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Scotland v Portugal Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

11:02 IST 12/10/2018
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Alex McLeish's outfit lost in Israel on Thursday and we're backing yet more disappointment when they welcome the Euro 2016 winners to Hampden Park

Scotland will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat in Israel when they host Portugal on Sunday evening.

Alex McLeish’s men went down 2-1 in Haifa despite taking a first half lead and will have their work cut out to take anything from the Euro 2016 champions.

Latest Odds

Portugal beat Poland 3-2 on Thursday night and are 10/11 (1.91) with bet365 to make it seven away games in a row without defeat.

Scotland, meanwhile, have won just one of their last five matches and can be backed at 3/1 (4.0) to claim an unlikely victory here. The draw is priced at 12/5 (3.40).

Team News

McLeish could make wholesale changes to the side that lost in Israel, with the likes of Oli McBurnie and James Forrest pushing for starts after coming on as substitutes on Thursday.

The absence of Cristiano Ronaldo allowed Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva to shine against Poland, so Fernando Santos could well stick with that same eleven that won in Chorzow.


Although Scotland actually have a good recent record at home, winning five and drawing four of their last 12 there, the visit of the Euro 2016 champions represents a serious test for McLeish’s men.

Their only home defeats in the last 12 months came against Netherlands, Costa Rica and Belgium, but the calibre of opponent Scotland have beaten have not been on the same level as that trio.

Meanwhile, Portugal will be buoyed after winning a tough away assignment in Poland and, having only lost three times in normal time since October 2016, should be able claim victory here.

Tips and Predictions

With Scotland likely still reeling after a long trip home and a poor result, the 10/11 (1.91) on Santos’ men taking the spoils here looks solid value ahead of this friendly at Hampden Park.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Portugal to win at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake at bet365