The SPL is put on hold this weekend as international duty calls courtesy of Scotland’s televised home friendly against the five-times world champions Brazil at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Craig Levein’s side are priced at 8.5 (15/2) with Betdaq on the betting exchanges to beat the Brazilians for the first time, where Ladbrokes go 18/1 for a 1-0 victory, while Partybets chalk up 7/1 for a one-goal winning margin.
Scotland have not had a problem finding the net during their last five outings either, during which time they netted 10 goals, making interesting reading about William Hill’s 5/2 about them scoring one goal. Meanwhile, post odds of 3/4 about both teams making the scoresheet.
One of the features in Brazil’s recent two matches on the road when losing 1-0 against France and Argentina is that both matches remained goalless until the second half, adding appeal to bet365’s 9/4 about a repeat 0-0 at the break, where the half-time draw is also 6/4 courtesy of Betfred.
Meanwhile, punters siding with the first goal of the game arriving just after half time from minutes 46-60 should shop with Sportingbet as they quote 8/1 for that outcome. Investors fancying Scotland to hold the Brazilians at bay until full-time, though, which would in effect be their third consecutive blank, can get 7/1 via Paddy Power.
Kenny Miller opened the scoring in Scotland’s last match against Northern Ireland and is an 8/1 call with Coral to repeat the dose on Sunday, while Kris Commons has appeared on the scoresheet in his last two internationals and is 10/3 via William Hill to make it three in three outings at any stage.