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SCOTLAND visit Serbia as they attempt to qualify for an international competition for the first time since 1998.

Steve Clarke's Tartan Army made it to this stage with a penalty shootout win over Israel in the semi-final but are set to face a tougher test in Belgrade.

A Sergej Milinkovic-Savic masterclass in Oslo saw the Serbs make light work of a Norway side featuring Erling Haaland in a 2-1 extra time win that was nowhere near as close as the scoreline suggested.

What time does Serbia vs Scotland kick off?

  • Serbia vs Scotland kicks off at 7.45pm (BST) tonight – 8.45pm in Serbia.
  • The game is being played at Red Star's Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade.
  • In a boost to Scotland, this game will be played behind closed doors without Serbia's vocal home crowd.

What channel is Serbia vs Scotland on and can I live stream it free?

  • Serbia vs Scotland is live on Sky Sports Football, Sky One and Pick.
  • The match can also be live streamed on a tablet or mobile device if you have a Sky Go or NOW TV account.
  • Sky Pick is FREE for all UK viewers.

Team news

Serbia XI: Rajkovic, Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Gudelj, Lazovic, Kostic, Maksimovic, Lukic, Sergej, Tadic, Mitrovic


Serbia – 7/10

Draw – 12/5

Scotland – 9/2

What they said

Serbia boss Ljubisa Tumbakovic: “We have been looking over the Scots for a long time and we will do everything possible to bring them under control.

"This is part of our strategy. If we are successful with this, we will without doubt achieve a result.”

Scotland boss Steve Clarke: “We have to continue to do what we’ve done before because what served us well last month will serve us well this month. We need to reach the same high standards.

“As we approach the game, I’m perfectly calm. We have prepared as well as we can prepare.

"What I would say about Serbia is that they weren’t particularly great in the lead up to the Norway game.

“When the big one came around in Oslo they produced their best performance in five or six games.

"So we know to expect their best performance, their best players and their best team. We have to be ready for that.

"But we have identified one or two things that can maybe cause them a problem.”

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    Ljubiša Tumbaković has named his XI for the crunch play-off tie, and there's no place for Aleksander Kolarov

    Serbia Xi: Rajkovic, Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Gudelj, Lazovic, Kostic, Maksimovic, Lukic, Sergej, Tadic, A. Mitrovic 

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    Steve Clarke has announced his starting line-up for tonight’s crunch game.

    Scotland XI: Marshall, McTominay, Gallagher, Tierney, O’Donnell, Jack, McGregor, McGinn, Robertson, Christie, Dykes

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    Formation: 3-2-4-1

    Verdict: Serbia 1 Scotland 2

    “We've waited so long to return to a major finals.

    “It would have been great to see the Tartan Army in Belgrade, but I still think they'll be celebrating on Thursday night.”

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    Formation: 3-4-2-1

    Verdict: Serbia 1 Scotland 2

    “No fans in Belgrade could help swing it in Scotland's favour.

    “I fancy Steve Clarke's men to win it 2-1.”

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    Formation: 5-3-1-1

    Verdict: Serbia 0 Scotland 1.

    “I'm always positive when it comes to Scotland – and I just have that feeling that this is our time.

    “I don't expect it to be straightforward and it may well take extra-time but somehow, some way, I think we will get the result we need.”

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    Formation: 3-4-2-1

    Verdict: Serbia 0 Scotland 0 – Scotland to win on pens.

    “Scotland scraped past Israel on penalties after a 0-0 draw last month – and I'm going for a repeat on Thursday night.”

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    Team selection will be key, with Steve Clarke admitting he was still ‘mulling over one or two positions’ yesterday.

    The loss of Ryan Fraser has caused Clarke to have a rethink and look for something different to try and hurt the Serbians.

    Every fan, no matter the club, the country, or the situation, has an opinion on team selection and believe their opinion is right.

    Three clean sheets on the bounce, would you want to change the defence? Is this a game to go on the attack? How do you fit in Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney into the back five defensive block?

    Here, SunSport columnists Kris Boyd, Davie Provan, Michael Stewart and Bill Leckie have had a go at naming their XI’s as we await team news.

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    22 years it has been since Scotland last played in a major finals.

    But that wait could be ended with a win tonight against Serbia in the Euro 2020 play-off final.

    Scotland skipper Andy Robertson quite rightly said yesterday that a whole generation are yet to see the Tartan Army in a showpiece event.

    Could this be their time?

    Steve Clarke’s side come into the crunch tie on an eight-game unbeaten run, stretching back over a year.

    Three clean sheets in the last three games shows how integral the defence has been in continuing the fine run of form.

    Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley have withdrawn from the squad through injury; the former being a big blow after seemingly striking up a promising pairing in attack with Lyndon Dykes.

    Dykes looks sure to lead the line, with Clarke praising the mentality of the striker after a whirlwind 12 months.

    Scotland have given themselves this shot at glory after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win against Israel at Hampden in the semi-final.

    Serbia overcame the odds in their semi-final by beating Norway 2-1 after extra time in Oslo.

    It was, however, Serbia’s only win in the last 12 months, their last before that was a narrow home win against Luxembourg last November.

    Ljubiša Tumbaković’s men were rocked by the news this morning that Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the game in Belgrade.

    With an array of other talent including Dusan Tadic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Aleksander Mitrovic, Serbia are favourites to reach next summer’s delayed tournament.

    But Scotland are packed with talent themselves and Steve Clarke admitted he was quietly confident of a result.

    Team news coming shortly for a MASSIVE night in Belgrade.

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