Steve Clarke’s side must recover from a disappointing loss to Denmark on Wednesday night when they were simply dismantled by the Danes in a miserable first half.
There were improvements after the break, but Scotland will need to do better against the 175th-ranked Moldovans if they hope to reach the World Cup for the first time in almost a quarter of a century next year.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of the match that should see Nathan Patterson, Stephen O’Donnell and John McGinn back in the running, and when kick-off time is.
What: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – UEFA Group F
Or: National Stadium, Hampden Park, Glasgow
When: 7:45 p.m., Saturday September 4, 2021
How to watch the game
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, on the Football channel (ch. 403) and coverage will begin at 7.15pm. This means that the game is also available to stream online through NOW TV or the Sky Go app.
Tickets are also available for those who can travel to Hampden, with adult tickets in the East and West stands at £ 20 and concessions at £ 5 for World Cup qualifying.
How good is Moldova?
Moldova is ranked 175th in the world – up two places from its ranking at the start of the year – but it’s still 126 places behind Scotland which is 49th in the world rankings.
Scotland may be in pain from the loss to Denmark – but at least there has been something to smile about recently with the Euro – Moldova have only won one game since June 2019. That is. arrived at home against Azerbaijan in a friendly match in June.
Engin Fırat’s side sit last in Group F with one point from a draw against the Faroe Islands in March.
Where is Scotland in the qualifying group table?
Denmark played – 4; Won 4; Drawn 0; 0 lost; Objectives 16; Against 0; Points 12 Israel played – 4; Won 2; Drawn 1; Lost 1; Objectives 9; Against 4; Points 7 Austria Played – 4; Won 2; Drawn 1; Lost 1; Objectives 7; Against 7; Point 7 Scotland played – 4; Won 1; Drawn 2; Lost 1; Objectives 7; Against 5; Point 5 Faroe is played – 4; Won 0; Drawn 1; Lost 3; Objectives 2; Against 12; Points 1 Moldova played – 4; Won 0; Drawn 1; Lost 3; Objectives 2; Against 15; Point 1
What were the scores when Scotland played against Moldova before?
The last time the teams met Walter Smith, Tommy Burns and Ally McCoist were on the Scotland coaching staff and Craig Gordon was in goal.
Scotland won 2-0 thanks to goals from substitutes Christian Dailly and James McFadden, who are expected to be part of Sky’s punditry squad for the big game.
Prior to that, the only other A-team meeting between the men’s teams was a 1-1 draw in Chisnau, where Steven Thompson scored for Berti Vogts’ side.