EURO 2024 Qualifier Preview: Spain vs Scotland Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 12)
- Scotland requires one more point to secure their place at EURO 2024
- Spain currently sits second in the Group A standings
Standout action in EURO qualification takes place in Spain this week, as Scotland go in search of the one point that they require to earn their spot at the major tournament in Germany next summer. But, can the Scots continue their perfect record in Group A?
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 2:45 p.m ET
- Where: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
- How To Watch: ESPN
Scotland certainly appear to be one of the European nations that are on the rise, as their performance levels have been stepped up a gear throughout the ongoing qualification phase. Steve Clarke’s side currently sit top of the Group A standings, as they have picked up victories in all five of their qualification matches.
That includes a historic win over Spain, which was achieved at Hampden Park earlier in the campaign. Scotland’s defensive record has been excellent throughout qualification, as they have allowed just one goal. But, it was clear how far they still have to go in the recent international break, as they were easily beaten 3-1 by England.
The pressure will be on Spain this week, as the nation must claim maximum points to remain in contention of topping the Group A standings. Failure to top the standings could have dire consequences, as they will likely be placed in a tougher group at the EUROs next summer.
Spain’s only defeat in four outings was picked up on the road against Scotland, but they have bounced back with consecutive big wins against Georgia and Cyprus. The latest of those was a 7-0 demolition against the latter in the most recent round of matches in the group.
Spain vs Scotland Prediction
Scotland’s win over Spain in March was their first success against the nation since the 1984 World Cup. But, they haven’t won away from home against Spain since June 1963. Despite enjoying an excellent qualification campaign, it appears hard to overlook Spain’s chances of landing victory on Thursday.