Football Tips: Spain to see off Scotland in this 18/1 Euro 2024 qualifier Bet Builder

Our tipster Shane O'Brien sees Spain securing another three points in Scotland

Scotland v Spain Bet Builder Betting Tips

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Scotland v Spain Betting Tips

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Spain to Win
Both Teams to Score
Gavi to be Shown a Card
John McGinn to have 1 or More Shots on Target

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Tuesday 7:45pm: Scotland v Spain
TV: Premier Sports 1, Viaplay Sports 1

Spain to Win

This game is something of a free hit for Scotland. With Spain likely to win Group A at a canter, it is Scotland’s two meetings with Norway that will determine the second automatic qualifying spot, meaning anything here is a bonus. 

Both Spain and Scotland recorded identical opening-day 3-0 wins, with both sides adding gloss to a fairly uninspiring display through a late brace from a substitute (Joselu & Scott McKenna). Granted, Spain’s 3-0 win over Norway was far more impressive than Scotland’s win over group minnows Cyprus. 

Scotland boast an excellent recent record at Hampden Park, losing just once in their last 17 home games and winning 12 games in that spell. They will provide Spain with a test but face an enormous task against a side that rarely loses qualifying games. 

Spain have lost just once in their last 36 World Cup and Euro qualifiers, winning 31 times. They will be eager to prove themselves after a disappointing World Cup campaign, while new coach Luis de la Fuente will be desperate to make a strong start as manager. 

Both Teams to Score

Scotland have scored in each of their last 13 home games, last failing to do so against Israel in October 2020. They have scored 15 goals in their last six competitive home games and will provide a stern test for the Spanish defence. 

Spain conceded in half of their qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and showed weaknesses at the World Cup during the winter. Scotland have every chance of scoring on Tuesday night and should give the Hampden faithful something to cheer about. 

Scotland, McGregor, Dyke, Robertson, march 2023

Gavi to be Shown a Card

Gavi displays an uncommon amount of aggression for an 18-year-old footballer, especially such a technically gifted one. The Barcelona midfielder has received five yellow cards in La Liga this season, the most of any Barcelona player. 

He has also made almost double the number of fouls of any other Barcelona player, averaging 2.3 fouls per game. Playing in a fevered Hampden atmosphere, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Gavi display the aggression he usually displays at club level on the international stage. 

John McGinn to have 1 or more Shots on Target

John McGinn seems to step up his form considerably when playing for Scotland. The Aston Villa midfielder has scored three goals in his last five appearances for Scotland despite failing to score a single club goal this season in 25 appearances. 

McGinn grabbed Scotland’s opener against Cyprus on Saturday afternoon and will be one of their main threats against Spain on Tuesday. McGinn averaged 3.2 shots per game during Scotland’s Nations League campaign last year and is good value to land at least one shot on target on Tuesday night. 

Scotland v Spain Bet Builder Tips

Spain to Win
Both Teams to Score
Gavi to be Shown a Card
John McGinn to have 1 or more Shots on Target

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