Czech Republic vs England betting tips: Euro 2020 Qualifier match preview & predictions

Czech Republic vs England prediction: Czech Republic 0-4 England

Euro 2020 qualification has been more of a procession then a test for England so far.

A victory in this one would mathematically ensure that the Three Lions will be at next summer’s finals.

The Czech Republic though have ambitions of being there too and, if they could get a result here, that would really boost their chances.

Will England prove too strong in Prague?

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Czech Republic vs England: Who will win?

The Czech Republic are 6/1 to claim a famous home win.

England meanwhile are 4/9 to keep up their winning run in these qualifiers.

A draw, which would be an excellent result for the home side, is 10/3.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score no though is also 4/5.

England to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

England to win and to keep a clean sheet is 5/4.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Harry Kane of England during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium on September 7, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Michael Krmenčík is the Czech’s top scorer with eight international goals. He is 9/1 to open the scoring and 10/3 to add to his tally.

Patrik Schick is their biggest threat. The RB Leipzig attacker is the same, 9/1 to score first and 10/3 to net anytime.

Harry Kane is the joint-top scorer in Euro 2020 qualifying Group A with six goals. He is 5/2 to break the deadlock and 5/6 to net anytime.

Raheem Sterling is the other man with six goals in this group. He is 7/2 to score first and 7/5 to add to his tally.

Both Lukáš Masopust and Patrik Schick to score is 33/1.

Both Sterling and Kane to score is 7/2.

Both Jadon Sancho and Kane to score is 5/1.

Both Jadon Sancho and Sterling to score is 15/2.

Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harry Maguire to score is 125/1.

Czech Republic vs England: Match preview

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ROME, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of UEFA Euro Trophy in the Stadio Olinpico during the UEFA Euro Roma 2020 Official Logo unveiling at Palazzo delle Armi on September 22, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

This is a huge game for the Czech Republic.

Since becoming an independent nation in the mid ’90s, they have qualified for all six UEFA European Championships, including reaching the final in England in 1996.

However, they have a fight on their hands to maintain that 100% record.

Their campaign began at Wembley where an own goal from Tomáš Kalas helped see them to a 5-0 defeat.

That was their biggest ever competitive defeat in their 106-year history.

However, since then, their results have been largely positive.

Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side recorded back-to-back home wins in June.

First, they came from a goal down to defeat Bulgaria 2-1 in Prague, Patrik Schick with a brace.

Then, three days later, Schick was on the scoresheet again as they eased past Montenegro 3-0 in Olomouc.

That set them up nicely for a huge game in Pristina last month.

They travelled to face Kosovo knowing, if they were beaten, the home side would leapfrog them in the table.

Schick was the man again as he opened the scoring but, less than four minutes later, the home side had an equaliser.

Then, mid-way through the second half, Kosovo won it with a neat set-piece routine.

A potentially major set-back.

Once again though, the Czech Republic did respond to a defeat.

Last time out, Tomáš Souček, Lukáš Masopust and Vladimír Darida all got on the scoresheet as they beat Montenegro 3-0 again, this time away from home.

That means, they are currently second, a solitary point above Kosovo.

But, if England win this one and Kosovo beat Montenegro at home on Tuesday, they would be back down to third.

The Czechs and Kosovo meet in Plzeň next month and that match will go along-way to determining who qualifies.

Anything they can get here would be a valuable bonus.

Another victory for England?

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – MARCH 25: Ross Barkley of England (L) celebrates with Callum Hudson-Odoi after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between Montenegro and England at Podgorica City Stadium on March 25, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As for England, it is fair to say they are not worried about their qualification from this group.

Their 5-0 demolition in the reverse fixture was not a one off, more a sign of things to come.

Just three days after that win over the Czech Republic in March, they scored five again.

This time, Keane, Barkley, Kane and Sterling were on hand in a come-from-behind 5-1 win in Podgorica against Montenegro.

The Three Lions then did not play any qualifiers for six months due to their UEFA Nations League Finals commitments.

Last month, they hosted Bulgaria in another incredibly one-sided Wembley outing.

Harry Kane scored his second international hat-trick which, just like his other against Panama, featured a pair of penalties.

Then came a memorable night in Southampton as England faced Kosovo for the very first time.

The visitors stunned St Mary’s by taking the lead just 44 seconds in after a huge error by Michael Keane.

But that only served to wake a dormant beast in England’s front three.

Kane, Sterling and an own goal saw them 3-1 ahead in double-quick time before Jadon Sancho netted his first and then second international goals, all before half time.

The visitors did scored twice early in the second half but 5-3 it finished on the south coast.

That result means England have scored five goals or more in three internationals in the same calendar year for the first time since 1960.

It also extends their unbeaten run in qualifiers to 43, dating back to a 1-0 defeat in Ukraine in October 2009.

A win at Eden Aréna in this clash and they would book their place at next summer’s tournament.

The Euros are coming to Wembley in 2020 and England will be there with victory.

Czech Republic team news vs England

NYON, SWITZERLAND – JULY 18: The UEFA logo is seen on the UEFA Champions League trophy as it is prepared for the UEFA 2014/15 Champions League third qualifying rounds draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on July 18, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for UEFA)

Jaroslav Šilhavý’s squad is not quite at full strength coming into this one.

Sevilla goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík could be in for a busy evening on what will be his 29th cap.

Ahead of him, Bristol City’s Tomáš Kalas, who scored an own goal at Wembley, won’t start this time as he’s not even in the squad.

They’re also missing defenders Filip Novák, David Hovorka, Marek Suchý and Theodor Gebre Selassie.

Right-back Pavel Kadeřábek will be the experienced head at the back winning his 41st cap.

Ondřej Čelůstka, Jakub Brabec and Jan Bořil will make up the back four, none of which have over 15 caps.

Tomáš Souček and Alex Král will continue to anchor the midfield with captain Vladimír Darida ahead of them.

Lukáš Masopust and Jakub Jankto are expected to be out-wide.

Patrik Schick, a winger by trade, may be pushed through the centre due to Matěj Vydra’s absence from the squad

Michael Krmenčík of Viktoria Plzeň will be an option off the bench.

Can this side spring a major surprise?

England team news vs Czech Republic

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – MARCH 25: Ross Barkley  celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between Montenegro and England at Podgorica City Stadium on March 25, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As for England, Gareth Southgate may be tempted to rotate in Tuesday’s match in Bulgaria.

However, in this one, he’ll name his strongest available XI.

Despite his poor form at club level, Jordan Pickford will start for the 18th competitive game in a row.

In defence, there is no Kyle Walker, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, John Stones or Luke Shaw.

Full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Chilwell are very much first-choice as is Harry Maguire.

That leaves one position at centre-back and Joe Gomez is expected to get the nod.

The other options are Michael Keane, who has been starting recently, and the uncapped duo of Tyrone Mings and Fikayo Tomori.

The latter is expected to win his first cap sooner rather than later.

Declan Rice will continue to anchor the midfield alongside Jordan Henderson who is the joint-most capped member of the squad.

This leaves one place up for grabs and Mason Mount is expected to start for the first time, chosen over Ross Barkley and uncapped James Maddison.

The Leicester man was seemingly close to a start, but has returned to his club Leicester due to illness. As announced by England on Thursday.

The respective poor form of both Dele and Jesse Lingard means they have been left out of the squad.

Up front, it’s likely to be the same front three that started against Kosovo

Raheem Sterling has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances for England, although five of those have come in home games.

He’ll be hoping to continue his good relationship with Harry Kane.

Sterling and Kane have combined for six goals since Southgate took charge of England; at least three times as many as any other duo in this period.

Jadon Sancho will also start; his two goals last time out should see him chosen over Marcus Rashford.

Tammy Abraham is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season and will be a valuable member of the squad.

This should be a big England win.

Predicted Czech Republic line-up vs England

Predicted Czech Republic line-up vs England

Predicted Czech Republic line-up vs England.

Predicted England line-up vs Czech Republic

Predicted England line-up vs Czech Republic

Predicted England line-up vs Czech Republic.

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The latest tweets from England pre Czech Republic

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Back Czech Republic at 50/1 or England at 6/1!!!!