As part of one of the matches of the European Football Championship, the players of the Czech Republic and England teams will come face to face. Which of the opponents will be able to win in the face-to-face confrontation?
The Czech national team in the selection for the 2022 World Cup on the road was able to defeat Estonia (6: 2), but lost in the face-to-face meeting to Wales (0:1), after which it took away points from Belgium (1:1). In June, the team of Jaroslav Shilgava held two test matches, losing to Italy (0:4), and also managed to win over Albania (3:1). In the opening match at the 2020 World Cup, the Czech Republic managed to defeat Scotland with a score of 2: 0, thanks to a double that was scored in the opponent's goal by Patrick Schick. At the same time, the Scots put 18 strikes on the opponent's frame, while the Czech Republic has 9. The Bayer striker also scored in the match of the 2nd round with Croatia (1:1) and participated in 10 goals of the national team in the last 10 meetings in all competitions, having managed to score 8 goals and give 2 assists.
The English team played three qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in March this year. On their own field, they defeated San Marino (5: 0), defeated Poland (2: 1) and Albania (2:1). As for the matches held in preparation for the continental forum, here the "three lions" held two test matches, in which they defeated Austria and Romania. In the opening game of Euro 2020, the English were able to overcome Croatia with some difficulty due to Raheem Sterling's goal scored in the second half. In the second round of the competition, the English played Scotland at Wembley and finished the British derby without goals. England scored four points in two matches and reached the knockout stage of the tournament with one leg.
Statistics and figures:
- The Czech Republic is the clear underdog of this match;
- The Czech national team has a 3-match series without defeats;
- The English have not lost in 8 previous meetings;
- The last full-time match ended with a 2-1 victory for the Czech Republic;
- The opponents met each other three times, and won one victory each, having drawn once.
The England national team at this tournament shows not the most productive football. There is an assumption that the next meeting of the opponents in the framework of the continental forum will not give us much success. We bet that in each of the halves, the opponents will score no more than 1 goal.