Scotland hosts Russia
Scotland hosts Russia in a match from the European qualifications from Group I. This game is going to be played at the Hampden Park in Glasgow. Let’s take a look in our soccer matches tomorrow.
Scotland are currently fourth in this group with 4 points won from four games played. The Brits kicked off their campaign with a loss against Kazakhstan, which was followed by two wins over San Marino and Cyprus. Sadly for them, in their fourth game in the group Scotland lost once again.
This happened during the visit to Belgium in Brussel. The Belgian side offered a masterclass peformance and won the game with the convincing 3-0 result. Romelu Lukaku scored a brace for the Red Devils, while Kevin De Bruyne added one more in the last minutes of the match.
The situation for Scotland in this group is telling us that the Brittish team really needs to win their home game against Russia. This would allow them to fight again for qualification. But if they lose, their situation would become very complicated.
In the same time Russia are second in the group with 9 points, being only behind the leader Belgium. Sbornaya started their campaign with a loss against Belgium away from home, but they won their next three matches and got up to the second place.
In their last game in Group I Russia faced Cyprus at home and achieved a minimal, but very important 1-0 win in Nizhniy Novgorod. It was Rostov’s Aleksey Ionov who scored the only goal in the game after an assist from Fyodor Kudryashov. The Russian fans hoped for a bigger win, but the three points were the most important thing in this case.
In our soccer matches tomorrow we can make the conclusion that this match between Scotland and Russia is really important for both sides. That’s why we expect to see a huge effort by both of them.