Scotland vs. Ukraine Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying Best Bets

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Scotland's defender John Souttar (L) celebrates scoring the opening during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F qualification football match. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

The 2022 World Cup European Qualifying odds are now available as we are back with our favorite soccer expert advice and free betting predictions.

Read on for this week’s Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifying betting advice, soccer analysis, and free soccer picks for Scotland vs. Ukraine.

Scotland vs. Ukraine

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 – 02:45 PM EDT at Hampden Park

Teams Trends

  • Scotland has won their previous 6 WCQ meetings.
  • Ukraine has won just 2 of their last 6 WCQ games.
  • Under 2.5 goals has landed in 5 of Scotland's last 6 WCQ fixtures.
  • Under 2.5 goals has landed in 3 of Ukraine's last 5 WCQ games.

Scotland's Soccer Analysis

Scotland is two games shy from making a long-awaited return to the World Cup that has been prolonged for 24 years. However, for Steve Clarke's Tartan Army to reach the 2022 World Cup qualification playoff final versus Wales, they must first overcome a Ukraine squad desperate to give their country a reason to smile.

The last time Scotland fans followed their team on a World Cup schedule was 1998, but two more winning games would position them in Qatar 2022 group stage alongside England, Iran, and the USA.

Having won their previous six World Cup qualification meetings, Clarke and company should have all the confidence and belief they can achieve the end goal. To add, they collected 23 points from their 10 World Cup qualification group, losing just 1 game and allowing a mere 7 goals.

Ukraine's Soccer Analysis

Group D saw Ukraine finish one point above Finland in second place after picking up 12 points from their eight matches. Their presence hasn't been felt in a World Cup since 2006, after reaching the quarter-finals to lose 3-0 versus Italy.

Oleksandr Petrakov's men also reached the quarter-finals of the Euro 2020. Despite losing to England 4-0 in the final eight, they should have every reason to believe that a Qatar 2022 World Cup placement is highly possible.

Wednesday's meeting with Scotland will mark the third time these countries have faced each other in international competition. Ukraine took the first meeting in Kyiv with a 2-0 scoreline, and Scotland returned the favor with a 3-1 success in Glasgow just twelve months after.

Scotland vs. Ukraine: Betting Odds and Pick

The 2022 World Cup European Qualifying betting odds favor the Scots to claim glory on familiar territory in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow, Scotland. Top sportsbooks and betting sites have placed a +125 moneyline price on Scotland to win in 90 minutes, with a +240 return on Ukraine.

Ukraine is unquestionably capable of eliminating Scotland and crushing their World Cup hopes. However, with the crucial home advantage factor, it's difficult to envision the roaring Glasgow crowd not giving the Tartan Army the added boost needed to triumph their visitors.

I do expect Scotland to collect a win and meet Wales on Sunday's final, but Ukraine poses enough threats in the final third to put themselves on the score sheet, and for this reason, both teams to score at plus money is the most tempting betting pick for Wednesday's highlight fixture.

Score Prediction: Scotland 2 - Ukraine 1

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