Kick-off: 2000, 22/06/2021
England failed to sparkle against Scotland and must now beat Czech Republic to progress as Group D winners at Euro 2020.
The Three Lions did thrash the same opponents 5-0 at Wembley during qualifying, though, so they are expected to come out on top in London.
We’re going for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game at 7/4 for our first Czech Republic vs England prediction.
A Look At Czech Republic’s Betting Odds
Czech Republic’s form at this tournament has been a pleasant surprise, with a 2-0 triumph over Scotland followed by a 1-1 draw versus Croatia.
Bayer Leverkusen forward Patrik Schick has scored all of their goals after striking from the spot against the Blazers, admittedly after a dubious penalty decision.
Croatia hit back through Ivan Perisic but the Czechs were good value for a point which puts them in great shape to progress.
Head coach Jaroslav Silhavy said: “We know Patrik is a great goalscorer and he confirmed that. I believe we will advance to the next stage and he will score many more goals here.
“Obviously, we’re very happy because getting a draw against such a strong opponent is a worthy feat.”
We also enjoyed that entertaining encounter, as the match result and both scorers gave us a trio of successful selections.
Silhavy’s side will take heart from having avenged their Wembley drubbing with a 2-1 win over England in Prague during qualifying.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England kicked off with an encouraging 1-0 win over Croatia but couldn’t replicate the tempo of that performance when held to a goalless draw by Scotland.
John Stones was unlucky to see his first-half header come crashing back off the post, while Mason Mount stung David Marshall’s hands with a fierce shot.
However, the Scots also went close on a couple of occasions and probably finished the stronger in terrible conditions on Friday night.
Stones told beIN Sports: “I think initial thoughts are that we are kind of frustrated.
“We wanted to come away with three points and qualification, that was our target – but that’s football.
“It was a difficult game, a big rivalry and I believe we take a lot of positives from it; clean sheet, the way we concentrated the whole game.
“Obviously, we have things to improve on moving forward and how we do things as a team, but I have been in games where it has gone like that for the majority of the game and then we have conceded late.
“So, it was great character from the lads to stick in there, some vital blocks and clearances and maybe on another night it goes our way,
“But one point, we take that into the next game and hopefully we can qualify.”
There is a school of thought that finishing second in this group would give England an easier draw at the last-16 stage.
We’re confident that Gareth Southgate will be going all out for victory, though.
Jack Grealish looked lively when coming off the bench versus the Scots and will hopefully get more of a chance to shine here.
Let’s add 16/5 for the Aston Villa ace to score in a home win to our Czech Republic vs England betting tips.
Croatia 1-1 CZECH REPUBLIC – Schick (pen)
ENGLAND 0-0 Scotland
Head-to-head: Czech Republic 2-1 England, England 5-0 Czech Republic, England 2-2 Czech Republic
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