England travel to Prague looking to get a win that would qualify them for the Euro 2020 Finals next summer. However, the hosts will not go down without a fight as Czech Republic’s head coach Šilhavý has decided to bank heavily on Slavia Praha Champions League success this season.
A total of eight players have been called up from Slavia Praha, and that should come as little surprise given how well they have fared in this year’s Champions League. They managed to reach the group stages and outplayed Inter at the Meazza only to end up conceding at the end in a 1:1 draw. Then they did quite well against Borussia Dortmund and could count themselves unlucky to lose that game 0:1 as they had more chances than the visiting Germans. Thus, Czech Republic’s head coach has put his trust in Slavia’s core players, who will also have the advantage of feeling right at home at their own Eden Arena stadium that they know all too well.
England will face a Czech team consisting of their best players earning their trade abroad along with a local Slavia core that’s familiar with each other and doing well in Europe’s top club competition. This will make the game difficult for the islanders, despite their high confidence and good results as of late.
With that said, our Czech Republic v England prediction is for Both Teams to Score, which is a betting pick that could nearly double your money. Czech teams have always played with a lot of pride, despite not having big names in their lineup.
As per England, we all know that they have some world-class players in their ranks and their 4th place at the last World Cup shows they are on a rise. They’ve not had such a good squad for decades, especially in attack. Harry Kane is the perfect finisher and now he is well supported on the flanks from the young and pacey pair of Sterling and Sancho. This trident in attack is bound to cause the Czechs plenty of trouble, so it’s fair to say that the Three Lions are clear favorites to get all three points here. You can back England to win at the odds of 1.45, but one of the best betting tips you can get is to avoid playing such odds below 1.50 as the risk is just not worth it. The better betting pick here is England to Win and Both Teams to Score at 3.25.
Czech Republic v England Prediction: All in all, we expect an entertaining game with chances for both sides. England are scoring for fun these days, but they are conceding some cheap goals as well (Kosovo scored three goals at Wembley last month). Therefore, the best betting pick for Czech v England EURO 2020 qualifier is for over 2.5 goals, which Will Hill and other online bookies offer at 1.80.
Over 2.50 Goals.
*Final Score: 2:1