Scotland v Austria 2021: TV coverage of World Cup qualifier, kick-off time - and how to get a NOW TV sports pass

Che Adams and Kevin Nisbet are in contention to make their Scottish debuts after receiving first call ups to Steve Clarke’s squad

Scotland kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Austria - in the first of three key Group F fixtures in six days.

Steve Clarke’s Tartan Army, who have already got the Euros to look forward to this summer, will also face Israel and the Faroe Islands during the international week.

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The road to Qatar qualification starts against an Austrian side who are unbeaten in their last six games and have won 20 from 30 international matches under coach Franco Foda.

Scotland, meanwhile, haven’t lost a home World Cup qualifier since September 2013, against Belgium, and were undefeated on their own turf during five 2018 qualifying matches.

Striker Che Adams is in contention to make his Scotland debut after being handed a first call up.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of kick-off.

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Will Steve Clarke hand a first start to Southampton striker Che Adams as Scotland begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Austria? (Pic: Getty Images)

When is Scotland v Austria?

Scotland begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign against Austria on Thursday 25 March 2021.

The fixture will be the first meeting between the two nations since Scotland’s 1-0 friendly win over Austria in May 2007.

What time does Scotland v Austria kick-off?

Scotland v Austria kicks off at 7.45pm on 25 March.

Where is Scotland v Austria being played?

Hampden Park will host Scotland vs Austria.

What TV channel is Scotland v Austria on?

Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event.

Sky customers can watch the action unfold live on the satellite television provider’s dedicated football channels, as part of the full sports package.

Sky Sports packages range from £18 per month for the dedicated Premier League and Football channels to £25 for the complete sports package.

What time does TV coverage of Scotland v Austria start?

TV coverage of Scotland v Austria begins at 7pm - 45 minutes before the scheduled kick-off - and will run through to 10.30pm.

How can I live stream Scotland v Austria?

Sky Sports subscribers can stream the action as it happens on multiple digital devices - including mobile phones and tablets - via the Sky Go app.

Fans wanting to watch Scotland v Austria without signing up to a contract can buy a day or month pass to Sky Sports from NOW TV.

The NOW TV app can be found on many of the latest smart TVs and can be streamed through phones, computers, tablets, consoles and BT Sport.

What are the latest odds on Scotland v Austria?

Austria go into the match in fine fettle, having won five of their last six matches, and are slight favourites with most of the online bookies due to recent form.

Bet365 and UniBet are offering odds of 6/5 for Austria to extend that run in Scotland, with the hosts at 9/4 with PaddyPower, 888sport, MansionBet and BetWay to win.

Odds of a draw are shortening at the time of writing (25 March) with WilliamHill, BetVictor and BetFred offering odds of 9/4 for a tie at Hampden Park.

Who is in the Scottish football squad?

Goalkeepers -

Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian)

David Marshall (Derby County)

Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)

Defenders -

Andrew Considine (Aberdeen)

Declan Gallagher (Motherwell)

Grant Hanley (Norwich City)

Jack Hendry (KV Oostende, on loan from Celtic)

Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest)

Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell)

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday)

Andy Robertson (Liverpool)

Greg Taylor (Celtic)

Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

Midfielders -

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)

Ryan Christie (Celtic)

John Fleck (Sheffield United)

John McGinn (Aston Villa)

Callum McGregor (Celtic)

Kenny McLean (Norwich City)

Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Forwards -

Che Adams (Southampton)

Lyndon Dykes (Queen’s Park Rangers)

Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United)

Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United)

Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)