Scotland vs Armenia prediction

Scotland

Scotland

Armenia

Armenia

  • Date: 08.06.2022  
  • Competition: UEFA Nations League
  • KO: 20:45
  • Venue: Hampden Park (Glasgow)

A deflated Scotland plays host to Armenia for a UEFA Nations League fixture in what is sure to be a low-key occasion at Hampden Park on Wednesday. 

Betting tips Scotland vs Armenia

Handily beaten by Ukraine last Wednesday, the Scots are sure to be mentally and physically fatigued following the ammer blow of missing out on the World Cup but they will need to be at their best to overcome a visiting Armenian side that is capable of causing some problems for their higher-ranked hosts.

Scotland had been in great form prior to the Ukraine loss, winning 6 and drawing 2 of their previous 8 while they had enjoyed a brilliant 12 match unbeaten run at home before Wednesday´s painfully one-sided defeat. 

Indeed, discounting the loss to Ukraine, the Scots would have been handily fancied to win here with the visitors arriving in Glasgow on the back of a dismal run of form which has seen them lose 4 of their last 6 away matches with a remarkable 20 goals conceded, including 9 in a heavy beat-down in Norway. Armenia have also failed to score in 4 of their last 5 away matches. 

Of course, Scotland doesn´t have an Erling Haaland to call in their attacking ranks, but despite their painful week, they should still be expected to take care of an Armenian side that surprised Ireland on Saturday with a narrow 1:0 win in Yerevan.

Ultimately, this could prove a tight night for Scotland, despite their status as overwhelming favourites but they should have enough quality to claim a low-scoring and narrow victory.in front of what is likely to be a sparse Hampden crowd.

However, the Scots are a bit short at just 1.4 odds on to claim the win and given recent circumstances,  we like the chances of the under 2.5 goal market here at 1.72 odds with this fixture likely to prove less than thrilling for the neutral. 

.Final score 1:0

Last matches of Scotland

  1. Scotland

    1 : 3

    Ukraine

    WC Qualification Europe

  2. Austria

    2 : 2

    Scotland

    WC Qualification Europe

  3. Scotland

    1 : 1

    Poland

    WC Qualification Europe

  4. Scotland

    2 : 0

    Denmark

    WC Qualification Europe

  5. Moldova

    0 : 2

    Scotland

    WC Qualification Europe

Last matches of Armenia

  1. Norway

    9 : 0

    Armenia

    Friendly International

  2. Armenia

    1 : 0

    Montenegro

    Friendly International

  3. Armenia

    1 : 4

    Germany

    Friendly International

  4. Armenia

    0 : 5

    North Macedonia

    Friendly International

  5. Romania

    1 : 0

    Armenia

    Friendly International

Scotland

Scotland Team News

Kieran Tierney, and Ryan Jack are absent from the Scotland squad and following their desperately disappointing loss to Ukraine, head coach Clarke is expected to make several changes to the starting xi.

Nathan Patterson could come into the right wing-back role should Clarke maintain a 5.3.2 formation with Bologna-based Hickey dropping out.

Elsewhere, the likes of Dykes, Cooper and Gilmour could also drop out with Armstrong, Christie and Hendry potentially coming into the Scottish starting xi.

Armenia

Armenia Team News

Head coach Joaquín Caparrós named a 29 man squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures however there was no place for experienced midfielder Gevorg Ghazaryan.

Following their narrow win against Ireland, the Armenians will be reluctant to make many changes to their starting line-up.

95-capped Roma winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan retired from international duty in November of last yea so Tigran Barseghyan is now his country's top scorer with just 8 goals.

Scotland vs Armenia Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Scotland vs Armenia Predicted Lineup

C. Gordon

J. Hendry

G. Hanley

S. McTominay

N Patterson

C. McGregor

J. McGinn

S Armstong

A. Robertson

C. Adams

R Christie

D. Yurchenko

H. Mkoyan

H. Hambardzumyan

V. Haroyan

A. Hovhannisyan

K. Hovhannisyan

A. Grigoryan

K. Bayramyan

V. Bichakhchyan

E. Spertsyan

T. Barseghyan

Key Facts Scotland vs Armenia

  • Scotland have lost just 1 of their last 13 home matches
  • Armenia have lost 4 of their last 6 away matches, conceding 20 goals in the process
  • Scotland have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of their last 6 UNL matches
  • This is the first-ever meeting between these nations
  • Scotland have kept a clean sheet in 9 of their last 10 victories since September 2020

Main prediction Scotland - Armenia

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Scotland vs Armenia - FAQ

? Scotland Player to Watch
Andy Robertson - Criticised for his performance in the defeat to Ukraine, the Liverpool full-back remains a vital cog in the Scottish side.
? Armenia Player to Watch
Tigran Barseghyan - The Slovan Bratislava midefielder has scored 8 goals in 46 appearances for his country.
? Where to watch?
This UEFA Nations League match can be viewed live on Premir Sports and various betting platforms.