England is to face the Czech Republic in their first match of Euro 2020 qualifiers. The fixture will take place on March 22nd at Wembley Stadium. Before you place your bets on this match make sure to check betting bonuses in Hungary.
England will kick off their EURO 2020 qualifiers with a match against the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on Friday night, in hopes to win and gather some confidence in front of their Nations League campaign. Talking about Nations League, England have managed to finish 1st in their group, where they proved to be better than Croatia and Spain. In the course of 4 games, England were only defeated once against Spain (1:2), drew against Croatia (0:0), but managed to win the next two fixtures against Spain (2:3) and Croatia (2:1) to secure the first spot and a ticket into playoffs. Looking at how England played, I would not be surprised if they go on and win their first trophy in the Nations league, which would end their 53-year long drought.
Gareth Southgate has had numerous players withdraw from the squad due to injury. As it stands now, the England boss reported the team will be without Luke Shaw, Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and John Stones. Additionally, Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford might not appear due to fitness problems.
The visiting side, Czech Republic are coming into this match after finishing their Nations League campaign at 2nd place in their group. Looking at their performances in the group stage, Czech Republic lost to Ukraine (1:2), won against Slovakia (1:2), lost to Ukraine once again (1:0) and won the last match against Slovakia (1:0). As it stands now, the Czech Republic are 5-0-5 in their last 10 international matches and are on 2 games winning streak after defeating Poland (0:1) in a friendly match and most recently Slovakia in the Nations League match (1:0).
England v Czech Republic Betting Preview
England come into this match on a good run with no defeats in their last 5 fixtures. As far as the home games go, England are 3-0-2 in the last 5, however, they are on a 3 home game winning streak. At Wembley Stadium, they managed to defeat Switzerland (1:0), USA (3:0) and Croatia (2:1) and will look to make it 4 in a row against the Czech Republic. Despite the fact England enjoys a good form, they will come into this match with a lot of key players missing. While they do have players to fill those holes, they won’t step on the field with an optimal team. The Czech Republic, while being considered an underdog has some talented players in their squad who could make England’s job tougher as expected. But while I believe the Czech Republic should not be underestimated, I cannot see England losing this one. Taking all into consideration I expect England to win the opening match of EURO 2020 qualifiers. However, we won’t be betting on the home side to win and rather look at over/under market. The odds offered on under 2.5 are quite generous taking into consideration missing players in the English team and decent Czech defence, which only conceded 2 goals in the last 4 games. With that in mind, we will be betting on this match to end with under 3.00 goals.