Scotland vs Georgia predictions as the hosts hope to extend further their perfect start to the qualifying campaign. Can Georgia stop them? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
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Scotland vs Georgia Predictions
A High-Scoring Clash on the Horizon
– Georgia have scored nine goals across their three games in 2023.
– Both teams have shown a propensity for scoring, with Scotland averaging 2.3 goals per game and Georgia averaging 1.5.
Scotland and Georgia are both in high spirits as they prepare for a titanic clash in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The hosts, having secured maximum points from three outings, are leading their group, while Georgia, with their prolific scoring form, look to disrupt Scotland’s winning streak.
Scotland: The Resilient Hosts
Scotland’s excellent performance in the qualifiers reflects their firm commitment to stamping their authority on home turf. With seven goals scored and only one conceded in their last three matches, the team exhibits a robust offence coupled with a disciplined defence.
Their average of 2.3 goals per game, all coming from within the box, indicates their efficient attacking strategy. The clean sheets from two of their three games amplify their defensive prowess, averaging only 0.3 goals conceded per game. The team’s discipline extends to zero errors leading to a shot or a goal, demonstrating their defensive solidity.
Averaging 1.3 big chances per game and converting most of them, Scotland also showcases a competitive edge in their attacking approach. However, the team might have to focus on boosting their ball possession, which stands at a relatively low 42.7%.
Georgia: The Thriving Visitors
Despite playing one less game than Scotland, Georgia have made an impact with their noticeable scoring ability, averaging 1.5 goals per game. Their big chances per game (2.0) double that of Scotland, although their conversion rate leaves room for improvement.
Georgia’s defence, however, might be a concern. With no clean sheets and an average of 1.0 goal conceded per game, their defensive lapses could give Scotland an upper hand. They’ve also had one error leading to a shot, but their clearing off line stat shows a potential saving grace in dangerous situations.
Their successful dribble rate stands at an impressive 19.0 per game, suggesting they could trouble Scotland’s defence with their quick, skillful movements. Moreover, Georgia have managed to maintain better ball possession than Scotland, with an average of 44.5%.
Predictions: A Battle of Offence and Defence
Scotland’s commendable record, especially at home, makes them a favorite. However, their low possession stats, coupled with Georgia’s strong attacking prowess, suggest that Georgia might find the net. Given Georgia’s goal scoring form in 2023 and Scotland’s record of scoring at least twice in their last five home games, we expect a goal fest.
Our first prediction is that both Scotland and Georgia will find the back of the net within the first half of the match.
Scotland’s average of 2.3 goals per game and Georgia’s average of 1.5 goals per game, combined with the fact that both teams have been consistently scoring in their recent matches, suggests that they are capable of early goals. Moreover, Scotland’s tendency to apply pressure early in the game, especially at home, increases the chance of an early goal from them.
Georgia, on the other hand, have proven that they can also score on the road, as demonstrated by their scoring record in the last five competitive away games. This suggests that they could also breach Scotland’s defence in the first half.
However, it’s important to note that predicting goals in the first half carries more risk compared to the full-time prediction. It requires not only the ability to score but also to do so early in the game. Given the stats, both teams have shown they have this capability, which justifies the prediction, but also adds a higher degree of uncertainty. But I believe there is good value also considering this price has been boosted by William Hill all the way to 5/1 at the moment of writing!
Scotland to Edge It
The second prediction is for Scotland to secure a narrow 2-1 victory in the correct score market. This forecast is based on Scotland’s recent performance and their home advantage. Having won their last five home games and being on a winning streak in the qualifiers (nine points from three matches), Scotland are riding a wave of momentum that will be tough for Georgia to halt.
Scotland’s strong offensive capability, with an average of 2.3 goals per game, will likely be a significant factor. Their defensive performance is also better than Georgia’s, as demonstrated by their two clean sheets and fewer goals conceded.
On the other hand, while Georgia have had an impressive run recently, their defensive capabilities have been slightly subpar compared to Scotland, which could be a deciding factor in this clash. They’ve yet to keep a clean sheet, conceding an average of 1.0 goal per game. Their attacking prowess, although notable, might not be enough to overcome Scotland’s solid defense more than once though.
Therefore, despite Georgia’s good form, the prediction leans towards a Scottish 2-1 victory considering the overall balance of strengths in attack and defence. However, it’s expected to be a tightly contested match given Georgia’s recent form.
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