After a thrilling 3-2 win over Israel last time out, Scotland can’t afford any mistakes on Tuesday night as they head to the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying (Faroe Islands 14/1, draw 9/2, Scotland 1/4 – Match Betting).
The Scots find themselves in second place in the Group F standings with seven points between themselves and runaway frontrunners Denmark.
With three matches of the qualifying remaining, head coach Steve Clarke and his players require two wins to guarantee themselves a place in the World Cup play-offs.
The Scots have been held to two draws in the Faroe Islands in the past but secured a 4-0 win over the European minnows in their last meeting at Hampden this year (12/5 Over 3.5 goals).
Clarke is taking nothing for granted, as the Scots look to build on their four-point lead over chasers Israel and Austria on Tuesday night.
“The historic results don’t matter now,” Clarke said. “What matters now is that the Faroes are improving all the time and qualified out of their section in the Nations League. The 4-0 scoreline we had against them at Hampden in March had a little bit of a gloss on it for us – it was not a 4-0 game.”
Clarke will have to do without Southampton striker Che Adams for the trip to the Faroes, with the forward suffering a knock in the win of Israel.
The Scotland boss has Hibernian’s Kevin Nisbet and Bournemouth Ryan Christie as potential options in attack alongside Lyndon Dykes.