Euro 2021 Prediction: England vs Czech Republic
- England have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 matches (European Championship).
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Czech Republic's last 3 games (European Championship).
England will be looking to respond from a poor performance against Scotland last time out as they play their final group game against Czech Republic at Wembley. Both teams know a draw takes them both through, with the Czech’s finishing top and England second. You do wonder whether it’s all a deliberate ploy by Gareth Southgate to get England to avoid the runners up from the group of death.
However, with the second place team playing the runner up in group E many would have expected that to be Sweden, but should the Swede’s beat Poland they will finish top and if Spain beat Slovakia then it will be La Roja who finish second and face the runner up in this group. With so many unknowns at play it’s hard to draw too much from possible permutations.
Another poor performance will only grow disconcerting murmurings around Southgate but to his benefit he’s shown he’s more than able to shut off outside noise. England should be favorites here but their price looks well too short given the imbalance they’ve shown so far with a meagre three shots on target over their two fixtures. Backing the draw would probably suit all parties and at the generous price available it looks worth chancing with small stakes.
Czech Republic have impressed with their shape off the ball and comfortable nature on it. Every player looks like they know their roles to a tee and they will pose a few problems for the three lions. England will have to keep tabs on top scorer Patrick Schick who looks full of confidence banging in three goals already.
England vs. Czech Republic Prediction: Draw
Euro 2020 Prediction: Tomas Soucek to be Carded
It will be interesting to see if Jack Grealish finally gets a start, if he does then look at Tomas Soucek for a card at +500. Grealish will be hovering around his area and the West Ham man ranked 6th in the premier league for fouls committed per game. The referee here is the card happy Artur Soares Dias too, an additional benefit.
England vs Czech Republic Odds
England vs Czech Republic line ups:
England probable line-up (via WhoScored):
Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Henderson, Mount, Grealish, Rashford, Kane
Czech Republic probable line-up (via WhoScored):
Vaclik, Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril, Soucek, Holes, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick
England vs Czech Republic Head to Head
|20 Aug 2008||England vs Czech Republic||2-2||Friendly|
|22 Mar 2019||England vs Czech Republic||5-0||Euro Qualification|
|11 Oct 2019||Czech Republic vs England||2-1||Euro Qualification|
England vs Czech Republic Prediction
England 1-1 Czech Republic