Scotland v Georgia Betting Preview

Date: October 11, 2014
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland
Kick-off time: 17:00 BST

The European Championship Groud D qualifying match at Ibrox against Georgia is a stern test for Scotland. With high hopes of being in the qualifying or play-off places, Scotland needs to win this match.

Scotland and Georgia have lost their opening games against Germany and Northern Ireland respectively. Though Scotland earned plaudits for their performance against the world champions, the fact that they ended pointless from the game will count against them.

Scotland form: L-D-W-W-D

Scotland will look to build from their positive start to the campaign which saw them consigned to a defeat against Germany. Gordon Strachan side were the better side for most part of that night and skipper Grant Hanley believes that they can turn the tide in the coming matches.

Exciting youngsters Ryan Gauld (famously linked to Lionel Messi) and Stevie May are drafted in to the side. It is important for Scotland to get their first win on the board and kick start their qualifying hopes.

Georgia form: L-L-W-W-L

Georgia also started their campaign with a loss; a 2-1 reverse against Northern Ireland in Tblisi. However, head coach Temuri Ketsbaia who has experience playing in Scotland with Dundee United believes that Georgia can cause an upset.

Apart from two wins earlier this year against Liechtenstein and Saudi Arabia, Georgia failed to win in 11 games. The visitors would want to leave Scotland with a point which may leave them very happy.

Key Players

Ryan Gauld

The youngster is linked to Lionel Messi and is in good form since his move to Sporting Lisbon. Expect the youngster to be involved at some stage and show his mettle.

Georgia: Tornike Okriashvili

The young midfielder is an exciting prospect and was one of the better performers in the loss to Northern Ireland. Expect him to have another good game.

Betting Advice

Scotland will start favourite to win this game with bet365 offering 1.66 for that result. A draw is at 3.8 with BetVictor while Georgia start a distant third at 6.5 (bet365) to garner all three points. William Hill are also offering a tempting 2.2 for more than 2.5 goals in the game.