Scotland vs DenmarkWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Nov 15, 2021, Hampden Park
SCOTLAND are in the World Cup play-offs, but Monday's final group game against runaway group winners Denmark is absolutely vital.
Steve Clarke's side deservedly got the job done in Moldova professionally enough, albeit with the trademark Scotland scare or two.
They now wrap up the group knowing a play-off is secure but it looks like they may have to secure a point at Hampden to guarantee a home tie for the semi-final, which would be an absolutely massive advantage.
Standing in their way are the all-conquering Danes, who boast a hugely impressive 100 per cent record with nine wins out of nine, although they did at least concede their only goal in the group in the most unlikely of circumstances when the Faroes netted in Copenhagen.
So while there may nothing at stake in terms of qualification, both sides should have plenty of motivation at a packed Hampden.
Scotland will have Lyndon Dykes back, but will have to do without Chisinau hero Nathan Patterson who is suspended.
How the bookies view it?
Recent head to heads
Denmark eased to a 2-0 win in Copenhagen, but Scotland were unlucky not to score after a dismal first half, as can be seen below.
Scotland have beaten the Danes on their last two visits to Scottish soil in two friendlies in 2011 and 2016.
Players to watch
Dykes has a great scoring record and has scored in each of his last four Scotland games. The QPR striker is 11/4 with Sporting Index to make it five in a row against the Danes.
Andreas Skov Olsen has scored in three out of four of the Danes qualifiers including the opening goal against the Faroes on Friday night. He's 5/2 to score with the same firm
Anything else catch the eye?
Scotland will fancy their chances here. There is a great groundswell of momentum building under Steve Clarke and they look like they have goals in them, even against a side who are as mean as Denmark have been in the qualifiers.
However, they are up against a Danish side who are currently in the top ten in the world and punish teams. Scotland could and should have conceded a couple in Moldova.
You could make a case for both teams to win this, but a draw wouldn't be a huge surprise and that's the call.
Scotland like to rake up the corners – they won ten at home to Israel and eight on Friday in Moldova, while the Danes only managed two against the Faroes. Scotland are bound to push in front of their fans and s Scotland success in the match bet at 7/5 with Unibet could be a solid investment.
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