Scotland will be in tournament mode when they travel to Lille for a friendly against France this evening.
The Tartan Army may have suffered a controversial defeat in Spain last week which briefly denied them qualification for Euro 2024, but their ticket to Germany has now been booked.
While this trip to northern France was always going to be something of a party for fans, now the celebrations can really begin. Steve Clarke’s team are on their way to their second European Championship in a row.
As expected, the French have also completed their qualification as Didier Deschamps is ready for another tournament cycle.
Therefore, both teams can use this game as an opportunity to assess their squads and a potential opponent at next summer’s European Championships.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Kick-off for the France vs Scotland game is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday 17 October 2023, at 8:00pm BST.
The host is the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille.
Where to watch France vs Scotland?
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Viaplay Sports 1. Reporting begins at 7:30 p.m. A subscription to the platform costs £9.99 per month in the UK.
Live broadcast: Subscribers can watch a live stream via the Viaplay Sports app.
News about the France vs. Scotland team
William Saliba, Jules Kounde, Axel Disasi and Dayot Upamecano are completely unavailable for the French, meaning Castello Lukeba could make his debut. Malo Gusto is also expected to make his first international appearance at right-back.
Kylian Mbappe is getting closer and closer to Olivier Giroud’s all-time record goals and is sure to be back at the top.
For Scotland, Aaron Hickey has withdrawn from the squad along with Andy Robertson and has been duly replaced by Max Johnston. Andrew Robertson is also injured.
France vs Scotland prediction
There is some goodwill in the Scottish camp at the moment but France, like England during the last break, appear to be a step up.
France wins 3-1.
Head-to-head history (h2h) and results
France wins: 8
Scotland wins: 8
Latest France vs Scotland odds
France wins: 1/5
Scotland to win: 4/1
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.