Scotland vs Belgium 09/06/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Belgium vs Scotland
The line: Scotland 9/2 draw 11/4 Belgium 8/11 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky sports: espn
Interesting matchup between Belgium and Scotland. Belgium are highly fancied to go a long way at the World Cup next summer, but first they must ensure qualification. The Belgians face a tricky away fixture here as Scotland are never easy to beat and under Gordon Strachan, the Scot's have shown signs of life, no more so than when they pushed England to the limits in an entertaining 3-2 loss. I don't think we will see the same goal happy approach in a qualifier, but I do expect Scotland to put up a spirited performance at Hampden Park. Belgium have an embarrassment of richness when it comes to players as Hazard, Dembele, Benteke, Kompaat and Lukaku, to name but a few of their household stars.
On paper, it's hard to see anything other than a Belgium win here and I think that will probably be the outcome, even missing Vincent Kompany who is injured. I think the Belgians will have too much star power and I expect it may well be Benteke that breaks Scottish hearts. I think the bookmakers have it spot on here so no real value in the market. Small bet on Belgium to win 1-0 at 5/1 is TE recommended bet here. Follow me ontwitter @antonpippo
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