SCOTLAND are hoping a helping hand from UEFA will land them three Nations League points on Saturday.
Steve Clarke's men looked ring rusty as they were held by Israel on Friday then were shocked to hear the next game in Czech Republic had been called off.
However, UEFA have ordered it to go ahead after Tomas Soucek and Patrik Schick came in contact with coaching staff who tested positive for Covid.
A shadow side will line up in Olomouc with no players from Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague and Viktoria Plzen involved.
It's clearer now what sort of side the Czechs will be playing with just two capped players in the squad and Under-18 coach David Holoubek taking charge.
In today's Daily Record Aberdeen keeper Tomas Cerny says he expects Scotland to win but warns them about underestimating the opponents who have nothing to lose.
Roman Hubnik, a 36-year-old veteran striker, is one of the capped men and plays for Olomouc where the game is being staged.
Scotland will expect to beat a second/third string side but there's no value in backing the win now at 1-2 and honestly the game should have been called off.
Scotland aren't likely to make many changes with Lyndon Dykes again leading the line but on the road his chances could be limited. He is 6-1 at Betway to strike first.
Ryan Christie netted the penalty goal against Israel and has now played a part in Scotland's previous seven games – two goals and five assists. Christie is 13-2 with Betway to break the deadlock and 22-5 to net at any time.
Last time we played in the Czech Rep it was 1-0 to the hosts and goals could be in short supply again.
Under 2.5 goals looks a good shout at 20-21 with betfair while under 1.5 is 13-5.
- Czech Rep v Scotland under 2.5 goals
- (20-21, betfair)