Scotland missed out on qualifying for Euro 2016 and Gordon Strachan will hope to use that disappointment to motivate his troops for the World Cup qualifying campaign.
It should be a straightforward win on Sunday when the Scots head to Malta and betway offer a best price 4/9 that the visitors claim three points, while the Maltese are as big as 8/1 (Paddy Power) for the win.Bet365 go 7/2 that the game ends all square, although Chris Martin is a 4/1 shout (Sky Bet) to open the scoring and Robert Snodgrass catches the eye at 7/1 (bet365) after a strong start with Hull.
Northern Ireland did their supporters proud at Euro 2016 when reaching the last sixteen and they are 15/4 (BetVictor) to start their World Cup qualifying campaign with a win in Prague.
The Czech Republic didn’t make it out of a tricky group at Euro 2016, although the home side are a 17/20 chance (Sky Bet) to beat a team made up largely of lower league players.
Nevertheless, Northern Ireland know how to stick to their guns and you can get 13/2 (Sky Bet) that there is No Goalscorer, with Johnny Evans and Gareth McAuley among those top defenders who can shut out a modest Czech side
A £20 double on victories for both home nations pays around £117 profit at Skybet
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