Kazakhstan and Scotland meet in Astana Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat Moldova at home (1-0). In the last 8 home matches Kazakhstan has 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Kazakh national team comes into this game after a 1-0 win at the reception in Moldova, in a friendly game of preparation for this qualifying round. It is important to remember that Kazakhstan finished second in Group 1 of League D of the League of Nations of UEFA. In this match against Scotland, coach Michal Bilek must act in the usual 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the passes in depth for the attack: Murtazaev, player of Astana, owns great quality of pass and vision of game. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. The team comes to this match after a home win against Israel by (3-2). In the last 7 away matches for all competitions, Scotland have won 3, tied 1 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Scotland leaves for this match with a victory, 3-2, in the reception to Israel, thus adding the second triumph followed, both in the League of Nations. In this game against Kazakhstan, coach Alex McLeish must act in 4-2-3-1, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and successive attacks, mainly through the flanks: James Forrest is a very fast player and Eximio in the offensive transition. For this game the coach can count on all the players.