Germany - Scotland Betting Preview: World champions can make Scots suffer in Dortmund

Our tipster believes that Gordon Strachan's men are in for a tough night when they travel to take on Joachim Low's side in a Euro 2016 Group G qualification match on Sunday night
Scotland face a daunting task on Sunday evening as they travel to Dortmund to take on world champions Germany, as the European Championship qualification campaign gets underway this weekend.

The Scots are hoping to reach their first major championship since qualifying for the 1998 World Cup and there is an air of optimism in the camp following an upturn in fortunes under the stewardship of Gordon Strachan, especially with the competition now comprising of 24 teams.

Nevertheless, the immediate task facing Strachan’s side could barely be tougher as they go head-to-head with Joachim Low’s men on Sunday.

The four-time World Cup winners were shocked as they slumped to a 4-2 home defeat in an international friendly against Argentina in midweek, but Low's side will be confident of bouncing back on home turf against the Scots this weekend.

Unsurprisingly, the hosts are red-hot favourites to begin their quest to reach Euro 2016 with a win, with Germany chalked up at just 7/50 (1.14) with Unibet to open their campaign with a win.

Scotland claimed a stunning 1-0 victory over the Germans when they met in an international friendly back in 1999 and Gordon Strachan will be hoping that his side can pull of a repeat of that shock result this weekend.

However, the odds are stacked against the Scots here, with Unibet offering a chunky 15/1 (16.0) for an away win, while the same firm go 36/5 (7.80) that the two sides settle for a share of the spoils from Sunday's clash.

Scotland are unbeaten in their last six matches and, having kept four clean sheets in those six fixtures, Gordon Strachan will be hoping for yet another solid display from his side in Dortmund.

However, Sunday’s tussle is certain to represent a significant step up in class for the Scots and the visiting side may struggle to keep things tight against a Germany side full of belief and packed with a vast array of attacking talent.

Germany averaged more than three goals per game in qualifying for World Cup 2014 and, indeed, were the top scorers in Brazil, notching an impressive 18 goals in their seven matches - including a memorable seven against the hosts at the semi-final stage.

There will be no shortage of confidence amongst the squad that Die Mannschaft can open their Euro 2016 qualification campaign with an emphatic win over the Scots and punters should side with Low's men to ease past Gordon Strachan's outfit this weekend.

The 1/2 (1.50) quote from Unibet for Germany to lead by half-time is on the skinny side and punters are advised to delve deeper in the search for value here.

Indeed, backing Joachim Low’s side to win both halves in Dortmund looks to be a solid selection and punters should snap up the 28/25 (2.12) quote on offer from Unibet for that outcome accordingly ahead of Sunday's showdown.

Germany to win both halves at 28/25 (2.12) for a 2pts stake with Unibet

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