Scotland v Malta | Monday 4th September 2017, 19:45 | Sky Sports
Scotland are 8/1 with William Hill to reach Russia and three wins should catapult us into the play-offs. I tipped us to take six points from Lithuania and Malta and that’s the hard part done – isn’t it!
The victory in Vilnius was impressive and on Monday ngiht any win against the Maltese combined with England beating Slovakia will leave qualification in our owns hands.
Patience will be key as it took England nearly an hour to break down Malta last week and at Wembley they only won 2-0. We thumped Malta 5-1 in Valetta but it was close until they had a man sent off.
Leigh Griffiths wasn’t on target last week but netted two on his last Hampden appearance against England. He is 10/3 at Bet365 to score first and 4/6 to net at anytime. We might need another Griffiths free-kick to break them down.
The Celtic hot-shot looks our best avenue for money-making in what’s expected to be an unchanged Scottish side.