Scotland trail Slovakia by one point and will be looking for a win that puts them straight back in contention for a World Cup qualifying play-off spot.
Gordon Strachan’s men need to win both of their final two qualifying games to guarantee the second-place finish in Group F but will still need to hope the results elsewhere will allow them to get in the play-offs.
Scotland are unbeaten in their last four World Cup qualifiers and will hope their fine form continues at Hampden on Thursday against the side that lost their last match in September.
Slovakia fell short to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of England and will look for a swift return to winning ways against Strachan’s men.
Jan Kozak’s men recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland in the reverse match in Slovakia. Led by the Napoli star player Marek Hamsik, Slovakia travel to Scotland determined to extend their lead and open a gap in front Slovenia and Scotland, who will have other plans.
Scotland fans are hoping the Celtic ace Callum McGregor will be given his first senior cap on Thursday, which would come as a great recognition to his current form.
McGregor scored six goals this season already, including a brace on Saturday against Hibernian.
The 24-year-old is backed at 7/2 betting odds with SkyBet, Ladbrokes and William Hill to find the back of the net on Thursday and we definitely think this is an option worth exploring.