Slovenia v Scotland | Sunday 8th October 2017, 17:00 | Sky Sports
Scotland is 7/2 with Betway to reach Russia after their great escape against Slovakia on Friday.
Gordon Strachan’s men played well to win and need another three points in Slovenia tomorrow to clinch the second spot in Group F and a play-off place.
I tipped us to do no better than draw with the Slovaks without Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong but everyone played their part in a decent display that was helped by Robert Mak’s early red card.
The assumption is Slovakia will beat Malta at home – they are a best 1/14 – so Scotland need to win and Slovenia are out so that may help our cause.
Leigh Griffiths was our star turn against the Slovaks, hitting the bar and forcing two good saves from the keeper, and is 11/2 with Bet365to score first.
Slovenia, who have in goal Jan Oblak who is rated by some as the world’s best keeper, haven’t conceded at home and held England 0-0. And at Wembley on Friday it took a 94th minute Harry Kane goal to kill them off.
We beat them 1-0 at Hampden with a late Chris Martin strike and a 1-0 win pays 7/1 at BetVictor. In this instance, mind, I’m happy to take the 7/4 on a Scottish success.
Slovenia v Scotland – Scotland to win (7/4 Betway)