Scotland vs Liechtenstein – Levein to focus on attacking mentality

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All out attack may prove the best approach for Scotland as they go in search of an essential three points in their first ever clash with Liechtenstein.

Craig Levein’s first competitive fixture as Scotland manager ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw in Lithuania and they can ill afford any more major slip-ups if they harbour hopes of qualifying for Euro 2012 from Group I.

With World Cup winners Spain virtually guaranteed to finish at the head of the group, Scotland are battling with Liechtenstein, Lithuania and the Czech Republic for second and a spot in a play-off to reach Euro 2012.

The latter are likely to pose the biggest challenge to Scotland outside of Spain, meaning that the three points against Liechtenstein is a must.

Scotland are 1/12 to claim their first victory in the group with Levein likely to revert to two strikers rather than the lone frontman he employed in Lithuania.

This could mean a return to the starting line-up for Middlesbrough striker Kris Boyd and he is 9/4 to open the scoring against Liechtenstein.

Meanwhile, Darren Fletcher is 9/4 to celebrate his 50th cap for his country with a goal at any time within the 90 minutes.

Liechtenstein may take confidence from the draw they gained in their last away fixture in a friendly in Iceland and are 9/1 to take a point from Hampden Park.

The visitors have failed to score more than once in a game since beating Luxembourg in 2004, which means that they will need to keep things tight if they want to get a result.

It is 28/1 that they claim an unforeseen 1-0 victory, while another toothless performance from Scotland in front of goal could result in a goalless draw, which is available at 14/1.

Scotland’s draw in Lithuania has left them 16/1 to finish top of Group I. See the whole market.

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