk, Aleksandr Yerokhin, Roman Zobnin, Deris Cheryshev, Aleksei Ionov, Magomed Ozdoyev, Anton Miranchuk, Ilzat Akhmetov, Dmitri Barinov, Zelimkhan Bakayev
Forwards: Fyodor Smolov, Artem Dzyuba, Nikolay Komlichenko
Scotland vs Russia Prediction
Scotland have won their last five competitive matches on home soil, which will give them heart going into this critical conflict. Russia will give extreme opposition, however, and given their recent goalscoring exploits plus the hosts’ injury issues in defence, the two teams scoring looks likely.
Scotland have been experiencing an extreme time, with fans unhappy with performances – particularly those grim showcases against Kazakhstan and San Marino.
Russia have a decent team, however, the difference is that they play with strong unity and belief. Therefore, they ought to have an excess of quality for the Scots and claim a crucial win for their qualification hopes.