For Scotland, beating Georgia at Ibrox is about more than getting down to the bread and butter of Euro 2016 qualifying afterperforming with great credit on a thankless trip to Germany last time out.
Luckily they find their visitors in a quite phenomenally bad run of form, having won a mere three of their last 30 matches in all competitions.
That sequence dates back to the 17th of October 2007, when the Crusaders dispatched the Scots 2-0 in Tbilisi, to all but end a courageous Euro 2008 qualifying campaign in which the latter had threatened to nab a golden ticket in favour of either World Champions Italy or France.
Given they have the twin plusses of substantial motivation and home advantage in their favour, the bwin layers 7/10 assessment about their chances looks an exceedingly fair one.
By contrast, the men from one of the ancient homes of wine making are unfancied 18/5 shots to improve their shoddy form with a victory and 14/5 to do likewise with a draw.
That the visitors will be without Levan Mchedlidze, will be a psychological boon to those of Tartan persuasion, as the Empoli striker notched on that night in 2007.
It’s one more nail in the coffin chances of nicking points through what seems to be a strategy of safety-first containment on the road for Temuri Ketsbaia’s side.
The Georgians were shut out in three of their four away games last season, with their sole scoring sortie coming against none other than Saudi Arabia.
Elsewhere during that sequence sides of the might of Kazakhstan and the UAE (as well as Spain) were able to record wins to nil over them.
Scotland are 6/4 to add their own shutout success to those of that rarefied group in Glasgow.
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