Scotland need victory in Liechtenstein to stand any chance of reaching the Euro 2012 finals next summer and they have been boosted by Darren Fletcher flying out to join the squad on Friday.
It had been anticipated that the Manchester United midfielder would miss the crunch qualifier due to tonsillitis, although it appears that the Scotland skipper will be fit to play on Saturday, with Ladbrokes (£50 free bets) offering a best price 3/10 that the visitors land victory.
“It is a massive boost,” said Gary Caldwell. “Darren is our captain, our leader and obviously a massive player for Manchester United and us.
“For the whole week we counted him out and didn’t think he was going to be available so to have him is going to be a big boost”.
The teams met thirteen months ago at Hampden Park thanks to a last-gasp winner from Stephen McManus after Liechtenstein had taken a shock lead in the 47th minute. Craig Levein will not want things to be so fraught this time around!
Scotland did just about enough to beat Lithuania in their last match and another 1-0 win this weekend is a 6/1 chance (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) with Kenny Miller likely to be joined in attack by Steven Naismith.
Liechtenstein can be backed at 10/1 to pull off a big shock and they are not complete no-hopers after taking four points from recent matches against Lithuania. The draw is a 4/1 chance and it might not come as much of a surprise if that were to happen!