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Euro 2020: Czech Republic vs England Preview and Prediction

czech republic vs england preview

England will welcome Czech Republic on Tuesday in the last game of the group phase of Group D in the Euro 2020. 

After drawing against their neighbour Scotland, the Three Lions will be looking to get back into winning ways against the Czechs. On the other hand, Jaroslav Silhavy’s side will be looking to snatch at least one point from Gareth Southgate’s team and finish the group on the top.¬†

Czech Republic are currently on the top of Group D in goal difference and the Three Lions are in the second position. In the other game, Scotland and Croatia both have chances to qualify for the knock-out stage. 

england to host czech republic on tuesday

Czech Republic vs England Preview:

After remaining unbeaten in the first two games of the group, Czech Republic will be looking to maintain the unbeaten streak against England. However, it will not be easy for Silhavy’s side given the home advantage Southgate’s side will have. 

Patrick Schick is the highest scorer of the Euro 2020 so far, with three goals in two games. The Bayer Leverkusen forward will be hoping to find the back of the net at the historical Wembley Stadium. 

On the other hand, England might be thinking about whether they should go for a win from this game or not. If they manage to top the group then they might have to play against either France, Germany or Portugal. 

So, finishing second in the group might give an easier opponent in the round of 16 stage. However, drawing at home against Czech Republic could be an embarrassing result for Gareth Southgate’s side. 

England’s talisman Harry Kane hasn’t had a great tournament so far, and the England support cast have also failed to provide service for the Tottenham Hotspur man. So, it will be interesting to see how Southgate lines up his side against the Czechs. 

Czech Republic form (all competitions): D-L-L-W-W-D

England form (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W-D

Team News:

Schick picked up a facial injury against Croatia, however, it won’t prevent him from being involved in this encounter. Apart from that, there is not any absentee for Silhavi’s side. The Czech Republic manager is expected to go with the same eleven against England.

Harry Maguire has returned to full training and he might get involved along with Jordan Henderson. However, it might be too early for both of them to start in this encounter. Southgate is expected to go with the same eleven apart from the wing-backs and the English boss might decide to go with Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho in the wings.

Czech Republic possible starting lineup(4-2-3-1):

Vaclik; Coufal, Kalas, Celustka, Boril; Soucek, Kral; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick

England possible starting lineup(4-2-3-1):

Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Sancho, Mount, Grealish; Kane

Czech Republic 1-2 England

England will be a too strong team at home for the Czech Republic. And they will be back into the winning ways after a disappointing draw against Scotland. 

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