SPAIN should mean more pain for Scotland tonight after their Czech horror show.

Only fans with saltires branded across their chests by hot pokers will consider any kind of positive result for Craig Levein's men in the 2012 qualifier at Hampden.

And who can blame them after the negativity displayed by the side in Prague.

Scared of the Czechs? That was rubbish. Terrified of Spain? They should be – even if they are missing Torres, Xavi and Fabregas.

The world and European champions are massive favourites to maintain their 100 per cent Group I record in Glasgow and it would take a memorable display to stop them.

Scotland have shocked the likes of France and Holland in recent past but the jury's out over Levein after his tactics failed miserably last Friday.

The boss is “gambling” by playing one striker – Kenny Miller – against the Spanish but bookies are still asking: Will they have a shot on target?

In fact they are offering a price on whether we will win a corner – something that was beyond us in Prague.

Not to test keeper Iker Casillas at all is a 3-1 shot with who also offer 3-1 on one shot on target, 4-1 two, 5-1 three and 7-4 four or more.

Scotland are 10-3 with not to win a corner, 4-1 for one, 4-1 two, 5-1 three and 7-4 four or more.

Spain are expected to have the bulk of possession and Scotland are 5-6 with to enjoy more than 37.5 per cent of the ball and 5-6 for under 37.7 per cent.

Scotland are a biggest 9-1 with William Hill and totesport to win but firms don't expect the price to cave in.

More at threat is Hills' biggest 2-5 on the Spanish while the draw pays 4-1 at totesport.

If you expect more of the same in attacking sense from the Scots consider Spain to win to nil at 17-20 with William Hill or the Spanish to keep a clean sheet at 4-6 with Hills.

Scotland are 6-4 with Hills to score once, 6-1 twice and 25-1 for three.

Spain are 9-2 with Hills not to score, 21-10 one, 11-5 two, 19-5 three and 11-2 four or more.

Scotland have netted just two goals in three qualifiers and under five in total pays 11-4 at Hills. My choice would be between five and seven at evens while more than seven is 15-8.

Miller is a best 11-1 at Paddy Power to break the deadlock tonight and evens with Hills to be our group top scorer.

It's a bad day when his biggest danger looks to be Stephen McManus at 10-1 after both netted against Liechtenstein.

David Villa missed a couple of easy chances against Lithuania so odds of 3-1 with Ladbrokes to score first tonight don't look great value.

Llorente, the replacement for Torres who netted a double on Friday, is 4-1 with Ladbrokes but I'm tempted by World Cup Final scorer Andres Iniesta at 10-1 at Coral and Stan James.

Defenders Carles Puyol (40-1, Ladbrokes) and Gerard Pique (28-1, Coral) always pose a threat so try them each-way.

Despite the pessimism surrounding our side Levein will probably ensure we're not hammered so look at the Spanish winning 2-0 at 11-2 with Hills and Blue Square.


  • Puyol to score first (e/w, 40-1, Ladbrokes)


  • Scotland one shot on target (4-1,
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