Belgium are at the top of their Euro Cup 2020 qualifying group with a 100% score after three rounds. Their next opponent, Scotland, have three points less. Is there a chance these two get on the equal number of points on Tuesday evening? Find out in the Belgium vs Scotland prediction and betting tips!
The match takes place at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, which is a major advantage for Belgium. This team plays fantastic at home. They’re without a defeat on their grounds since 2016 when they lost a friendly match against Spain. It’s needless to say that most of the games they played at home in the meantime were victories.
Actually, Belgium have been in a pretty impressive run for a recent couple of years, regardless of where they play. For instance, they did very well in Russia, winning third place at the World Cup 2018. They lost only one game in that tournament and it was the semi-final against France, who later won the World Cup title.
It’s not surprising why Belgium are playing so well. After all, their squad is made of some really classy players. Eden Hazard is their biggest star and this guy has been in the newspapers lately. The story goes that he’s agreed on a move to Real Madrid for a fee of about $100M.
Of course, Hazard isn’t the only top-class player in this team. It seems that Belgium have at least one fantastic footballer in every position on the pitch. And that makes them huge favorites against Scotland. But, before we give you our Belgium vs Scotland prediction, we need to see what kind of aces the Scots have up their sleeve.
They started their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with an embarrassing 3:0 defeat to Kazakhstan. To be fair, that game was played in Astana (now known as Nur-Sultan), a city that’s nearly 4,000 miles away from Glasgow. The long trip has probably had something to do with the defeat. In the favor of this goes the fact that Scotland won both of the games they played afterward.
They beat San Marino 2:0, which, to be frank, is not a big achievement. But, they also beat Cyprus in an away game. And before the qualifiers started, they also did very well in the UEFA Nations League. They finished on the top of the Group 1 of the League C, leaving behind Israel and Albania. In that competition, they won three out of four matches.
Another reason why they have a right to feel slightly optimistic is the fact that there are some pretty talented players in Scotland squad. Their captain, Andrew Robertson has won the Champions League this season with Liverpool. They also have a couple of very good players in the midfield, including Ryan Fraser from AFC Bournemouth and James Forrest from Celtic.
Unfortunately, they do have some problems with injuries. This is why you better take a look at the possible lineups before proceeding to the Belgium vs Scotland betting tips.
Courtois – Kompany, Alderweireld, Vertonghen – Witsel, De Bruyne, Castagne, Thorgan Hazard – Mertens, Eden Hazard, Lukaku
Marshal – Mulgrew, McKenna, O’Donnell, Robertson – McLean, McGinn, McGregor – Forrest, Fraser, Brophy
Belgium vs Scotland Prediction
Belgium are obviously the favorites here, but Scotland won’t give up without a fight. Although the home team is likely to win big, the visitors could score a goal or two. That said, betting on a big number of goals seems like a very smart move.
Belgium vs Scotland Prediction
- Belgium @1.14 (bet365)
- BTS @2.62 (William Hill)
- Over 3.5 Goals @2.33 (Unibet)