Spain host Scotland at La Cartuja, Seville in a crunch UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifier in Group A.
Victory will see Spain stay second but move to within three points of Scotland, whilst Steve Clarke’s Tartan Army can seal qualification with a win or if Norway lose away to Cyprus.
Lamine Yamal is ruled out for Spain with a hip injury.
Gavi is a doubt after he picked up a minor injury during training and won’t be risked if not fully match fit.
Scotland will be without Ryan Jack and Kevin Nisbet due to injury.
When is Kick-Off?
Spain host Scotland at La Cartuja, Seville on Thursday 12 October in a 8:45pm CET (7:45pm UK Time) kick-off, live on Viaplay Sports 1 in the UK.
- Spain have won three of their last six meetings against Scotland in all competitions (W3, D2, L1).
- Scotland have won just one of eight previous trips to Spain across all competitions (W1, D3, L4).
- Spain have failed to score in just one of their last four meetings against Scotland (W2, D1, L1).
- Joselu has scored three goals in Spain’s two home matches in this qualifying campaign.
- Scott McTominay has scored six goals in five Qualifying matches for Scotland.
Having comfortably dispatched Norway and Cyrpus in their two home matches in this group so far, Spain will certainly come into this match full of confidence but must play with better quality and discipline than they did in Glasgow when they were ruthlessly beaten in March.
Scotland meanwhile will be eager to wrap up qualification here and will have confidence after their home win earlier this year, yet they were outclassed last time out by England in a friendly so they need to be more defensively solid and clinical if want to win here.
The first goal therefore will be key because if Spain get it, they should take another win otherwise Scotland might just snatch a draw if they can produce resilient defending, especially with Scott McTominay coming into this game in form after a late brace for Manchester United.
Defeating Spain on their home turf though is a fierce ask for any team.
Prediction: Spain 2-1 Scotland
Result: Spain 2-0 Scotland