Cyprus entertain Scotland on Friday night in a Group A Euro 2024 qualifying match. We take a look at where the betting value might lie in this contest.
Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson has been handed his first senior Scotland call-up by Steve Clarke. The manager has also been boosted by the return of defender Scott McKenna, who has missed the two previous camps, and forward Che Adams, who has returned to fitness.
Scotland are looking to continue their winning run in Group A, having won their previous four fixtures, including a memorable 2-0 victory over Spain. They can take a huge step closer to Euro 2024 qualification with a win over Cyprus.
Scotland to win both halves at 7/4
When these two sides met at Hampden Park in March, Scotland recorded a comfortable 3-0 win and they won both halves with a goal in the first half and two in the second. Given the form they have been in during this qualifying campaign so far, everything is pointing towards another routine victory for Clarke and his men on Friday night, and we feel that they can win both halves once again.
It is worth noting that they also won both halves in their fixtures against Georgia and Spain, which only emphasises the point that they can do it again against Cyprus.
Scott McTominay to score anytime at 13/5
Despite falling down the pecking order at Manchester United and missing out on a move to West Ham United this summer, Scott McTominay remains a key player for Scotland. The midfielder has an eye for goal whenever he is playing for his national team. He has scored five goals in Group A thus far, including two braces against Cyprus and Spain.
If deployed in midfield, Clarke tends to allow McTominay to roam free around the pitch, which allows him to pick up space in goalscoring areas. The fact that McTominay has scored two past Cyprus already will give him confidence for their next meeting on Friday.