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Bet Of The Day: Get Bettingpro.com’s best bet for Thursday, October 10

More misery for Scotland? (credit:Ian Rutherford/PA Wire/PA Images)

If you are planning on placing just one bet on sport today you ought to make it the best bet possible. Our expert tipsters have been pawing over their favourite sports to pick out the best one just for you, free of charge!

Today's Best Bet: Thursday, October 10


Leigh Copson: Back Russia to win to nil vs. Scotland @ 11/10 bet365
* Odds correct at 12:40 BST on 4/10/2019

Scotland’s hopes of securing qualification to Euro 2020 by the traditional route are not mathematically over, but they are on life support following the back-to-back home defeats to Russia and Belgium in September. Make no bones about it though – their campaign was dead as soon as it started with a humiliating 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan that ultimately ended the second reign of Alex McLeish. The Scots did bounce back with wins over San Marino and Cyprus, but they still had their toughest games to come, with matches against Belgium sandwiching a home meeting with Russia, and it was no real surprise when the lost all three outings by a combined score of 9-1.

As a result Scotland now find themselves down in fifth place in the table, with just six points from six games, and if they have any hope of somehow surging into second spot they must win their remaining four games and hope that they get some massive favours elsewhere. Let’s be realistic – that is not happening. They will not get the favours the need elsewhere and, more importantly, they will not get their part of the job done either.

The appointment of Steve Clarke was an understandable one given his success with Kilmarnock last season and the limited appeal of the job, but it has hardly been inspiring and whatever magic he brought to Rugby Park has not reared its head at Hampden Park so far! The Scotland national team may well be at its lowest ebb in history and if you ask the majority of the ‘Tartan Army’ they cannot see any light at the end of the tunnel. Anger and frustration in the stands has been replaced with apathy and boredom, and although there will be a sizeable following heading out to Russia for this latest qualifier, they will not be heading there full of hope!

Scotland did surprised the Russians by taking an early lead when these two teams met in Glasgow last month, but Artem Dyzuba levelled things up five minutes before the break and a Stephen O’Donnell own goal just before the hour mark then handed all three points to the visitors. A 2-1 scoreline was hardly embarrassing for the Scots, but it did not tell the full story of a night when Russia twice struck the frame of the goal and had another effort cleared off the line. The home side were outplayed and outclassed throughout and I fully expect to see more of the same here.

Scotland caught the Russians cold last month, but there will be no repeat of that fast start here because Clarke will send out his side to defend and try to snatch something on the break. They may hold out for a while like they did in Belgium, but ultimately the home side will find a breakthrough and they will add a few goals on top of that opener. Scotland, meanwhile, will offer very little in return as an attacking threat so there is a very good chance that a clean sheet will be the icing on Russia’s cake as they take another stride towards next summer’s Euros.

Today's Best Bet: Thursday, October 10



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