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World Cup – Faroe Islands vs Scotland: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Faroe Islands and Scotland and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Scotland take a trip to Torsvollur on Tuesday hoping to move a step closer to 2022 World Cup qualification.

While Group F leaders Denmark are almost out of reach, the playoff spot is very much in Scotland’s hands. The visitors hold second place in the standings on 14 points from seven games. They have a four-point advantage over Israel and Austria, who sit third and fourth respectively.

Faroe Islands, on the other hand, have no chance of making it to Qatar next year. The home side are down in fifth place in Group F, having mustered only four points from seven games.

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Stats and facts for Faroe Islands vs Scotland

Facts are calculated for World Cup:

  • Faroe Islands has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Faroe Islands conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Faroe Islands conceded the last 8 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Faroe Islands’s last 4 of 6 matches.
  • Scotland has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Scotland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Scotland scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Scotland’s last 4 of 6 matches.

Form Guide – Faroe Islands vs Scotland

Faroe Islands hope to stop the rot.

It is all or nothing with Faroe Islands at the moment, and sadly for them, it has been more ‘nothing’ than ‘all’. Håkan Ericson’s side first went down 1-0 in an encounter with Denmark, to which they replied by beating Moldova 2-1. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 2-0 against Austria.

Scots keep on winning.

A 3 match-winning run has left Scotland high on confidence. Steve Clarke’s side first defeated Moldova 1-0 before claiming a 1-0 victory away to Austria. Their latest encounter resulted in a hard-fought 3-2 win over Israel.

Faroe Islands vs Scotland – Fixture history

The last match between these teams was back in March and saw Scotland claim a 4-0 victory.

Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet 5 times in the last 6 matches between Faroe Islands and Scotland. Both teams to score paid out 2 times in those 6 matches. All in all, Scotland have had a fine reading on Faroe Islands in previous seasons in the World Cup with a 5-1-0 advantage going into this match.

Standings in World Cup

Man of the Moment

Lyndon Dykes has scored in his last 3 matches for Scotland and hopes to continue this run of form at Torsvollur. As for the Faroe Islands, Klaemint Olsen has been quietly putting away the goals. Jóan Símun Edmundsson could be one to keep an eye on as well.