Scotland Vs. Spain Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (2024 EURO Qualifying Group A, March 28)
Scotland and Spain are the only teams with points in group A, and they will be fighting for the first spot in this match. Both teams have opened their 2024 Euro qualifications with 3-0 wins over Norway and Cyprus. This will be the first encounter between them in over ten years.
EURO 2024 Group A: Scotland vs Spain Key Info
Spain are clearly the favorites in this group, as they are the only team that went to the latest World Cup. Alvaro Morata is the new captain for Spain after the retirement of Sergio Ramos.
Scotland are in good form and should put up a fight at home, as Norway will be coming for their current second spot. Scotland are traditionally good at home, as they have won four straight games when playing at Hampden Park.
|2024 EURO Qualifications, Group A, Round 2
|Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
|28 March 2023
|6:45 p.m. GMT on Tuesday
Scotland vs Spain Preview and Stats
Scotland vs Spain Odds
According to the best online football betting sites, Scotland are the home underdogs at 5.50 (9/2). A draw is offered at 3.75 (11/4), while Spain are the away favorites at 1.70 (7/10) to win the match.
Spain are considerably the big favorites to grab first place at 1.10 (1/10). Scotland are the third favorites behind Spain and Norway, being paid at 11.0 (10/1) to finish at the top.
Scotland National Football Team
Scotland failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing to Ukraine in the qualifying rounds. They came first in their UEFA Nations League group, which is a good boost for them. Scott McTominay scored a brace, and John McGinn scored once in their 3-0 win over Cyprus last week. The Scottish team finished last in their group in the last Euro finals and will be hoping for another chance to prove themselves at the final event.
Spain National Football Team
Spain are also coming off a 3-0 win last week, which was against Norway at home. Dani Olmo scored once, and Joselu scored twice in that game. It took Joselu only four minutes to score a brace after he came on in the last ten minutes. Spain lost to Morocco on penalties in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. La Roja also lost on penalties to Italy in the semifinals of the 2020 Euros.
EURO 2024 Qualification Group A Overview
|Group A Teams
The first two teams will qualify directly for the 2024 Euros. For Scotland, it’s an opportunity to grab first place in the group at the moment and increase overall chances to qualify for the final tournament.
Also, Spain, Scotland, and Georgia can have an additional chance to qualify for the EURO 2024 Finals through the Nations League path.
SCO vs SPA: H2H
In their last nine head-to-head matches, Spain won five, drew twice, and Scotland won twice. They haven’t played against each other in more than ten years. The second matchup between them will be in October this year.
- Spain 3-1 Scotland (11 October 2011)
- Scotland 2-3 Spain (12 October 2010)
- Spain 1-1 Scotland (3 September 2004)
- Spain 1-0 Scotland (27 February 1985)
- Scotland 3-1 Spain (11 November 1984)
Last Five Games
Scotland vs Spain Predictions
Spain to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Spain are in the top 10 in the FIFA rankings, and they have been more consistent than Scotland. The Spaniards weren’t that impressive in the last World Cup, but this group should be a good form boost for them as they are the clear favorites.
If choosing a winner in this matchup, it’s better to pick Spain as the football EURO betting option. La Roja holds the historical advantage over Scotland, and they are simply a much better team now, which is traditionally good against middle-class opponents.
Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 2.1 (11/10)
Both teams have gone over their goal totals in round 1 of the qualifications. Scotland have gone over the total in six of their last seven games in all competitions. The last two head-to-head matches between them ended in overs as well.
Alvaro Morata to Score @ 2.45 (29/20)
Alvaro Morata was good in the last game against Norway, and he will want to score his first goal as a captain here. Morata has 10 goals in 26 matches (16 starts) in La Liga with Atletico Madrid this season. Waiting for the lineups before placing this one would be a safer option, although Alvaro is the new captain who should lead the team.
Scotland vs Spain Team News
Che Adams got subbed out injured in the last game for Scotland, and he is out for this match.
Sergio Ramos has retired internationally, and Alvaro Morata is the new captain for Spain. Kepa Arrizabalaga returns as La Roja’s first-choice goalkeeper.
Recommended Scotland vs Spain Betting Picks
- Spain to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
- Alvaro Morata to Score @ 2.45 (29/20)
This should be a fun matchup between the top two teams in group A right now. We will go with the Spaniards to win this one. Make sure you use our Scotland vs Spain Euro 2024 tips and bet them at the bookmakers in Scotland to have more fun watching the game.