Georgia host already-qualified Scotland at Dinamo Arena in their penultimate match in Qualifying Group A for UEFA Euro 2024.
Victory would see Georgia stay fourth in the group, whilst Scotland can move to the top spot if they better Spain’s result away to Cyprus, whilst Geor
Gabriel Sigua is ruled out for Georgia due to injury.
Scotland will be without Che Adams after he dropped out of the squad with injury, with Lawrence Shankland called up as Adams’s replacement.
When is Kick-Off?
Georgia host Scotland at Dinamo Arena in a 9pm GET (5pm UK Time) kick-off on Thursday 16 November, live on ViaPlay Sport 1 in the UK.
- Georgia have won two of their five previous meetings against Scotland in all competitions (W2, L3).
- Scotland have lost each of their two previous visits to Georgia (L2).
- Georgia have scored three goals at home against Scotland without conceding.
- Georgia have scored in each of their last six games at home in all competitions (W4, D1, L1).
- Scotland are seeking to avoid four consecutive defeats in all competitions since November 2003 – April 2004.
With a Play-Off spot already assured via the Nations League path, Georgia can afford to relax here especially given their strong home form, whilst the fact that they’ve scored in seven of eight matches this year underlines their genuine attacking threats.
Scotland meanwhile are already qualified which is a relief given their poor away form against Georgia, whilst their form has slump admittedly due to facing tough opposition in their last three games so this is now a change to bounce back and end their away hoodoo in this fixture.
Either way, this game should be quite fun with both teams capable of goals and have nothing to play for so I am going to go for a score draw.
Prediction: Georgia 1-1 Scotland
Result: Georgia 2-2 Scotland