Scotland V Ireland: Tips and preview – 14.11.2014

By on November 12, 2014
Scotland and Ireland will be face to face Friday evening at 19:45 (UK Time) in the 4th fixture of Euro 2016 Qualifications. This game is a crucial one for both teams, considering that both are fighting for the 3rd place in Group D.
Scotland looked good in the first three games of this campaign. They lost the first game against Germany, 1-2 away and after that the british side ticked one victory, 1-0 with Georgia and one draw, 2-2 with Poland, the team that leads this group right now. Scotland played four home games in 2014, recording two wins and two dras, scoring five goals and conceding two.
Ireland had a very good start of this campaign they have all the reasons to hope for a qualifying place. After three fixture the irish team is on the second place with seven points, same as Poland, with a weaker goal difference, 10-2 at the moment. They have three points ahead of Germany and they will remain on the second place even if they get only a draw in Scotland.
Ireland managed to win the last three games against Scotland, 2-0 in 2003 and 1-0 twice in 2011. Scotland’s last victory here against Ireland was in 1961, 4-1 in the World Cup 1962 Qualifications.
Prediction: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.50
Both teams have very good attack, proof that they scored a total of 14 goals in the first three games. We expect at least two goals between them this friday, Bet365 offering very good odds.
The best odds for Scotland vs Ireland: 2.30 – 3.10 – 3.30

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