Don Hutchison tips Scotland to beat England

Don Hutchison is tipping Scotland to beat England when the teams clash at Celtic Park later tonight.

The former Sunderland, Liverpool and West Ham midfielder, thinks Scotland have the upper hand ahead of tonight’s game and could beat their ‘auld enemy’ for the first time in 29 years.

Scotland have not beaten England at home since Richard Gough’s header decided the 1985 Rous Cup in favour of Jock Stein’s side but Hutchison is confident of ending that unwanted record this evening.

“I’m predicting a 2-1 home win. I’ve been watching Scotland since Gordon Strachan’s been involved and they’ve been different class,” said Hutchison.

“Tonight should be a cracker. The momentum that we’ve got under Gordon Strachan, the wins that we’ve had, some of the performances, the way we play football (has been great). 

“Friday night was brilliant. The first half wasn’t for the purist, the second half we got the ball down and played in a difficult environment and I imagine tonight will be no different.”

Scotland’s 1-0 European Qualifier defeat of the Republic of Ireland has raised expectations of the Scottish fans and Hutchison added: “You look at England and some of their performances have been pretty mediocre. It’s an easy group for them to qualify.

“With Scotland’s group, it’s a brilliant group to watch. Even if you’re a neutral it’s a great group.

“I think Germany are fantastic, obviously. Poland are in there and the Republic of Ireland. Gibraltar as well, so that’s a three points more or less guaranteed for Scotland in the next game. Hopefully we can finish it off and qualify for a major tournament.”