Scotland v England Betting: Three Lions pack too much class for derby rivals

Gordon Strachan's men will be hoping to make home advantage count at Hampden Park but our tipster is backing the Three Lions to win to nil on Saturday

One of the fiercest rivalries in international football will be renewed on Saturday evening when Scotland face England in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.

Scotland's slender hopes of reaching Russia were kept alive by Chris Martin's last gasp goal in Glasgow back in March, but having taken just seven points from their opening five fixtures, Gordon Strachan's side will be acutely aware that there is no room for error when they face the Auld Enemy.

The Scots have slipped to defeat in seven of the last eight matches between these nations and bet365 go 17/4 (5.25) that Strachan's men buck the trend by claiming a vital victory this weekend. 5/2 (3.50) is available that the match ends in stalemate - an outcome that, in truth, would be of little use to Scotland.

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England have won on each of their last three trips north of the border and, with 13 points from their opening five Group F qualifiers, Gareth Southgate's side are in pole position to secure their place in next summer's showpiece in Russia. There is 7/10 (1.70) that the Three Lions consolidate their position at the top of the table with a win in this one.

England cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win against Scotland when these teams met at Wembley back in November and Southgate's men will be confident of getting amongst the goals again, for they have found the net three times on each of the last three occasions that they have faced the Scots. There is a chunky 100/30 (4.33) that the Three Lions score more than two goals in Glasgow.

It is in defence, however, that Southgate's side is particularly strong. Indeed, England are the only European side yet to concede in World Cup qualifying, while the Three Lions have kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine qualification matches in all competitions.

As such, the Scots will need to be at their best if they are to break down their bitter rivals but history is not on their side, for Scotland have scored just three goals in their last nine home matches against England, while more than 40 years have passed since Scotland scored more than one home goal in a game against England. Furthermore, Scotland have scored more than once in just one of their last 10 outings.

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The quote is 10/11 (1.91) that the visitors shut out the Scots, while the 3/5 (1.60) quote for fewer than three goals to be scored could well prove popular with punters. The selection would have landed in eight of the last nine clashes between these nations on Scottish soil.

Better value, however, may lie in backing England to win to nil at 6/4 (2.50) - that particularly play would have seen punters profit from five of the last six matches that the Three Lions have won - including each of their three wins under Southgate's stewardship.

Scotland are struggling and England could be good value at 6/4 (2.50) to heap yet more misery upon Strachan's side by winning without conceding in Saturday's showdown at Hampden Park.

England to win to nil at 6/4 (2.50) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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