Kazakhstan vs Scotland predictions and betting tips for the Euro 2020 qualifying match on Thursday 20th March 2019. Scotland get things underway at 3pm on Thursday and they’ll be desperate for a good start on the road to Euro 2020.
In a group containing Belgium and Russia, Scotland will probably fancy their chances of at least getting a top two finish in their Euro 2020 qualifying group and players like James Forrest will be key to their chances. He scored five goals in the UEFA Nations League including a hat-trick in Scotland’s final match against Israel and the Scots will be hoping he can continue that form into this qualifying. Swansea’s Oliver McBurnie is yet to break his duck for his country but he has banged in 16 goals for his club this season so he’ll be hoping to get a chance by manager Alex McLeish. It remains to be seen what line-up McLeish goes with for this match but if McBurnie gets a place in the starting line-up then he looks a good bet for an anytime goalscorer in this match to kick-off our Kazakhstan vs Scotland predictions at odds of 21/10 with MoPlay.
Before the qualifying campaign has even started, Scotland would have pinpointed this match as one of the away games they really need to win given they will have much tougher assignments in both Belgium and Russia to navigate and we think they’ll get exactly that is a tight affair. Scotland won three of their four matches in their Nations League campaign including a brilliant 4-0 away win in Albania and even though we are predicting a win for them here, it could be a much tighter affair. Kazakhstan have only lost one of their last six but they’re normally involved in tight games, so the second Kazakhstan vs Scotland prediction is for Scotland to win this match 2-1. At the time of writing, you’ll get 8/1 at Ladbrokes for this bet.
Next summer’s Euro 2020 will be played across the continent with 12 cities in 12 different countries hosting matches. Glasgow is one of those host cities and Scotland would love the chance to be at their first tournament since 1998. They have often come unstuck in matches like these but they put up a good show in World Cup 2018 qualifying, winning four and drawing two of their last six games. Early defeats against England and Slovakia gave them a mountain to climb and that is something Alex McLeish will want to avoid this time around. A 4-0 win in their last away match at Albabia will give them confidence going into this match and that’s why our main prediction is for a Scotland win.
Kazakhstan are currently ranked as the 117th best footballing nation in the world (Scotland are 40th) which illustrates a big gap in quality between the sides, but this weeks’ hosts have picked up encouraging results in the last 12 months including wins over Andorra and Moldova and three draws in six Nations League matches. They didn’t win a single match in World Cup 2018 qualifying though and Scotland will be hoping that they can get three points here.
Scotland to win – 5/6 with Ladbrokes.
Oliver McBurnie to score anytime – 21/10 with MoPlay.
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