Czech Republic v England

BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW

On Friday night, the Czech Republic host England in Prague in Group A of qualifying for next years European Championships.

The Czech Republic are second in the table, three points behind Friday night’s visitors. A victory would majorly boost their chances of finishing top of the group. However, the home side are also just a point ahead of third-place Kosovo, so could find themselves outside the two automatic qualification spots with a defeat in this clash.

Jaroslav Silhavy’s side has won three of their last four qualifiers to put themselves back in contention for qualification. Last time out in qualifying, the home side recorded a 3-0 win in Montenegro. The game saw them score at least two goals for the third time in four qualifiers.

England head to the Czech capital having won their last 14 European Championship qualifiers dating back to 2014. The latest campaign has seen Gareth Southgate’s team blow every opponent away, scoring at least four goals in each of their four victories. This game could be the one that stops the free-scoring Lions stellar attacking record, though.

The Three Lions have won their last six away qualifiers for the European Championships, while also scoring at least two goals in nine of their last ten qualifying games. England have also managed four clean sheets in their last six away qualifiers.

Southgate’s team will be looking for a repeat of the reverse fixture that saw the Three Lions record a 5-0 win at Wembley.

TEAM NEWS

The Czech Republic have no reported injuries ahead of this difficult clash.

England saw Everton midfielder Fabian Delph pull out of the squad with a hamstring injury. However, the likes of Tyrone Mings, Fikayo Tomori and James Maddison will be hoping to make their senior international debuts.

Match Prediction

Despite some of the England players not being at their best of late, I can see England recording a fifth straight win in Group A, in a high-scoring encounter.

2/5 Odds

PREDICTION – AWAY WIN

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