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Scotland v Moldova betting tips: Scots have work to do

| 31.08.2021

Preview and odds for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier

After defeat in Copenhagen, Scotland continue their World Cup qualifying campaign hoping to bounce back against the Group F minnows so we have looked at the odds to find some Scotland v Moldova betting tips.

Steve Clarke’s side lost their unbeaten record in the group after going down to Denmark on Wednesday while Moldova were beaten at home by Austria.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at Hampden Park, Glasgow, kicks off at 7.45pm BST.

Scotland v Moldova match odds

Scotland will be seeking a response following a 2-0 defeat to table-toppers Denmark as they bid to make the World Cup finals for the first time in 24 years.

They have now failed to win any of their last four matches, having been beaten by the Czech Republic and Croatia in the European Championship finals and drawing with runners-up England.

A win against the Faroe Islands and draws with Austria and Israel followed by Wednesday’s defeat means Scotland sit fourth in the table, seven points behind Denmark.

Clarke’s side are 2/9 to beat Moldova, who have let in 15 goals in their four games.

Scotland have only lost three of their last 16 World Cup qualifying matches (W8 D5) and were unbeaten in each of their previous nine before they fell in Copenhagen.

Moldova, whose sole point from four games came in a 1-1 draw with the Faroe Islands in March, were handsomely beaten by Austria on Wednesday, with goals coming from Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic.

Moldova did manage to score in two of their three previous qualifying games but were hammered 8-0 by the Danes.

Roberto Bordin’s Moldova side are 16/1 to beat Scotland while the draw is on offer at 24/5.

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Scotland v Moldova head-to-head

Scotland have met Moldova twice before, both during their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Following a 1-1 draw in Chisinau in October 2004, Scotland chiselled out a 2-0 win at Hampden Park in June 2005, with second-half goals from Christian Dailly and James McFadden.

Moldova have scored in only three of their last 11 games and Scotland have netted in six of their previous nine internationals. It is 29/20 for both sides to strike this time.

Moldova have lost four of their last six games, although they drew with the Faroe Islands and beat Azerbaijan 1-0 in a friendly in June. They are 10/3 to win or draw in the Double Chance market.

Three of Moldova’s last 12 internationals have yielded three goals or more and it is 7/10 for that to be the case this time.

Scotland v Moldova team news

Scott McTominay and Stuart Armstrong are missing for Scotland but John McGinn, who has scored 10 goals in his last 11 World Cup/European Championship qualifying matches, could return.

The Aston Villa midfielder was ruled out of the trip to Denmark after testing positive for Covid-19.

Scotland v Moldova key battles

Moldova have conceded a total of 49 goals in their last 20 internationals and Bordin will set his side up to frustrate Scotland.

The visitors have failed to score in 14 of their last 20 matches and it is 7/10 for Scotland to win to nil.

Moldova have kept a clean sheet in just two of their last 20 games.

View the latest World Cup qualifying odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Simon Milham