Scotland are in dreamland! Two late goals away at Norway on Saturday secured an incredible 2-1 over a Norway side featuring Erling Haaland and Martin a. Conceding a penalty after 60 minutes where treble winning Haaland scored, it looked like an uphill struggle for Scotland.
However, Steve Clarke has a group of men who never give up. After beating Spain 2-0 at home, then a convincing win over Cyprus, Scotland made it three wins in a row, but scored in the 87th and 89th minute against Norway.
Lyndon Dykes and Kenny McLean were the scorers in Norway and this put the traveling Scottish fans into ecstasy as they are well on their way to qualifying to a major competition for a long time.
A brilliant move which ended with McLean finishing calmly saw Scotland secure a dramatic last minute winner and the strength of the squad is showing dividends. The individual quality may not match that of Haaland or Odegaard, but with the likes of Kieren Tierney Andy Robertson and Scott McTominay in the squad, who all play for top clubs in England, Scotland can continue to push on in this group.
John McGinn has a new lease of life under Unai Emery at club level and this showed on the international stage as he was influential in the game to give Scotland a good outlet to create chances.
Georgia come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Cyprus, who are the weakest team in the group. This victory will give them confidence as they head to Scotland on Tuesday, but with a hugely passionate crowd to get behind the Scotland side, this will prove difficult for them.
Georgia remain undefeated in this campaign so far with a 1-1 draw at home to Norway in their opening game so Scotland can’t take Georgia for granted and will have to play well to make it four wins in a row.
After a long season, this is the final push for both sides and with home advantage, Scotland must make this count to continue their amazing start to the qualification stage of Euro 2024 and should Scotland win this, they can begin to dream of heading to Germany for the tournament next summer.
This is a big test for Scotland as they have been faultless so far in the qualifying campaign and can’t take anything for granted against a tough Georgia side. Home advantage will be key for Scotland to give everything for another win to secure their position at the top of the group.
Our punters.pub bet on the day is Scotland to win by 1 goal in the winning margin market at 12/5 with Bet365. Expect this to be a tight contest where one goal can win it for Scotland.