Scotland travel to Serbia on Thursday evening, with a spot in next summer’s European Championship on offer.
Where? Rajko Mitic Stadium, Belgrade | What date: Thursday, 12 November | What time does Scotland v Serbia kickoff?: 19:45 GMT
It should be an absolute belter of a match and with plenty riding on it there’s a great opportunity to watch in play.
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Despite the tournament expecting to get underway in 2021, Euro 2020 has retained its name, and will start on June 11.
The Scots last appeared at a major tournament at the 1998 World Cup in France, and last featured at the Euros in 1996. But Steve Clarke has put his men within touching distance of another major tournament, with his side on their longest unbeaten run since 1988.
They haven’t lost in their last eight matches, with one of those a play-off semi-final win over Israel last month. The teams could not be separated after 120 minutes, with Scotland winning the game 5-3 on penalties.
Serbia meanwhile overcame Norway 2-1 in Oslo in their play-off semi-final. Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić opened the scoring in the 81st minute, only for Mathias Normann to level things up seven minutes later.
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But Milinković-Savić was the hero, netting in extra-time to secure a spot in the play-off final for the visitors. A win for the away side will see them join Group D at next summer’s tournament, alongside England, Croatia and the Czech Republic.
But their thoughts will only be on Thursday night, with Red Star Stadium playing host to the crucial fixture. Scotland have conceded just four goals in their last eight matches, with Serbia winning just one of their last six.
Despite the recent form of both nations, a Serbia victory is currently 7/9. A Scotland win can be backed at 23/5. A draw has been given odds of 13/5.
The visitors do, however, head to Belgrade with some injury issues. Newcastle’s Ryan Fraser has pulled out of the squad with a hamstring problem, with Grant Hanley also forced to withdraw.
John Fleck and James Forrest also miss out through injury, but Clarke will welcome back the returns of Scott McKenna and Leigh Griffiths.
But the hosts also have several issues, with midfielders Filip Djuricic and Luka Milivojevic missing out after positive Covid-19 tests.
Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is favourite to open the scoring at 17/5, with former Southampton attacker Dusan Tadic available at 13/2.
Scotland’s Lyndon Dykes can be backed at 10/1 to score first under the lights on Thursday evening.