Odds: Scotland 7/5, Draw 2/1, Slovakia 21/10
Kick Off: 1945, 05/10/2017
Stadium: Hampden Park
TV: Sky Sports
Scotland can continue their late charge for a place in the World Cup play-offs by beating Slovakia in their penultimate Group F qualifier on Thursday.
Gordon Strachan’s side will move up to second place if they prevail and Slovenia fail to beat England at Wembley.
The Tartan Army will create a cracking atmosphere at Hampden Park and we’re on the hosts at 7/5 in our Scotland vs Slovakia betting predictions.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland’s hopes of reaching Russia 2018 looked all but over when they suffered back-to-back 3-0 defeats away to Slovakia and England in October and November last year.
However, they have since rallied to record three wins and a draw with the group leaders, so now go into the closing stages with a huge amount of confidence and self-belief.
With a first trip to a major tournament since 1998 at stake, Strachan said: “I spoke to one or two lads over the past few weeks and they are really looking forward to this. They think this is huge and they all want to be involved.
“If there were any people who didn’t believe in what we were doing, or didn’t trust us, then we wouldn’t be here. But we are here and we are all relishing it.”
Momentum is a massive thing in sport and we like 29/10 for the home team to prevail by a one-goal margin in our Scotland vs Slovakia betting tips.
A Look At Slovakia’s Betting Odds
Slovakia have also shown plenty of spirit in this World Cup qualifying campaign after starting out with 1-0 losses to England at home and Slovenia away.
They then went on a run of five straight victories and led England at Wembley last time out before eventually going down 2-1.
Former Liverpool centre-half Martin Skrtel marshals an experienced rearguard and Napoli star Marek Hamsik provides the creative flair going forward.
The visitors can be fragile at the back on the road, though, with Slovakia yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in this pool.
Looking at the Scotland vs Slovakia odds, we’re going for the hosts to shade a 2-1 victory at 17/2.
Last World Cup result:
SCOTLAND 2-0 Malta – Christophe Berra, Leigh Griffiths
England 2-1 SLOVAKIA – Stanislav Lobotka
Head-to-head: Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
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