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Euro 2021 Prediction: Scotland vs Czech Republic

  • Scotland have scored in 12 of their last 14 home games.
  • Czech Republic have seen no 0-0 draws in competitive games since the 2018 world cup.

Euro 2020 Prediction: Both teams to score

Scotland have endured a 23 year wait to be involved in a major European tournament and a dramatic night in Belgrade, where the Tartan Army won on penalties will be a moment never to be forgotten by the nation as they secured their place at Euro 2020.

Huge credit much go to the wise head of manager Steve Clarke. Clarke certainly wasn’t a sexy name to take the reigns but his CV is strong and his adaptability to move into international football has been seamless. He sets his side up in a 5-3-2 in order to get all his main men on the field

Kieran Tierney plays comfortably on the left of a back three with Andy Robertson providing the energy to get up and down from full back. John McGinn has been excellent for the Scots, bursting forward from midfield and now with Che Adams up front there is greater quality at the top of the pitch.

Playing in front of their own fans at Hampden Park will only spur this side on and they can take great hope from their strong recent record at their Glasgow base. Unbeaten in their last eight at Hampden, a run which included a victory over the Czech’s, has seemed to have creeped into the market supporting the hosts in the past week or so. There’s now nothing to split the two in the betting.

Czech Republic should not be written off though. They have decent quality all over the park and a few options up front with Adam Hlozek fancied to have a breakout tournament but Patrick Schick is likely to get the nod. Tomas Soucek is well known to premier league fans and he could be partnered with the enterprising Alex Kral in the engine room given Lukas Provod has been ruled out.

With not much to pick between the sides we could see both get on the scoresheet and the handsome 6/5 quotes on both teams to score looks a touch too big, especially with both likely to be going for the win as group outsiders.

Both Teams to Score - Yes - 1.5pts