class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After the exhilaration of the Israel win, Al Hain-Cole thinks the Tartan Army could be in for a frustrating 90 minutes against Ericson's men
After their dramatic late win over Israel, Scotland will be hoping for a more comfortable victory when they travel to Torshavn to take on the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.
Saturday’s victory has left Steve Clarke’s men in a strong position in their bid for a play-off spot, moving them four points clear of their closest challengers with three games still to play.
Faroe Islands vs Scotland latest odds
Having eased to a 4-0 victory over this opposition in the reverse encounter, Scotland are 2/7 (1.29) favourites with bet365 to take another big step towards sealing second place with three points here.
Faroe Islands are second from bottom in Group F with four points from their opening seven matches but can be backed at 11/1 (12.0) to cause an upset by coming out on top or 4/1 (5.00) to earn a creditable draw.
Faroe Islands vs Scotland first goalscorer
Lyndon Dykes is the visitors’ 9/2 (5.50) favourite to open the scoring at Torsvollur after getting on target in each of his last three internationals, while John McGinn offers decent value at 15/2 (8.50) after scoring the first two goals in March’s reverse encounter.
Klaemint Olsen looks like the home team’s best bet at 14/1 (15.0) to break the deadlock after scoring three times in his last four appearances, with Joan Edmundsson on offer at 16/1 (17.0) to add to his seven international goals with the opener.
Faroe Islands vs Scotland preview
While emotions were running high following Scott McTominay’s last-minute winner against Israel, the Tartan Army will need to get straight back to business for a game that could represent a significant banana skin.
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Indeed, Hakan Ericson’s side are not quite the whipping boys their reputation might suggest, having conceded more than twice in only one of their last nine home games – restricting Denmark and Austria to just three goals between them at this ground in qualification.
This is cause for concern for a Scotland team that have struggled for cutting edge at times, scoring more than once in just one of their last eight fixtures.
Faroe Islands vs Scotland betting tips & predictions
In fact, odds of 19/20 (1.95) seem like decent value on under 2.5 goals being scored for the Faroes’ third game in four and a seventh match in nine for Scotland.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.