Belgium vs Scotland Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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Our tipster expects Roberto Martinez's men to claim a comfortable victory when they play host to Steve Clarke's Scots in Brussels on Tuesday night

Scotland travel to take on Belgium in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday night.

The Scots kept their slim hopes of automatic qualification alive with a dramatic 2-1 win over Cyprus on Saturday night. Oliver Burke scored his first goal for Scotland at the death to ensure Steve Clarke's reign started with a vital victory.

There is no question, though, that Tuesday's trip to Brussels represents a significantly tougher task for the Scots.

Latest odds

Belgium, ranked as the best team in the world according to the latest FIFA standings, are overwhelming favourites.

Oliver Burke Scotland Cyprus

The Red Devils battered Scotland 4-0 in a friendly just nine months ago and It is surely inconceivable that Clarke's charges are capable of bridging that gap. As such, it is little surprise that Belgium are available at just 1/7 (1.14) with bet365 to win.

Indeed, the enormity of the task facing the Scots is reflected by the 18/1 (19.0) quote for an away win. The odds compilers offer 13/2 (7.50) that they pick up a precious point in the Belgian capital.

Team news

David Marshall was a surprise starter for the Scots on Saturday and the Hull City keeper is expected to retain his place here. Burke is pushing for a start after scoring Saturday's late winner in Glasgow.

Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard are likely to form a formidable attacking triumvirate for the hosts. Divock Origi, who scored in the Champions League final, may settle for a place on the Belgian bench.

Eden Hazard Belgium 2019

Preview

Martinez's men have won by at least two clear goals in each of their opening three Euro 2020 Group I qualifiers although 4/9 (1.44) quote for Belgium (-1) to beat the handicap mark is a bit skinny.

Indeed, given the apparent gulf in class between the teams, Belgium (-2) could well represent value for punters at 6/5 (2.20).

The 1/2 (1.50) quote for the hosts to lead by half-time is another selection that appears to be worthy of consideration. Belgium scored two goals inside the first 15 minutes when they cruised past Kazakhstan on Saturday.

By contrast, the Scots conceded twice inside the opening 10 minutes when they suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss against the same opponents.

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Prediction

With the hosts in fantastic form, best value may lie in backing Martinez's men to win by at least three clear goals, which would have landed comfortably when these nations last met.

The nature of Scotland's victory against Cyprus on Saturday highlighted that Clarke's charges remain fragile. That fragility could be ruthlessly exposed by the in-form hosts on Tuesday night.

As such, bet365's 6/5 (2.20) quote for Belgium (-2) to beat Scotland could well provide punters with a path to profit here.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Belgium (-2) at 6/5 (2.20) for a 2pt stake at bet365

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