Scotland face familiar foes in Israel tonight in a bid to secure qualification for the 2022 World Cup in group F.
The Scots opened their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-2 home draw against Austria on Thursday. They are facing Israel for the fourth time this season and the sixth time in two-and-a-half years. They have lost both away games, the second one a 1-0 defeat in November with current manager Steve Clarke at the helm.
Steve Clarke will need to at least come out of tonight’s clash with a draw to keep in touching distance with Denmark who host Moldova.
Celtic players have heavily filled out Scotland starting elevens for the past few years but with Celtic’s league title collapse this season it has been rumored McGregor and Christie might lose their places. Christie was the only Celt in last week’s starting eleven.
With the teams just announced, this is what Scotland’s starting eleven looks like.
Your Scotland team taking on Israel in Tel Aviv this evening.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 28, 2021
So McGregor and Christie trade places for tonight’s game and Jack Hendry plays in defence. Hendry has had a decent loan spell this season and he could become a welcome return to the Celtic set up with a mass exodus expected.