Lithuania is practically outside the fight for the qualification spots for this World Cup,
and that is no big surprise, since they are a weaker team with less solutions than their opponents.
On this team, the highlight is perhaps Novikovas and the striker Cernych, who both play in the Polish league. Lithuania arrives here after 3 losses in a row, against Czech Republic and England away from home and lastly at home, against Slovakia.
Away from home, they have only gained 1 point so far, thanks to a draw precisely in Scotland, against the Scottish, which was an unexpected but deserved result from the Lithuanians.
Lithuania no longer has a chance to qualify for the World Cup and I believe they will struggle in these following matches, because they will face teams who are still fighting for that objective of qualifying to the World Cup in Russia.
Scotland is still fighting for qualification, but they are a bit behind the other contenders like England, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The Scottish know they have to win this match, otherwise it may be their “goodbye” on this stage, because England will certainly win and Slovakia and Slovenia will face off against each other, so at least one of them will get points for sure.
Scotland arrives here after a 1-0 win over Slovenia and a 2-2 draw against England, on a crazy match where they’ve conceded the tying goal already past the 90th minute. Those were 2 important points that got snatched from them at the last second.
Scotland play in a very British style, very direct and they are a dangerous team on set pieces, who has a lot of players playing on average Premier League teams. Scotland travels to Lithuania with only 1 result in mind: the victory.
Lithuania vs Scotland – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Scotland aren’t usually a very strong team away from home, in terms of results, but here they have no other choice, they need to win.
Any other result leaves them practically out of the qualification race for the World Cup.
Lithuania is not exactly a very strong National team, so I expect Scotland to try to take control of this match from the beginning and attempting to create a lot of goal chances with their attacking moves.
Lithuania should let the Scottish have the initiative and look to punish them on the counter-attack.
If the Scottish are pragmatic when attacking, I fully believe they will be able to take the win and keep fighting for a spot that allows them to go to Russia.
|Scotland to win||