After heavy criticism from the Scottish media throughout the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, it would be ironic if Craig Levein managed to mastermind a victory in Alicante on Tuesday night which would see his team reach the play-offs.
While the chances of this are slim, it should be remembered that Scotland fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Spain a year ago, having chances to win the match before the visitors eventually triumphed 3-2.
Scotland’s 1-0 win in Liechtenstein on Saturday means they currently sit second and have to match the result of the Czech Republic who travel to Lithuania to face a side that have not won any of their home matches in the qualifying campaign.
William Hill (£25 free bets) are one of a few firms that offer 16/1 about a Scottish win on Tuesday evening, with the draw available at back at 6/1 (Paddy Power – £100 free betting).
Even so, Spain have a 100% record thus far in Group I and even selecting some of their second string players might see them prove too strong for the Scots, who need some luck to get a positive result in this game.
Vicente Del Bosque’s team won 2-0 in Prague on Friday to do Scotland a favour although they are 1/5 (Ladbrokes) to potentially do the same for the Czechs this week, with David Villa likely to return to the team.