Scotland couldn’t break down Serbia in the pair’s World Cup qualifier at the weekend, picking up just a point in a goalless draw at Hampden Park and that result means that victory is all the more crucial as Craig Levein’s men entertain Macedonia in the second half of a home double header.
Likely to adopt a more positive approach, the Scots are worthy favourites at 17/20 with William Hill to collect maximum points and having kept a clean sheet against the more dangerous Serbs, Levein’s charges should also be able to win ‘to nil’, an outcome Paddy Power price at 17/10.
Staying in Group A, ten-man Wales went down 2-0 at home to a talented Belgium outfit in their opener and Chris Coleman’s charges look set to suffer another defeat as they head to Serbia. The hosts are 1/2 courtesy of BetVictor to edge the Belgrade contest and the Welsh are bet365’s 7/1 outsiders but their hopes of causing an upset are likely to be scuppered by their lengthy absentee list.
Northern Ireland also lost their first qualifier 2-0, this time in Russia but Michael O’Neill’s troops should bounce back by beating Luxembourg, albeit in a tight affair at Windsor Park, where Boylesports post 4/9 against a home win.
Treble on Scotland, Serbia and Northern Ireland – 3/1 (William Hill)