Scotland has a date with destiny awaits in Belgrade as they look to see off Serbia and book a place at their first major finals since 1998 by qualifying for the European Championships.

Steve Clarke’s men battled past Israel on penalties in the semis, while Serbia saw off Norway in extra time to set up this winner-takes-all clash at Arena Kombëtare.

Squad led by Ljubisa Tumbakovic is a big favorite to advance, especially after they outplayed Norway in Oslo last month.

Scotland will have to embrace the role of underdogs with a team from the United Kingdom against the attacking side led by Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at Rajko Mitic Stadium.

Team News 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who scored twice against Norway in the last round, has linked up with his teammates and should therefore be free to start.

Fellow attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 10 goals in Euro qualifying – behind only Harry Kane (12), Cristiano Ronaldo and Eran Zahavi (11 each).

Milos Veljkovic and Filip Djuricic will definitely play no part, however, with the latter testing positive for coronavirus.

Ryan Fraser’s absence is a blow for Scotland as the Newcastle forward looked the most dangerous player for Clarke.

Kieran Tierney is available for Clarke’s men once again and will likely join Scott McKenna and Scott McTominay in a back three.

Head to Head

These two nations have met only twice before with the first game in Glasgow ended without a winner and without goals 2012/13 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

However, Serbia celebrated a convincing 2-0 victory at this stadium thanks to the goals of Filip Djuricic.

Predictions 

Home win is currently priced at 1.80 odds on Betpay while Scotland have a smaller chance for victory, being priced at 5.75.

There have been few thrills in Scotland games of late and I cashed in by backing a half-time draw at 2.05 odds and under 2.5 goals when Clarke’s side beat Slovakia 1-0 in the Nations League.

Serbia 2-1 Scotland as Betpay offer 10.15 odds for the correct scoreline that is a thrilling offer you can stake on the platform.

 

 

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