Scotland v Denmark betting tips: Clarke clan eye home semi-final in last group game
Scotland v Denmark betting tips and preview
Scotland sealed their place in the World Cup play-offs with victory in Moldova on Friday night and they conclude the group stage against Denmark hoping to secure a home tie in one of the semi-finals in March.
Nathan Patterson got the ball rolling with his first international goal and the Rangers full-back set up the second for Che Adams in a 2-0 victory in Chisinau, although they needed a late penalty save from Craig Gordon to prevent a nervy final eight minutes.
Steve Clarke’s men are surprisingly short at 12/5 to beat the runaway Group F winners, so let’s check out some of the odds in our Scotland v Denmark betting tips.
Denmark are the only team with a flawless record from the 10 groups and their 3-1 victory over Faroe Islands was the first time they had conceded in nine games.
The Euro 2020 semi-finalists beat Scotland 2-0 at the start of September and are priced at 5/4 to complete the double for a perfect group campaign.
Both goals came inside the first 15 minutes so we go 27/10 on the visitors being ahead at half-time and full-time but they can also be backed at 6/1 to be in front after a quarter of an hour for a third time in our Scotland v Denmark betting tips.
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Scotland, though, have won all five games since losing in Copenhagen and their tails are up having given themselves a chance of qualifying for Qatar, so a draw does not look beyond them in front of their fervent supporters at 21/10.
In our #GetAPrice specials, Denmark are available at 5/1 to win either half, over 1.5 goals in the match and keep a clean sheet which would have paid out in the first meeting two months ago.
Clarke opted for a 3-4-3 in Moldova where Adams spearheaded the attack supported by Stuart Armstrong and John McGinn in surprisingly advanced roles.
Callum McGregor and Billy Gilmour were in central midfield flanked by Andy Robertson and Patterson while Liam Cooper, Kieran Tierney and Jack Hendry played in a three-man defence.
QPR striker Lyndon Dykes is back from suspension having served a one-match ban against the Moldovans.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand also deployed three at the back against the Faroes in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
Yussuf Poulsen led the line supported by Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen and Ajax attacker Mohamed Daramy, although he had gone with wing-backs in a 5-4-1 in the first clash with Scotland.
Sevilla midfielder Thomas Delaney was on the bench for the win against the Faroes and could come into the starting XI.
Jonas Wind did not step off the bench for Friday’s win but the Copenhagen striker is the 9/2 favourite to get the ball rolling or 2/1 to score at any time while Andreas Cornelius and Poulsen are 5/1 to break the deadlock.
Joakim Maehle and Olsen are Denmark’s joint top scorers with five goals and can be backed at 9/1 and 15/2 to bag the game’s first goal or 4/1 and 10/3 in the anytime markets. Poulsen is 5/1 and 23/10 in the two options.
Adams is the 11/2 favourite from the Scottish contingent to draw first blood and the Southampton striker is 12/5 to find the net but Dykes is 13/2 and 11/4 in the equivalent markets.
Armstrong played high up the pitch on Friday and looks an interesting option at 12/1 and 11/2 as the last of our Scotland v Denmark betting tips.
Where: Hampden Park
When: 19:45, Monday 15th November
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication