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PREVIEW: Scotland v England

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother good result for the column yesterday with over 2.5 goals being landed in the Wycombe v Burton Albion game.

And now, as they say, for something a little different. One of the great sporting rivalries will see another chapter written tonight as Scotland take on England at Celtic Park.

I’ve been opposing England of late, to some cost and it’s becoming a little like ‘system working well, please send more money.’ Steadfastly opposing a team and not willing to alter your opinion can be the road to the poor house but I STILL don’t believe England have transformed since their disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil.

And this will be a big test for them tonight because, make no mistake, the Scot’s will be up for this big time and the pace of the game should be a lot different from the typical friendly. It might just mean a bit more for Scotland – and the supporters are thinking that too with England having to return some of their ticket allocation.

England’s recent form is good purely in terms of results (I accept that) but so too is Scotland’s under the stewardship of Gordon Strachan and the home side have lost just one of their last 10 games.

Strachan said of tonight’s encounter: “We want to compete and make it as difficult for the other team as possible. England have got terrific players. They were comfortable winners against Slovenia. They could have stepped up any time they felt like it.”

Scotland v England
International Friendly
8pm ITV

HEAD TO HEAD
(Max 10 matches)
Aug 2013 International England 3-2 Scotland
Nov 1999 Euros England 0-1 Scotland
Nov 1999 Euros Scotland 0-2 England
Jun 1996 Euros England 2-0 Scotland
May 1989 International Scotland 0-2 England
May 1988 International England 1-0 Scotland
May 1987 International Scotland 0-0 England
Apr 1986 International England 2-1 Scotland
May 1985 International Scotland 1-0 England
May 1984 International Scotland 1-1 England

I think it will be an open match with plenty of goals. There were five goals at Wembley when the teams last met in August last year and I am repeating last night’s bet of over 2.5 goals with Star Sports.

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