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.
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.
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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.
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