Scotland vs England predictions: Prolific marksman a 13/2 anytime gift

In-form Scotland must scent a first win over the auld enemy since 1999

betzone

betzone

9 months ago

England are 3/4 favourites for victory away to Scotland in the 150th renewal of the oldest rivalry in international football, but Gareth Southgate’s men will face hosts buoyant on the back of five successive wins.

Our Scotland vs England predictions can’t help but think Steve Clarke’s side are being priced up somewhat dismissively at 7/2 for victory, along with the goalscoring chances of one of the chief architects of their recent strong form.

Scotland vs England betting tips

Scotland to win (draw not bet) 23/10
Scott McTominay to score anytime @ 13/2
Under 22.5 booking points @ 5/4

Find the latest football odds at Betzone

Flying Scotsmen given surprisingly short shift in the betting

England lost their 100% record in Euro 2024 qualifying away to Ukraine on Saturday but any hopes they have of putting that listless showing behind them will be placed under severe scrutiny by hosts that have won their last six home games, keeping five clean sheets in the process.

Southgate’s men are at least one cut above the majority of their victims on that run, but the sighting of Spain among that sextet of scalps means bettors have to take Scotland seriously.

At odds-against with the draw-no-bet concession, they look like good value here, especially given how listless the men with Three Lions on their shirts looked last time out.

Tip: Scotland to win (draw not bet) 23/10

Euro 2024 Qualifying joint top scorer an underrated goal threat

Scott McTominay has played a grand total of 7 minutes for Manchester United this season. Yet any suggestion that rustiness might scupper his improbable Scotland scoring form was swiftly put to bed when he bagged within seven minutes of last Friday’s 3-0 win over Cyprus.

The 26-year-old has been playing a lot further forward for the national team than he does for his club and has now notched seven times in his last five outings for his country.

He sits joint top of the goalscoring charts in Euro 2024 qualifying alongside current teammate Rasmus Hojland and former Red Romelu Lukaku.

Tip: Scott McTominay to score anytime @ 13/2

History suggests betting against the England-at-Hampden hype

Mention of England vs Scotland readily evokes a feisty encounter, friendly or not, but the form book suggests under 22.5 booking points (equivalent to two yellow cards or less) is a very viable play at odds against.

Scotland themselves have earned just one caution in their last six home friendlies, while there have been a total of four yellows issued across their last 10 non-competitive home internationals dating back to England’s last friendly visit.

That 2014 match produced a solitary booking, as have eight of the nine home friendlies Steve Clarke’s men have hosted since.

Tip: Under 22.5 booking points @ 5/4