Scotland will host Ireland in the Round 5 of the Nations League.
The match will start at 6:45 p.m. G.M.T on Saturday, 24 September 2022. The match venue is Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Latest odds on betting sites
Scotland has their winning odds placed at 2.95 (+195 American; 39/20 Fractional). Ireland has their winning odds placed at 3.02 (+202; 101/50). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Scotland — 38%, draw — 30%, Ireland — 32%.
Latest betting odds on Scotland vs Ireland (24 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.62 (+162; 81/50)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.58 (+158; 79/50)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Scotland — 1.63 (-159; 63/100)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ireland — 2.29 (+129; 129/100)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.63 (-159; 63/100)
Match preview and statistics
Scotland smashed Ukraine by three goals to nil. John McGinn opened the scoreline in the 70th minute with a nice finish into the bottom-right corner. Lyndon Dykes doubled their lead in the 80th minute with a nice header into the net. He scored the third goal of the game in the 87th minute with an effort into the right-hand post and in the net.
Scotland had 48% ball possession and 422 passes completed. They had an expected goal of 2.93 compared to Ukraine’s expected goal of 0.08. They created four big chances. They had 24 shots with eight being on target.
Scotland are top of the table with nine points as they won three games and lost one. They have scored nine goals while conceding four goals.
Scotland team news: All players are fit and available.
Ireland played a 1-1 draw against Ukraine in their last Nations League game. Nathan Collins opened the scoreline in the 31st minute with a nice finish into the net. Artem Dovbyk levelled the scoreline in the 47th minute as he slotted the ball into the net.
Ireland had 38% of the ball and completed 295 passes. They had an expected goal of 1.51 while creating one big chance. Ireland had eight shots with three being on target
Ireland are third in the table with four points winning one game and drawing one. They have scored four goals while conceding three goals with a difference of +1.
Ireland team news: All players are fit and available.
Scotland vs Ireland H2H
Ireland have won two of the last four games between both sides.
Ireland smashed Scotland by three goals to nil in their last game
Lineups and key players
Scotland projected starting lineup:
- Craig Gordon
- Jack Hendry
- Liam Cooper
- Kieran Tierney
- Nathan Patterson
- John McGinn
- Callum McGregor
- Andrew Robertson
- David Turnbull
- Che Adams
- Stuart Armstrong
Notable subs: Kevin Nisbet, Kenny Mclean and Jacob Brown.
John McGinn scored a goal in their 3-0 victory over Ukraine. He has scored two goals in the Nations League, overperforming his expected goals of 0.39. McGinn provided two assists while creating nine chances.
Ireland projected starting lineup:
- Caoimhin Kelleher
- Andrew Omobamidele
- Shane Duffy
- John Egan
- Matt Doherty
- Jeff Hendrick
- Conor Hourihane
- Enda Stevens
- Chiedozie Ogbene
- Callum Robinson
- Troy Parrott
Notable subs: Adam Idah
Troy Parrott has been great for Ireland. He scored one goal in the competition while providing one assist. He has created one chance in the competition.
Prediction and betting tips
Scotland are in great form as they smashed Ukraine by three goals to nil in their last game. Ireland got a 3-0 victory over Scotland in the first leg of the tie. Both teams look good going into this fixture and I predict a draw.
Four of their last five Scotland games have ended in over 2.5 goals. The last game between both sides ended in over 2.5 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals.
Predictions for this match are a draw and over 2.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Draw
Odds: 3.00 (+200; 2/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.58 (+158 American; 79/50 Fractional)
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