SCOTLAND travel to Serbia as they attempt to qualify for an international tournament for the first time since 1998.
Steve Clarke’s Tartan Army made it to this stage with a penalty shootout win over Israel in the semi-final but are set to face a tougher test in Belgrade.
Scotland are one win away from making next year’s EurosCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow
A Sergej Milinkovic-Savic masterclass in Oslo saw the Serbs make light work of a Norway team featuring Erling Haaland in a 2-1 extra time win that was nowhere near as close as the scoreline suggested.
What time does Serbia vs Scotland kick off?
- Serbia vs Scotland kicks off at 7.45pm (BST) tonight – 8.45pm in Serbia.
- The game will be played at Red Star’s Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade.
What channel is Serbia vs Scotland on and can I live stream it free?
- Serbia vs Scotland is live on Sky Sports Football, Sky One and Pick.
- The match can also be live streamed on a tablet or mobile device if you have a Sky Go or NOW TV account.
- Sky Pick is FREE for all UK viewers.
Scotland have two blows to their side as Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley are set to miss out through injury.
Fraser played in Scotland’s last two games but picked up a hamstring problem while playing for Newcastle.
Assistant coach Steven Reid said: “It’s disappointing – Grant has missed a little bit of football and unfortunately is not going to be with us – and Ryan as well.
“He performed really well in the past camp, so that is a blow but we have got strength in depth. We have bigger numbers than usual in the squad and feel as if we have a squad which is capable of competing well.”
For the Serbs, they should have a squad firing on all cylinders.
Star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and captain Aleksandr Kolarov both flew to Serbia as quick as they could following a change in Covid guidelines in Italy.
Filip Djuricic however, is out with coronavirus.
Serbia – 7/10
Draw – 12/5
Scotland – 9/2
What they said
Serbia boss Ljubisa Tumbakovic: “We have been looking over the Scots for a long time and we will do everything possible to bring them under control.
“This is part of our strategy. If we are successful with this, we will without doubt achieve a result.”
Scotland boss Steve Clarke: “We have to continue to do what we’ve done before because what served us well last month will serve us well this month. We need to reach the same high standards.
“As we approach the game, I’m perfectly calm. We have prepared as well as we can prepare.
“What I would say about Serbia is that they weren’t particularly great in the lead up to the Norway game.
“When the big one came around in Oslo they produced their best performance in five or six games.
“So we know to expect their best performance, their best players and their best team. We have to be ready for that.
“But we have identified one or two things that can maybe cause them a problem.”
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