With Germany and Poland facing 1 another in a top-of-the-table clash, Scotland realize that victory in Tbilisi over Georgia could move them nearly second in Group D.
A win has to be huge boost for Gordon Strachan's side prior to Monday's showdown at your home to Germany.
Georgia's Giorgi Navalovski (R) and Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil vie with the ball through the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Georgia and Germany for the Boris-Paitschadse-Stadium in Tbilisi , Georgia on March 29, 2015© Getty Images
The Crusaders are without having a point or even a goal in qualifying since Temuri Ketsbaia was replaced by Kahkaber Tshkadadze following 4-0 home defeat to Poland in November this past year.
Tshkadadze's initial two games the leader couldn't have already been much harder, though, when they hosted world champions Germany before going to Poland, suffering another 4-0 defeat on the group leaders.
They were only 1-0 down after 88 minutes in Warsaw however let Robert Lewandowski score three to feature gloss on the victory.
Georgia have mislaid five in their six qualifiers, using only victory coming up against the lowest-ranked side from the group, Gibraltar.
At home they are with out a competitive win in almost 3 years and only have scored once for the reason that six-game winless stretch.
They haven't ever qualified to the finals of any major tournament, coming nearest to reach the Euro finals the 1st year they took part in 1996, whenever they finished third in Group 7.
Recent Euro 2016 qualifying form: LLWLLL
Recent form (all competitions): WLWLLL
Scotland bench celebrate after Scotland's midfielder Shaun Maloney scores their opening goal with the Euro 2016 Qualifier, Group D football match between Scotland and Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on November 14, 2014© Getty Images
Poland and Germany aren't out of sight yet and Scotland could finish in one with the top two locations that guarantees passage to your finals in France next summer.
Even should they can't overhaul the aforementioned duo, Strachan's these are two points free of Ireland inside race for third spot, which implies at least a two-legged playoff.
Scotland choosing a lump sum just one of the last eight matches and still have scored in each in their last 12 internationals, netting 19 total goals inside process.
Their campaign started that has a trip to recently-crowned World Cup winners Germany, and also the Scots almost stunned the house side before losing 2-1.
Since then, they've already won three outside of three in your own home against Georgia, Ireland and Gibraltar in addition to drawing on the trail in Poland and Ireland.
Shaun Maloney, that is Scotland's top scorer thus far in qualifying, has scored with four of his six shots on target. Only Lewandowski (seven) and Thomas Muller (five) of Poland and Germany respectively have an overabundance of goals versus the Hull City man.
Recent form: LWDWWD
Recent form (all competitions): WLWWWD
Stuart Armstrong of Celtic in action throughout the UEFA Champions League Qualifying play off first leg match, between Celtic FC and Malmo FF at Celtic Park on August 19, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland.© Getty Images
Celtic's Stuart Armstrong will be the only uncapped player called up by Strachan, who was simply also competent to welcome back Championship duo Chris Martin and Allan McGregor into your fold.
Grant Hanley also returns, however the Blackburn Rovers man should be wary as they and James Morrison both are a booking clear of a one-match ban that may see them miss Monday's visit of Germany.
Matt Ritchie started a final qualifier against Ireland about the right of midfield all of which will hope that his recent expertise in playing from the Premier League with Bournemouth will dsicover him hold down his place prior to Ikechi Anya.
For the hosts, Murtaz Daushvili and Jaba Kankava would miss Monday's trip on the Republic of Ireland if they're booked on Friday.
Georgia possible starting lineup:
Loria; Lobzhanidze, Kashia, Amisulashvili, Dvali, Navalovski; Okriashvili, Ananidze, Kobakhidze, Qazaishvili; Vatsadze
Scotland possible starting lineup:
Marshall; Hutton, Martin, Mulgrew, Robertson; Ritchie, Brown, Morrison, Maloney; Naismith, Fletcher
Head To Head
Georgia have ever played Scotland once on home soil and claimed a 2-0 victory in October 2007 within a Euro 2008 qualifier.
The other two meetings in Scotland have both been won with the hosts, together with the reverse settled by Akaki Khubutia's first-half own goal.
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