Scotland v Faroes Islands: Kick-off time, how to watch World Cup qualifier, TV channel, online stream, match odds

It’s the third and final match of the spring start to the World Cup qualifiers when the Faroe Islands come to Hampden.

Steve Clarke’s Scotland have started the Qatar qualification campaign with two successive draws against Austria and Israel, but is seeking three points against the side rated 107th in the world while the group’s top two Austria and Denmark meet in Vienna.

Here’s all you need to know for tonight’s action.

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Match details

Faroe Islands training session at Hampden Stadium on March 30, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Faroe Islands training session at Hampden Stadium on March 30, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Who: Scotland v Faroe Islands

What: FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers – UEFA group F

Where: Hampden Park, Glasgow

When: 7.45pm, Wednesday March 31, 2021

Scotland manager Steve Clarke (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

How to watch

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports, on the Main Event channel (ch. 401) and coverage begins at 7pm. That means the game is also available to stream online via NOW TV or the Sky Go app.

Opposition form

Faroe Islands gave Austria a bit of a fright on their last outing on Sunday night. While Scotland were drawing 1-1- with Israel in Tel Aviv, the Faroes took the lead against the Austrians before losing 3-1. That was their first defeat in four games and on the back of three consecutive 1-1 draws with fellow Group F side Moldova and Latvia and Malta in the Nations League.

Allan Johnston scored in a 1-1 draw back in 1999

They last won in October with a 2-0 success at home to Andorra.

Who to watch

Klaemint Olsen is the Faroes’ forward with four goals in the latest Nations League campaign.

Previous meetings

There have been a few, but perhaps most infamous was a 2-2 draw in Toftir under Berti Vogts when two late goals from Paul Lambert and Barry Gerguson pulled Scotland level and to a point in the Euro 2004 qualification games.

There was also a 1-1 away draw for Craig Brown in summer 1999 but overall Scotland have a good record against the northern island cluster, with seven wins from nine.

The last match was a 3-0 win in 2010 while the biggest win was for Walter Smith in 2006 with goals from Daren Fletcher, James McFadden, Kenny Miller and Garry O’Connor adding to a Kris Boyd brace in a 6-0 win at Celtic Park.

Odds

Scotland 2/11 (skybet, boylesports, McBookie) Draw 6/1 (William Hill, Paddypower) Faroes 18/1 (skybet)

First scorers: Che Adams 4/1 (bet365), Lyndon Dykes 15/4 (bet365), Peter Knudsen 25/1 (Paddypower), John McGinn 13/2 (Paddypower)

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