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Callum McGregor to Commit 1+ Foul @ 10/11 Betfair

Scotland face the daunting prospect of going up against host nation Germany in the opening game of Euro 2024 on Friday night.

A backs-to-the-wall performance is expected from Steve Clarke’s side in Bavaria, a strategy which should throw up plenty of interesting opportunities in the player props markets.

One player who stands out to commit a minimum of one foul is Callum McGregor, who has been priced up at an attractive 10/11 on Betfair.

McGregor is likely to be patrolling the space in front of Scotland’s backline and he should have his work cut out given the pace and flair that Germany possess in forward areas.

The Celtic skipper was averaging 0.9 fouls per-game in the most recent Scottish Premiership season, suggesting that he isn’t afraid to do the dirty work when required.

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Kieran Tierney to Commit 1+ Foul @ 1/1 Betfair

While Kieran Tierney falls short of the aforementioned Callum McGregor in the fouling stakes, backing the Scotland defender to also commit a foul appeals at even-money on Betfair.

Tierney is expected to start on the left of Scotland’s back three, where he is likely to come up against German livewire Jamal Musiala.

The Bayern Munich ace’s electric pace and remarkable dribbling skills often leads to him finding himself on the wrong end of some rough treatment from opposing defenders, as evidenced by the fact that he was fouled at least once in 19 of his 24 Bundesliga outings during the 2023/24 campaign.

So with that in mind, backing Tierney to tackle himself into trouble just once here looks too big to ignore at 1/1 on Betfair.

Ilkay Gundogan 1+ Shot on Target  @ 21/10 William Hill

Germany captain İlkay Gundogan plays in a more advanced role for his country than he does for his club and he could get some joy in front of goal against a Scotland side that has looked extremely fragile at the back in the lead up to Euro 2024.

As such, Gundogan stands out at 21/20 on William Hill to register a shot on target during Friday night’s curtain-raiser.

The classy midfielder does tend to relish the big occasions, not to mention he is expected to be Germany's designated penalty taker.

It’s worth pointing out that this same selection is as short as 2/5 with another bookmaker.