There were some angry Scottish fans leaving Hampden Park on Saturday afternoon after watching their team’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic.
Scotland twice took the lead in this Euro 2012 qualifier and were pegged back the second time by a late penalty after Jan Rezek took a tumble in the penalty area which Craig Levein suggested was a dive.
Even so, the Scots were only good for a point on the balance of play and desperately need to win Tuesday’s match if they are to stand any chance of reaching a play-off, with the best price available 8/13 (bet365 – £200 free bets).
The two teams met in Kaunas a year ago and played out a goalless draw and there is a reasonable chance of this game finishing all square, especially as the only victory Scotland have registered has been a last-gasp win over Liechtenstein.
Both of Scotland’s goals on Saturday were well-crafted although goalscorer and assist-maker Kenny Miller is suspended along with Scott Brown. Craig Mackail-Smith is also injured so we should expect David Goodwillie (11/2) or Steven Naismith to lead the line against a team that were unable to break down Liechtenstein on Friday.
Even so, the visitors are 11/2 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting) to pull off a win which probably wouldn’t be described as a shock on the basis that Scotland seem to shoot themselves in the foot on a constant basis.