Place: Scotland. Glasgow. Hampden Park.
Date: on the 7h of September, 2018 (Friday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: friendly match.
Scotland (the head coach Alexander McLeish)
Exactly twenty years have passed since Tartan Army participated in the final World Cup 1998 in France. And even more, for twenty two years the hosts of Hampden Park didn’t play in decisive fights of the world championship (1996). Thus, already the whole generation of the Scottish fans didn’t see their idols in modern World Cups and Europe.
The next failure of Tartan Army has taken place last year during the qualification campaign of the FIFA World Cup Russia. This failure has decided the fate of the famous expert Gordon Strachan.
Now Scotland is headed by the famous coach Alexander McLeish, well-known to the football fans by the work in Birmingham, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Genk, Belgium.
Belgium (the head coach Roberto Martínez)
And now, thanks to the Nations League, the Tartan Army, as well as at the majority of other mid level teams, had gained an additional opportunity to be qualified on the next championship. However the first home match of the new season was the friendly match. And Belgium became the guest of the well-known arena in Glasgow.
The one and only match was lost by the superstar team of Roberto Martinez in frames of the FIFA World Cup Russia. And this semifinal against France has once again rejected Belgians in a rank of traditional favorites. And by the level of the game and the presence of superstars of the highest class the national team of Belgium could become the new world champion. Only Kevin de Bruyne didn’t come to Glasgow. The playmaker from Manchester City has suffered a serious injury and moves on crutches.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Scotland vs. Belgium
Belgium has arrived to Glasgow after a five-year break. On the 6th of September, 2013, here, the qualification match of the World Cup 2014 on the Hampden Park arena took place. And despite the status of the away match the Reds have won over the Tartan Army (0:2). At that time the team-favorite was headed by Marc Wilmots.
We are waiting for the similar result this time. At the bright favorite of the match is the team of Roberto Martinez: Scotland – 7.00, Belgium – 1.50.
Of course, today Scotland has a factor of native walls. But, nevertheless, at all respect for Alex McLeish ‘s team, the semifinalist of the FIFA World Cup has the gaming advantage.