Tip Scotland – Armenia
Armenia are top of Group 1 in League B of the Nations League, thanks to their shock win over Republic of Ireland. They will travel to Scotland for their second game, hoping to build on the opening win. For Scotland, this will be their opening game in this competition, exempted from Match Day 1 as they were taking on Ukraine in the World Cup qualification playoff. They lost the game and here they seek to rise again, on the back of three straight winless outings. One area they will bank on is a strong scoring run, and they should have a stronger attack than Armenia. The Scots have scored in each of their last nine matches and in three of their last five games they’ve scored two or more goals.
Armenia head into this game in high spirits after their 1-0 win over Ireland. However, as they go into this their first ever meeting with Scotland, one concern stands out; they have no win in their last seven away matches, and have managed just one goal in the last five away games. Armenia’s last 13 matches across all competitions have served just two wins – against Ireland and Montenegro, and they have managed just three clean sheets in this run. They aren’t so great defensively; in their last five matches, they’ve conceded four or more goals in three. The visitors have shipped in a total of 18 goals in just the last five matches and meeting a Scotland side hurting from the World Cup playoff defeat will not be the ideal position the Armenia’s want to be.
Key points Scotland – Armenia
Scotland have scored two or more goals in three of their last five games.
Scotland have scored in each of their last nine matches.
Armenia have two wins in 12 matches.
Scotland have six wins in 10 games.
Armenia have failed to score in four of their last five matches.
ConclusionSCOTLAND – ARMENIA
Scotland will be back at Hampden Park, the venue of their loss to Ukraine in the World Cup qualifier recently. They are still hurting and to lift their fans, a win is the least expectation here. The Scots have a great scoring run, as compared to Armenia, and we don’t expect the visitors to stop them. Armenia haven’t been scoring much away from home