Georgia vs Scotland: Must-win Euro 2016 qualifier for Gordan Strachan as Scots target Poland and Germany

Steven Naismith will be the key man for Scotland

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Scotland face Georgia in a big game for the Scots as they try to qualify for Euro 2016. If they are to topple Poland and Germany in their tough group, Scotland will need to keep winning and will need to do so against Georgia.

It’s a big game for…

Steven Naismith: The Everton forward will have to bounce back from Deadline Day disappointment as his £8 million move to Norwich fell through. Scottish teammate Russell Martin has backed the Everton star to shine and play a key role against Georgia.

Best stat…

0- Georgia had no shots on target when the two sides met in October in Glasgow. They will no doubt be looking to do better than that at home this time round.

Remember when…

Georgia stunned Scotland by beating them 2-0 in a European qualifier back in 2007.

Player to watch…

Scott Brown- The Scottish captain picked up an injury in Celtic’s game against St Johnstone last weekend, but Brown is fit to face Georgia on Friday and will be looking to lead the team to three points.

Past three-meetings…

Scotland 1 (Akaki Khubutia OG) Georgia 0, European Qualifier, October 2014

Georgia 2 (Mchedlidze, Siradze) Scotland 0, European Qualifier, October 2007

Scotland 2 (Boyd, Beattie) Georgia 1 (Arveladze),European Qualifier, March 2007

Form guide…

Georgia: WLWLLL

Scotland: WLWWWD

Vital information…


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