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On this coming Tuesday, Scotland and Spain gather at Hampden Park for an important qualifying match to the European Championship. Spain won 3-1 and 3-2 in the two most recent meetings with Scotland, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage.

After the first round of the group stage Scotland are number one on three points, while Spain have three points as number two. Scotland head to their upcoming match as number 42 in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to upcoming opponents Spain. They enter the game ranked number 10 in the world.

Coming away from their next European Championship match with anything but a defeat for Scotland would be a huge surprise. It looks like a question of simply trying to minimize the defeat everyone expects them to suffer. Spain ran rings around their first opponent in the European Championship group stage securing a great 3-0 home win. After such a great start to their campaign, they will be buzzing to get going in round two.

It would be a surprising outcome if Scotland were able to advance beyond the qualification stage, as they are not viewed as frontrunners in the group. Spain are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. It would be a surprise, should they fail to live up to expectations and qualify as group winner with relative ease.

Scotland vs Spain Prediction

Scotland Form

Their last three matches saw Scotland drawing 0-0 with Ukraine, losing 2-1 against Turkey before beating Cyprus by 3-0. Scotland claimed four wins from their past six internationals, where they drew one and lost one as well. They scored 12 goals and conceded five times.

Spain Form

In their past three matches, Spain lost 2-1 against Japan, drew 0-0 with Morocco and won 3-0 against Norway. Spain won thrice in their last six internationals, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They produced eight goals and conceded eight times.

Spain are favoured by the bookmakers, and while we are certain, Scotland is going to put up a fight, we believe the visitors will prevail in the end.


Scotland vs Spain Stats

  • Scotland have scored in 22 of the last 24 home matches
  • Scotland have not lost 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • Scotland have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Scotland matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Scotland have won 3 of the last 4 home matches without conceding a goal
  • Spain have scored in 25 of the last 26 matches
  • Spain have scored in 16 of the last 17 away matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Spain matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 Spain away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 5 of the last 6 Spain matches the sum of goals was over 2.5

Scotland vs Spain Team News

Scotland could have six players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with Spain this coming Tuesday. There is no need for Grant Hanley to show up in the Scotland dressing room, as he is suspended.

Nathan Patterson, John McGinn, Aaron Hickey, Ryan Jack and Callum McGregor nurses various injuries and won't take part for Scotland against Spain at Hampden Park.

Apparently, Spain have just two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match on Tuesday.

Spain need to do without Inigo Martinez and Daniel Carvajal, who are not fit enough to travel to Hampden Park.

Scotland vs Spain H2H

The last time the two nations squared up against each other, Spain ran away with a 3-1 victory. Scotland enter the match against Spain with a 0-1-2 record in their previous three encounters. A win rate of 0%, which is perhaps worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Scotland vs Spain Results

Both teams found the back of the net three times in the last three matches between Scotland and Spain.

Scotland vs Spain Betting Tips

Look no further than John McGinn, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He hit the target four times lately for Scotland in the European Championship, while Alvaro Morata managed three goals in the last half dozen matches for Spain in this tournament. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.

Scotland claimed seven wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in two of these outings. Spain won six of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost three. Scotland kept a clean sheet five times in their previous 10 matches on home soil, while, Spain have been able to keep a clean sheet in four of their last 10 games away from home.

Over 2.5 goals came up two times in the previous three encounters between Scotland and Spain, as Scotland scored 1.33 goals on average per game and Spain averaging 2.33 goals. Both teams scored in three times of these matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of Scotland’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Spain's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches.