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Czechia vs Poland betting tips: Euro 2024 qualifier preview, predictions, team news and odds

Czechia vs Poland: Head to head statistics

Match preview

Group E’s big two go head-to-head in Prague, both seeking to take control of this group.

Czechia have, impressively, qualified for all seven European Championships as an independent nation, reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

However, their wait for a first World Cup appearance since 2006 continues, with Jaroslav Šilhavý's side beaten by Sweden in the play-offs exactly 12 months ago today.

Since, Czech Republic have been relegated to Nations League B, so are actually winless in five competitive fixtures.

Nevertheless, with Albania, Faroe Islands and Moldova completing this section, Czechia should face little difficulty in securing a top two finish.

The same can be said of Poland, who’ve qualified for back-to-back World Cups as well as four successive Euros.

Back in November, the Eagles reached the World Cup knockout phase for the first time since 1986, eventually dumped out by France in Qatar.

Since then, Euro 2016 winning coach Fernando Santos has taken over as manager, with this his first fixture in charge.

Poland have lost all three previous fixtures in the Czech Republic, most-recently beaten 2-0 in World Cup qualifying 14 years ago.

Will there be a winner at Fortuna Arena?

Czechia team news

West Ham duo Tomáš Souček, who’s now captain, and Vladimír Coufal remain key to this Czechia side.

Patrik Schick is their main threat, with five of his 18 international goals coming at Euro 2020.

Predicted XI: (4-5-1): Vaclík, Coufal, Holeš, Brabec, Jemelka; Souček, Ševčík, Černý, Jurásek, Barák; Schick.

Poland team news

If you thought Poland were boring before, try adding the most cautious manager in international football to this team.

Experienced players Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Mateusz Klich and Kamil Grosicki all retired after the World Cup, while Bartosz Bereszyński and Arkadiusz Milik are injured.

So Jakub Kiwior, who’s made just two appearances for Arsenal since arriving in January, could feature in a back-line alongside Jan Bednarek and Matty Cash.

Of Robert Lewandowski’s 78 international goals, 49 have come in European qualifiers, seeking to increase both tallies here.

Predicted XI: (4-5-1): Szczęsny; Cash, Bednarek, Kiwior, Zalewski; Linetty, Bielik, Zieliński, Frankowski, Szymański; Lewandowski.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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