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Are You Thinking About Betting on Scotland at Euro 2024? Reconsider!

Scotland may not have made the World Cup in 2022, but they are looking to stir up some magic at Euro 2024. The Euro 2024 predictions you’ll find here are the freshest, adapted to the upcoming tournament.

 

Are You Thinking About Betting on Scotland at Euro 2024? Reconsider!
Scott McTominay of Scotland | Marcel van Dorst / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP

Could Scotland Be the Darkhorse in Group A?

After missing out on five straight Euros, Scotland has made their second straight at Euro 2024. Prior to that, The Tartan Army had qualified for the Euros twice in back-to-back appearances in 1992 and 1996.

There has been virtually no success, with all three times having them exit in the group stage. In their last appearance, they did not win a single match while co-hosting Euro 2020.

Since May 2019, the Scotland national team has been managed by Steve Clarke. The 60-year-old has a background in English football, having worked with West Bromwich and Reading, but he returned to his homeland in 2017 to take charge of Kilmarnock, becoming the Scottish League Coach of the Season for the 2017-18 season.

Scotland is not considered the favorite in their group, nor the favorite for the whole tournament. The betting odds on them winning Group A are set at +800, while the price on winning the entire tournament is set at +10000.

Scotland’s form, too, is disappointing. A run of difficult friendlies against teams in the top 10 in the FIFA ranking led to a string of defeats, which combined with a couple of draws at the end of qualifying has served to take the wind from what was previously a buoyant group.

Perhaps Clarke’s most difficult job will be to install a winning mentality back into the group, particularly with defeat likely in the opening game against the tournament hosts.

With Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary making up a string of defensively solid opponents, you should fade Scotland in every game. If you want to bet on Scotland’s games you should go for cards, with 2.38 picked up per match in qualifying.

 

 

Scotland’s Strengths & Weaknesses

Scotland’s fighting spirit got them impressive victories over Spain and Norway in the qualifying campaign. Their midfield looks strong and organized and they should not be taken lightly.

Their defensive injuries, especially at right back, could become a problem. Also, their strikers are not the most prolific as they fail to create in the final third. A lot of responsibility lies on the midfield duo of Scott McTominay & John McGinn. Their recent form after the qualifiers is also quite concerning.

John McGinn is one of the vital pieces to this Scottish side, with his all-action style of play able to affect the game anywhere on the pitch. Unfortunately, he is committing a lot of fouls but that’s a plus for soccer player prop bettors who like wagering on bookings/yellow cards.

With the likes of Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, and Greg Taylor around, it’s no surprise that the left side has long been Scotland’s most important area of the pitch. The former, in particular, is key to their chances at the Euros and not just for his defensive abilities.

Winning has been very hard for Scotland to come by in the Euros. Their final group-stage match against Hungary seems like the best chance for them to get their first win at a major tournament since 1996. However, Hungary was unbeaten in their Euro 2024 qualifying so getting any result here will be easier said than done.

Scotland will play in the opening match of Euro 2024 against Germany on June 14th.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Who could be Scotland’s top scorer this summer at the Euro 2024?


Scott McTominay is enjoying a decent season. With seven goals and one assist in eight matches in the qualifiers and ten goals for Man United across all competitions, he is crucial for his national team.

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