Scotland v USA Preview

November 14, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_newInternational Friendly action Friday Night comes from Hampden Park Stadium featuring Scotland versus USA.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 20:05pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Scotland v USA Preview, International Friendly, Friday 15th November 2013

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has recently called up Gary Mackay-Steven and Craig Conway who are both wingers, the pair were both brought in to replace injured pair James Forrest of Celtic and Birmingham’s Chris Burke who picked up an ankle injury against Huddersfield last weekend.

Ex Rangers midfielder Alejandro Bedoya returns to Scotland for the friendly and insists he has nothing to prove after only playing a handful of games before making his move to Helsingborgs. Although things didn’t turn out well for Bedoya he is now playing the football of his life for French Ligue 1 side Nantes.

Scotland v USA v Latvia Team News

Scotland Team News:

Scotland are missing Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes who pulled out with an injury recently for both Fridays game against the USA and also the following match against Norway. Leeds striker McCormack will replace Rhodes and will join up with Gordon Strachan’s men full of confidence after scoring 6 goals in his last 2 league games for Leeds United.

USA Team News:

Much talk about current USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann in regards to the vacant Switzerland job next year. With guiding USA to the World Cup in Brazil next year after finishing top in the qualifiers he is refusing to confirm if he is to be considered for the job and that his focus us purely on the World Cup.

Scotland v USA Head to Head Statistics

USA have the better results after these two nations have met and with only meeting in friendlies and no competitive matches it could go either way on the night.

27/05/12 FRI USA – Scotland
5 : 1
11/11/05 FRI Scotland – USA
1 : 1
29/05/98 FRI USA – Scotland 0 : 0
25/05/96 FRI USA – Scotland 2 : 1
16/05/92 FRI USA – Scotland 0 : 1

Average Goals Per Game?

With 12 goals being scored in the last 5 head to head statistics it will give us a goals per game average of 2.4. Which would suggest that come Saturday night we should see some attacking football and possibly some goals.

Scotland v USA Recent Form (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

Scotland: W W L L W

USA: W W W L W

Slightly better form by USA here with the additional win Mexico in the World Cup Qualifiers back in September, USA are a good team but giving them the advantage here could be slightly unworthy as Scotland are at home and had the tougher World Cup Qualifier Group.

Scotland v USA Match Betting Odds Market.

Scotland are slight favourites for this game with being at home with odds of 2/1 with Ladbrokes – £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw could be an option here if both teams cancel each other out on the night, with the best odds currently @ 12/5 with Betfred – £50 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

USA although not the favourites are just as strong as Scotland so could easily take the result on Friday, with the best odds @ 6/4 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Scotland v USA Match Betting Tips, Predictions & First Goal Scorer Bets.

With both teams playing very well at their standard the result could go either way on Friday night. The form shows that USA are the better but with looking who their opponents where you would have to say Scotland themselves are the more impressive. Especially with the recent win over Croatia during the qualifiers, don’t get me wrong the result didn’t really matter to Croatia who only managed to finish 2nd in Group A behind league leaders Belgium who were an impressive 9 points ahead.

Bizarre enough I have a strong feeling Fridays game will be won 2 – 0 by Scotland, it was a result that hit my head instantly when looking at the fixture and all through writing this preview it has not been swayed. So I am going for the 2 – 0 Scotland win as my first prediction with the other to be a Robert Snodgrass goal anytime during the 90 minutes. With his goal at the weekend I can see him looking to build upon that with another impressive performance.

The Verdict

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