Even though there are no points at stake and it’s not part of a tournament, to call the showdown between Scotland and England a ‘friendly’ would be slightly misleading given that there’s likely to be nothing friendly about it.
Indeed the clash looks likely to be as competitive as a supposedly non-competitive fixture can be and punters fancying it to boil over at Celtic Park can back the referee at 9/4 with BetVictor to brandish a red card at some stage.
Despite enjoying home advantage Gordon Strachan’s boys are a whopping 11/4 via Betfred to sting the Auld Enemy on their own patch since the first time since a 1-0 Rous Cup triumph at Hampden Park in 1985.
The latter isn’t without appeal in light of how close the August 2013 contest turned out to be, even though England eventually prevailed 3-2, and punters keen on a speculative flutter could do worse than consider Coral’s 18/1 for it to finish two-each.
In front of the Tartan Army however, the Scots might have a slight edge and they’ve certainly been underestimated against a Three Lions side that regularly fails to convince.
Subsequently, one of the best bets is Paddy Power’s 13/8 chalked against the hosts in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market but with Strachan’s charges set to be fired up and coming into the clash on the back of a vital victory over Ireland, they could be worth a small play to win the game outright.
Scotland to beat England – 11/4 (Betfred)