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Scotland v Canada Betting: Strachan's side set to work against guests

4:00 PM MYT 22/03/2017
HD David Marshall Scotland
The hosts are looking for a morale-boosting result but our tipster is expecting goals at both ends in Wednesday's friendly in Edinburgh

Scotland warm up for Sunday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Slovenia with a friendly fixture against Canada at Easter Road.

The Scots have won just one of their last six fixtures and, following a chastening defeat at the hands of England at Wembley last time out, Gordon Strachan's side will be hoping for a morale-boosting result from Wednesday's match.

Scotland have won each of their previous five meetings with the Canadians and they are chalked up as bet365's 4/11 (1.36) favourites to preserve that perfect record by coming out on top in this clash, while the same firm offer 7/2 (4.50) that the match ends in stalemate.

Canada claimed a 4-2 away win against Bermuda in their only fixture of 2017 so far and Michael Findlay's men can be backed at 17/2 (9.50) to follow up with a famous victory from this friendly fixture.

Both of the last two meetings between these sides resulted in a 3-1 victory for the Scots and there is 12/1 (13.0) that the scoreline is repeated for a third successive time when the rivalry is renewed, while 21/20 (2.05) is available that Scotland win by, at least, two clear goals - a selection that would have seen punters profit from each of the previous five matches between the nations.

There have been goals at both ends in four of Scotland's last six home matches and there is 6/4 (2.50) that there is goal action at both ends in Edinburgh, and 43/40 (2.08) that there are more than two goals scored; that particular selection would have landed in four of Scotland's last five games, as well as all but one of the last seven fixtures that Findlay's charges have fulfilled.

Scotland's primary priority, of course, is a positive outcome from Sunday's showdown with Slovenia but, on the back of a recent run of poor results, Strachan's side will be determined to lay down a marker with a convincing win against Canada.

Backing the Scots to win to nil would have paid dividends in 10 of Scotland's last 12 victories and, at 10/11 (1.91) the selection may well be worthy of support again ahead of this tussle.

The Scots, however, have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six games, while Canada have found the net in six of their last eight outings; backing both teams to score at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365, therefore, could offer decent value for punters ahead of Wednesday's international friendly fixture from Easter Road.

Both teams to score at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1pt stake with bet365