Punters back Scotland to qualify for first major tournament since 1998

Punters back Scotland to qualify for first major tournament since 1998

78% of all bets have backed the Tartan Army

  • Over three-quarters of all bets in the 'to qualify' market have been on Scotland
  • Serbia are the bookies' favourites at 2/7


Will Scotland break the 22-year drought?

Scotland are the punters’ pick to qualify for Euro 2020, ahead of their crunch tie with Serbia this Thursday.  

Since the market opened on Oddschecker, 78% of all bets in the ‘to qualify’ market have backed Steve Clarke’s side. 

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That’s despite travelling Scotland being sizable underdogs at the bookmakers, cut from 11/4 into 5/2 as a result of the money.  

Tough opponents Serbia are the bookies’ favourite at 2/7, although haven’t been as popular with punters since the market opened. 

The hosts are 4/6 favourites to win in 90 minutes, whilst its 9/2 that Scotland qualifies without the need for extra time and penalties.  

A host of top players lead the first goalscorer market, with Fulham hitman Aleksander Mitrovic leading the betting at 3/1. 


Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is next at 9/2, whilst Ajax’s Dusan Tadic (6/1) and Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić (9/1) all pose a threat for Serbia.  

Scotland’s most likely heroes come in the form of Oli McBurnie (17/2) to score first, then comes Lyndon Dykes (9/1) and Lawrence Shankland (11/1).  

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “After their dramatic penalty shootout victory over Israel, Scotland are now within touching distance of the European Championships. 

"While Serbia are favourites with the bookies, a one-off knockout contest, behind closed doors, is tailor-made for an upset." 

Serbia vs Scotland to qualify: 

  • Serbia – 2/7 
  • Scotland – 5/2