The last player to score for Scotland at the Euros was Ally McCoist back at Euro 96 in a 1-0 victory over Switzerland as they exited the tournament via goal difference to the Netherlands in the group stages. Steve Clarke’s side have the odds of 4/6 to score three goals this time around which should be possible when considering recent records against their group stage opponents.
Scotland actually managed to beat the Czech Republic both 2-1 and 1-0 in the Nations League in Group B2, thanks to goals from Lyndon Dykes, Ryan Christie and Ryan Fraser, despite this, they still finished two points shy of the Czechs’ who finished as top of the group.
Clarke’s side haven’t met England in a competitive game since their dramatic 2-2 draw at Hampden Park in June 2017, where Leigh Griffiths scored two sensational free-kicks in the 87th and 90th minutes of the game to put them 2-1 up, before conceding a stoppage-time equaliser to Harry Kane.
If Scotland can replicate some of the previous results discussed against the Czech Republic or England, as well as managing goals against Croatia who conceded 16 goals in six games in the Nations League to the likes of France, Portugal and Croatia, then they are priced at 6/4 to score four or more goals and 11/4 to score five or more.
As previously discussed, Wales face a tough task in Group A and are the fourth favourites to qualify from their group despite having the odds of 5/6 to qualify, but, as shown in the last Euros, if the likes of Gareth Bale turns up and is on form, as he regularly has been for the national team regardless of his club status, then they will always have a chance of making the round of 16.
Wales are priced at 1/1 to score four or more goals which in itself could be a big ask for them considering that when they qualified for the tournament via the qualification group they found the back of the net 10 times in eight matches, whilst scoring seven in six matches in the Nations League against the likes of Bulgaria, Finland and the Republic of Ireland.
However, they are facing teams that have had poor defensive records in both Switzerland and Turkey, who combined in the Nations League, conceded 16 goals in groups A4 and B3. Wales are priced at 2/1 to score five or more and 10/3 to score six or more at the Euros which will likely depend on them qualifying from the group stage.