Faroe Islands v Scotland 2021: World Cup qualifier prediction, likely team line ups, odds - and TV coverage

Scotland are back in World Cup qualifying action on Tuesday night as they look to follow up their 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden Park with a result in the Faroe Islands.

Scotland take on the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn in their bid to secure a play-off spot for the Qatar 2022 World Cup finals.

Steve Clarke’s side are in prime position following their win over Israel, two more wins from their remaining three group stage qualifiers will guarantee they finish at least second.

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With Moldova (A) and Denmark (H) still to come, the Scots will look to cap off what would be a fantastic week for the men in Dark Blue with a win at the Tórsvøllur stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match:

John McGinn of Scotland battles for possession with Gilli Rolantsson of Faroe Islands during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between Scotland and Faroe Islands at Hampden Park on March 31, 2021

What channel is Faroe Islands v Scotland on?

Sky Sports will have live coverage of Faroe Islands v Scotland with build up starting on Sky Sports Main Event starting from 7pm (BST).

BBC One Scotland will have match highlights starting at 10:35pm (BST) and BBC Radio Scotland will have audio starting at 6pm (BST).

Faroe Islands v Scotland odds

Scotland start the match in Tórshavn as heavy favourites to leave with a win after 90 minutes.

Match odds via Betfair:

  • Faroe Islands - 16/1
  • Draw - 5/1
  • Scotland - 1/4

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson is a surprise first goalscorer favourite at 11/4 - potentially as Steve Clarke make be expected to rotate his selection and his penalty takers with Lyndon Dykes having missed from the spot against Israel and Ferguson a regular penalty taker at club level.

Faroe Islands v Scotland - Head-to-head

Scotland have never lost to Faroe Islands with the two nations having met ten times in their history.

Scotland have won eight and their have been two draws, the most recent meeting came earlier in this World Cup qualifying group as Steve Clarke’s men won 4-0 at Hampden Park in March.

Predicted Scotland starting XI for Faroe Islands match

Steve Clarke is unlikely to take any chances and will likely name a similar starting line to the one that took the field against Israel.

Che Adams will miss out through injury with Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie the most likely to take his place in the starting XI, having replaced the Southampton striker on Saturday, but Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet or Newcastle United’s Ryan Fraser may be other options.

Defender Grant Hanley missed the Israel match through injury and will be expected to return to the starting line-up, potentially at the expense of Club Brugge’s Jack Hendry.

Predicted Scotland starting XI: Gordon, Patterson, McTominay, Hanley, Tierney, Robertson (C), McGregor, Glimour, McGinn, Christie, Dykes.

Faroe Islands v Scotland: Prediction

Scotland are high on confidence after beating Israel and will be expecting to make it two wins from two in this international window, and three wins in a row, without taking anything for granted.

An early goal could be key in this match, the longer the hosts can keep the score at 0-0 the more frustrated the Scots could become, with the potential to even steal a goal themselves.

Steve Clarke’s side have struggled to create clear chances in the past but had no such problems last Saturday so should have more than enough to win convincingly.

Prediction: Faroe Islands 0-3 Scotland

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