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Predicted Scotland XI: Celtic ace starts in place of Billy Gilmour

Only one team has failed to score a goal at Euro 2020 so far. Scotland must change that tonight if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the last 16.

Steve Clarke’s men face Croatia knowing that a win will see them through the next round of the competition.

The incentive is the same for the visitors to Hampden Park, however. Both teams have to win and it looks like being a cracking game.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at the team which could be selected by the boss as Scotland go in search of a win.

In goal and back three

It doesn’t seem as though there will be any change here. David Marshall is firmly established as Scotland’s number one and will play between the posts.

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Grant Hanley, Scott McTominay and Kieran Tierney were all stunning against England. As a result, they should both start this evening.

Wing backs and midfield

Andy Robertson is the captain and the Liverpool man will once again play on the left-hand side.

Stephen O’Donnell had arguably Scotland’s best chance and should get the chance to play on the right.

In midfield a change will be enforcer. Billy Gilmour has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss out.

His place could go to Celtic star Ryan Christie. The £8,000-a-week player has only played 45 minutes so far in the tournament but with Scotland needing to win he could be an ideal option.

Callum McGregor and John McGinn seem certain to start.

In attack

Che Adams looked lively against England and during his cameo from the bench against Czech Republic.

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As a result, he is likely to start in attack. The little and large combination is something Clarke favours and the duo need to find the way to goal tonight.

Predicted Scotland team tonight: Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, McGregor, Christie, McGinn, Robertson; Adams, Dykes

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