Reeling from Friday’s 2-2 draw with Czech Republic, Scotland will want to transform that anger into a positive result against Lithuania tonight.
Just one place separates the two sides in FIFA’s world rankings but Scotland are feeling hard done by at the moment, rightly so, and Lithuania can expect a backlash at Hampden Park tonight.
The two sides played out a goalless draw when they met in Lithuania, but Scotland have won all three of their previous home games with tonight’s opponents and Scotland look good value for the win at 8/15.
The two sides first met in Septembet 1998 and have since played each other seven times and so both will be fully prepared for what lies in store.
Lithuania drew with Liechtenstein on Friday night at home and that form isn’t good enough to suggest they will win tonight, although Scotland fans looking for a little insurance may want to back the 0-0 draw at 9/1 – all three of Lithuania’s most recent draws have finished goalless.
While the draw may be Lithuania’s best hope of a result, it’s hard to see them stopping this Scotland side from scoring in the aftermath of Friday’s events.
Scotland have scored 13 goals in their last seven games – in two of those games the Scots failed to score.
David Goodwillie will be making his first start for Scotland tonight and the Blackburn Rovers striker is favoured to open the scoring at 6/1.
Scotland are without Kenny Miller and Charlie Adam and the two are two big goal threats for the Scots, so without them a 2-0 Scotland result looks a solid bet at 5/1.
Lithuania have failed to score in three of their last four games and so backing Scotland to keep a clean sheet at 5/6 looks a solid bet, as does the 8/13 for under 2.5 goals.