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Czechia vs Germany betting tips: Under-21 Euros preview, predictions, team news and odds

Czechia vs Germany: Head to head statistics

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Czechia vs Germany match preview

Neither of these two sides managed to claim an opening night victory on Thursday, so will either put maximum points on the board in Batumi?

Germany began the defence of their trophy against Israel in Kutaisi, and were awarded a penalty with just 61 seconds gone; Kevin Schade bundled over in the area.

However, Youssoufa Moukoko squandered the opportunity to break the deadlock, seeing his tame effort saved.

Then, against the odds and the run of play, Israel took the lead with 20 minutes on the clock.

This didn’t last long though, just five minutes in fact, with Yann Aurel Bisseck equalising with a backwards, flick header, getting on the end of Angelo Stiller’s deft free-kick.

Israel were then reduced to ten men in first half stoppage time before, with 13 minutes to go, Germany were given a second penalty of the night by referee Willy Delajod, and with it a golden opportunity to snatch the win.

So, despite facing ten-men for the entire second half, and being awarded two spot-kicks, Germany’s title defence began with an underwhelming 1-1 draw at Ramaz Shengelia Stadium.

Thus, Antonio Di Salvo’s team are under pressure to claim three points this time.

Czechia meantime are yet to get off the mark after they were beaten 2-0 by England in their opener in Batumi.

Vasil Kušej went close on three occasions in the first half, twice forcing smart saves, but he was certainly left to rue those opportunities.

Czech Republic’s last three appearances at the U21 Euros have all resulted in group stage exits, and Jan Suchopárek’s team know another defeat here could ensure this appearances goes the same way.

Will Germany’s quality see them to victory at Adjarabet Arena?

Czechia team news

Vasil Kušej was certainly Czechia’s brightest attacker on Thursday, hoping to have his shooting boots on this time.

Liverpool’s Vítězslav Jaroš is set to keep his place in goal with Jan Žambůrek, once of Brentford, in midfield.

Germany team news

Youssoufa Moukoko had been on fire for the U21s, scoring six times in his first five caps, but he squandered the opportunity to improve that ratio against Israel, seeing that aformentioned second minute penalty saved.

The Dortmund striker and Brentford’s Kevin Schade will lead the line, with Denis Huseinbašić starting in-behind, chosen over Noah Weißhaupt.

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