Scotland have a lot on their plate in World Cup 2018 qualification. They play their toughest home game of the campaign on Saturday when they go as hosts at Hampden Park against long-standing rivals England. This is a pressure situation for the hosts because it basically boils down to this being a must-win game for them. Defeat would be disastrous for them in the qualification group because it would leave them floundering in the chase for second place.
A win for England in the game, who are already top of the group and who have dropped just the two points in their five games so far, would just see them extend their supremacy on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Three Lions have not conceded a single goal in the group yet and they trounced Scotland 3-0 when the two met at Wembley in the back end of last year.
England have won their last three games against Scotland, scoring three goals in each of them. So this is a tough task for the Scots then, who have only gone W1 D2 L6 in their last nine home games against their southern neighbours. In that sequence of nine matches, Scotland have scored just the three goals against the Three Lions.
So Scotland go as underdogs on home soil for this one, can they pull out a special night and take a crucial three points for themselves as they did in their last qualifier when a late winner against Slovenia to keep their hopes alive? Scotland start this match in fourth place in the group and have to compete with both Slovenia and Slovakia ahead of them.
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