Scotland boss Steve Clarke says his side cannot ‘park the bus’ for the entire game against Belgium and must have a go at the Red Devils on Monday night (Scotland 15/2, draw 19/5, Belgium 2/5 – Match Betting).
The Scots head into the Euro 2020 qualifier on the back of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Russia on Friday night.
Belgium secured a 3-0 win over the Scots at home back in June, while they also racked up a 4-0 victory at Hampden in September 2018.
Clarke knows it’s a tall order for his side against the stars of Belgium, who finished third at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
However, the former Kilmarnock boss has urged his side to express themselves with the ball and have a go at Roberto Martinez’s team (9/4 – Scotland To Score 1 Or More Goals & Scotland 4 Or More Corners #PickYourPunt).
“You have to be defensively organised but you also have to have a threat,” said Clarke. “There’s no point thinking we can camp down for 97 minutes.
“The players will learn from the June experience where we felt, while it was backs to the wall for a little bit, we stayed in the game for a long time. If we can do that here at home, we think that we have the players to cause Belgium some problems.”
Steven Naismith is set to miss out as the Hearts forward continues to struggle with a hamstring problem, while Clarke claims there will be changes from the side that lost to Russia.
He added: “With two games coming in such a short space of time against high-quality opposition, there are players in the squad who will get a chance to play.”