Scotland are heading to Euro2024. What an incredible achievement by Steve Clarke and the squad he has assembled.
Scotland have been outstanding in this campaign and it all started with a 3-0 home win over Cyprus and then a few days later in March 2023 Scotland beat Spain 2-0 with Scott McTominay stealing the show with a brace that day and having a brilliant qualifying campaign with 5 goals.
Scotland then followed up these two wins with a 2-1 away win in Norway which set alarm bells ringing all over Scotland as they had won their first three games in a qualifying campaign for a very long time.
Coming from a goal down as well, Scotland delivered a sucker punch to Norway as they scored two late goals and put them firmly on their way to qualifying.
When would the bubble burst is what some thought, but Scotland disposed of this weeks opponents Georgia with a 2-0 home win and then a comfortable 3-0 away win over Cyprus.
This left Scotland top of their qualifying table and all set to be announced as one of the qualifying teams if results went their way.
The Scots headed to Spain and were undone 2-0, but they were confirmed as qualifiers and can now set their sights for Germany next summer and Euro 20024 awaits.
For Steve Clarke, they head to Georgia knowing they have qualified and they can look to give fringe players exposure at international level as well as maybe try out a new formation or style of play.
For Georgia, they can’t qualify and for them a morale boosting win is all they will look to play for in this match.
For Scott McTominay, although he has been overtaken as top goalscorer in the qualifying campaign by Lukaku, scoring 6 goals in the qualifying campaign is superb and he can definitely add to this tally on Thursday afternoon.
For Scottish strikers, they can look to get confidence and with huge confidence in the side, there is no reason why Scotland can’t come to Georgia and continue their fine form in this group.
|23/20 William Hill
Scotland won 5 in a row at the start of this Euro 2024 qualifying campaign and now they have qualified, Steve Clarke will not let his side settle for a below par display and they will want to continue the momentum and finish the campaign on a high so they go into next year’s Euro 2024 in good form.
For this reason and the fact Scotland are a better side than Georgia and as a group they are very settled, our punters.pub bet of the day is 23/20 Scotland to beat Georgia with William Hill.