Saturday 24th September 2022 Nations League (League B, Group1) Scotland v Rep or Ireland 19:45


  • Met 12 times before, Scotland 4, Ireland 5, Draws 3
  • FIFA World Rankings, Scotland 45, Ireland 47
  • Last played (Nations League, 11th June 22), Ireland 3-0 Scotland
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Ireland have lost just 1 of their last 5 games vs Scotland
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
  • Just 1 DRAW in the last 7 head-to-heads


Another interesting Nations League clash this Saturday as Scotland host the Rep Of Ireland at Hampden Park.

Being geographically not that far apart from each other then this fixture will have some added spice and the match betting suggests a tight affair with Scotland priced at 2.10, the draw 3.10 and Ireland as big as 3.50.

The sides last met back in June in another Nations League game and that ended 3-0 to Ireland, while the Emerald Isle have only lost one of their last 5 vs Scotland, so despite being the away side it’s slightly surprising to see them as the second favourites in the match betting.

The last time they played in Scotland (2014, Celtic Park) it ended 1-0 to Scotland though, so if you fancy a repeat of that you’ll be rewarded at 6.00, or the 0-3 away win for Ireland (the last score when they played) is on offer at 41.00.

Looking at other betting options, when the sides meet it’s generally a low-scoring game too. Yes, last time we saw 3 goals scored, but with 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads going UNDER 2.5 GOALS, this is certainly an option to have on your radar at 1.50.

Both teams also DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 5 meetings, so this might also appeal at 1.66.

Looking at the player scoring markets, then Scotland’s Che Adams is sure to be popular at 6.50 (1st) or 3.10 (anytime), while Ireland’s Michael Obafemi, who plays his club games at Swansea, netted in the recent 3-0 win and can be backed at 9.50 (1st) or 5.00 (anytime).

Overall, it’s got the makings of a tight game that could easily be settled by the odd goal. With that in mind, the UNDER 2.5 GOALS option at 1.50 is how we are going to play this one.