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10/09/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Hampden Park V Predicted Score:1 - 0

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Andrew Robertson had a miserable start to the Scotland captaincy and was tasked with tracking the likes of Dries Mertens as opposed than the attacking duties he enjoys with Liverpool. Against Albania, however, the left-sider will be able to push forward and play to his strengths. 

16/5 Robertson to score anytime
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3 It's a long shot, but…

Naismith used as a sub against Belgium and is a proven goalscorer. If he is given a bigger role on Monday, the former Everton attacker is precisely the type of player to unlock Albania’s stubborn defence. That’s why we think he’ll score last.

9/2 Naismith to score last.
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One to Watch: Elseid Hysaj

The Napoli full-back is given far more scope to push forward with the national side than his club. He might not be the most prolific of players, having not yet hit the target for the Partenopei, but the majority of Albania’s attacks go down the right flank, using Hysaj as an overlapping runner. At just 24 years of age, Christian Panucci has a promising talent on his hands. 

60/1 Hysaj to score anytime
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Team News

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Tom Cairney, Jack Hendry, Matt Phillips and Oli McBurnie are all absent from the squad, meaning returns for Ryan Jack, Robert Snodgrass and Steven Naismith. All three made substitute appearances against Belgium and may hope to earn starts on Monday. 

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Albania are without Eros Grezda after the Rangers new boy pulled out over an ankle injury. Instead, Migjen Basha is likely to start in a side similar to the one who beat Israel last week. 

Scotland vs Albania Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Will Scotland put their misery behind them on home soil?

With a UEFA Nations League win already under their belts, Albania travel to Scotland looking to add a second. For Alex McLeish’s side, a win is vital following a heavy defeat in the first game of his second spell as manager.

Scotland are 3/4 to win and are ranked considerably higher than Albania in the FIFA rankings. With a new manager and new captain in Andy Robertson, there is a lot of positivity coming from the Scottish camp, although the 4-0 defeat to Belgium showed that there is a long way to go yet. 

Albania are 4/1 to win and were the picture of inconsistency last year, losing to Luxembourg but beating Turkey. Christian Panucci seems like the perfect manager for the squad, having showed defensive resilience and counterattacking play to defeat Israel in their last game.

A draw is 23/10 and is certainly possible if Albania play with the defensive resolve they showed against Israel. 

Leigh Griffiths is 7/2 to score first, having hit four international goals so far in his career. Even so, Griffiths’ record as forward for Celtic, with more than a goal per game, leaves him as McLeish’s best option up front. 

Sindrit Guri is 9/1 to score first, having bagged a goal against Israel. The KV Oonstende striker has six goals in the Belgian league already, although he will have a tough task in isolation on Monday. 

Predicted Score: Scotland 1 - 0 Albania

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Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.