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World Cup – Moldova vs Scotland: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Moldova and Scotland and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Scotland visit Moldova at the Zimbru Stadium on Friday in search of perhaps one of their biggest victories ever.

Three points in Chisinau will ensure the visitors of a play-off spot, leaving them one step closer to qualifying for a first World Cup appearance since 1998. They’re currently in second place in Group F. A tally of 17 points from eight games leaves 16 points clear of their winless fourth-placed foes, Moldova.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Moldova and Scotland in World Cup.

  • Moldova has lost the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Moldova did not win the last 18 matches in a row;
  • Moldova has lost the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Moldova did not win the last 9 matches in a row at home.
  • Scotland has won the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Scotland has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Scotland scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Scotland’s last 5 of 7 matches.

Current form — Moldova v. Scotland

The hosts struggling for results

While tough to break down Moldova will be eager to turn one of their many draws into a win. Roberto Bordin’s side have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches from which, they have nothing to show. They were beaten 2-1 by the Faroe Islands before Denmark ran out 4-0 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Israel, who came out 2-1 winners.

The Scots in a nice flow

Scotland will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Steve Clarke’s side beat Austria 1-0 before overcoming Israel in a tightly contested 3-2 victory. They won again last time out by beating Faroe Islands 1-0.

Moldova v. Scotland — fixture history

The latest match between these teams was a tight encounter that saw Scotland claim a slender 1-0 victory. Moldova have the following 0-1-2 meeting statistics with Steve Clarke’s side.

Current table in the World Cup

Primary goal getter

Despite having scored just once lately, Nicolae Milinceanu is one of the players from Moldova who we expect to be hitting the net again quite soon. While Scotland will be without Lyndon Dykes due to suspension. Therefore, Jacob Brown and Che Adams may step up to the mantle instead.