Scotland v Belgium | Monday 9th September 2019, 19:45 | Sky Sports
Scotland are capable of shocking the world – but against Russia we were just shocking. I tipped us to lose and a 2-1 defeat at Hampden flattered us and we're heading for another against Belgium.
The Belgians are rated the world's best – although they probably aren't – and I can't see anything but a loss when they visit Hampden. Steve Clarke is running out of options up front and in defence and it's only in midfield where Scotland seem to be strong.
Belgian star Youri Tielemans has compared us with San Marino but we're unlikely to keep to clean for 43 minutes as the minnows did. Scotland are as big as 8/1 at bet365 to win Belgium likely to be popular on accas at 4-9 with Coral.
I didn't take any positives from the Russia crash but two things give the Scots a sliver of hope. Firstly, the fact Belgium took so long to break down San Marino suggests they are badly missing Eden Hazard – and secondly we can't get much worse. If Roberto Martinez's men are in the mood it could be a rout but I'll stick with Belgium -1 at 6/5 with Bet365. We've lost 3-0 and 4-0 to the Belgians this year.
Scotland scored first against Russia and are 13/5 to do so again while just to net we are 5/6.
Romelu Lukaku, rested against San Marino, hurt us in Brussels with a double and is a confirmed starter after being one of the stars rested against San Marino. He is 16-5 at Betway to score first.
I can't pick a Scots scorer but Ryan Christie should start after impressing as a sub against Russia and is 9/1 at Unibet to hit the target.