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Scotland v Slovakia Betting: Vital World Cup qualifier set to be an entertaining affair

10:59 BST 05/10/2017
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While Strachan's men are in high spirits, Al Hain-Cole expects them to be joined on the scoresheet by the Falcons in their crucial qualification clash

Scotland face a must-win match when they welcome Slovakia to Hampden Park for Thursday's World Cup qualifier.
A point behind their second-placed opponents with two games to go, Gordon Strachan's men are available at 7/5 (2.40) with BetSafe to boost their hopes of a play-off position by coming out on top.
However, the Falcons ran out comfortable 3-0 winners when the sides met in Trnava last October, and can be backed at 21/10 (3.10) to all but seal their own place in the play-offs with another victory, especially with Slovenia facing group leaders England at Wembley.

Two of the hosts' four home games in Group F have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them being forced to settle for a point once again in this one.
That 3-0 thrashing at the Stadion Antona Malatinskeho was the third game in a four-match run that saw the Tartan Army collect just four points from the first available 12 in qualification.
Considering how bleak their prospects appeared at that stage, they will be delighted to find destiny in their own hands with two matches to play – from which six points will guarantee a place in the play-offs.
This turnaround in fortunes is thanks to a run of three wins and one draws from their subsequent four matches, with only a late Harry Kane equaliser denying them victory in England.

With confidence high, a lively Hampden Park crowd can reasonably expect something to celebrate considering their side have not failed to score in 14 fixtures on home turf.
However, Scotland would also be sensible not to underestimate Jan Kozak’s team, who possess enough quality to take full advantage of any lapses in concentration at the back.
Having found the net 14 times in their last six qualifiers – including six in three on the road – odds of 24/25 (1.96) seem generous on Slovakia ensuring goals at both ends for their fourth consecutive qualifier on the road.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 24/25 (1.96) with Betsafe