Czech Republic vs England - 11/10/2019 Preview

Czech Republic vs England should be one of the most important of Group A Euro 2020 qualification games, which will be held at Sinobo Stadium, Prague. At the moment, both teams took leadership of the group as England at 1st and Czechs at 2nd places. One of the biggest Group A surprises is a bad form of Bulgaria and Montenegro. However, Kosovo showed a very unexpected and strong game, being now in 3rd place. Can the Czech Republic hold on 2nd place and will they play in the main draw of Euro 2020? It mostly depends on this meeting. Read our thoughts about this interesting Euro 2020 qualification Czech Republic vs England match here below!

Czech Republic

FIFA Rating – 44

Czech Republic made big changes in their squad and bring more young and potential power. Comparing with recent call-ups Jaroslav decided to call several experienced in national team players and energy from the new ones. During the last 2 years, Czechs lost only twice against Ukraine in UEFA Nations League and to Brazil in friendly. In general, they had no draws and played only for a win or for a loss.

During this Euro 2020 qualification, they played 5 games. In 3 games against Bulgaria and Montenegro, Czechs showed really great football and won, scoring 8 and conceding only 1 goal. Unfortunately, they lost to England, where are no surprises in 5:0 crushing defeat. However, Kosovo won against Czechs even being outsiders of the Group, they even standing at 3rd place with only 1 losing against England with a much better result and game than Czech Republic national squad.

In general, we aw already several types of Czechs football, as they can be very passive and very aggressive when they are confident. Against Montenegro, they showed a really interesting and creative game and the result showed true abilities of that national squad. However, playing against England they failed to create many dangerous moments. Playing against Kosove, they don’t expect such strong opposition from opponents, so they were shocked losing even being in front after Schich goal at 16th minute.

Predicted Czech Republic line-up

Head Coach

Jaroslav Šilhavý;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Tomas Vaclik;

Defenders

Pavel Kaderabek, Ondřej Kúdela, Ondřej Čelůstka, Jan Bořil;

Midfielders

Vladimir Darida, Ladislav Krejci, Jakub Jankto, Tomas Soucek, Josef Husbauer;

Strikers

Patrick Schick

England

FIFA Rating – 4

After the World Cup in the 2018 year, England almost perfectly played their recent games. England took 3rd place in UEFA Nations League, winning over Switzerland for 3rd place, unfortunately losing to the Netherlands at Semi-final in extra-time. The new generation of England already showing very strong results and playing at the peak of their abilities.

In Euro 2020 qualification, the Three Dragons still have 4 wins in a row scoring 19 and conceding 4 goals. They didn’t face any troubles against Czech Republic and Montenegro, however, Kosovo showed very interesting and aggressive football scoring 3 goals in Southampton. Even more, Berisha scored first, and 7minutes were in front before Raheem Sterling equalizer. Gareth Southgate called several very young players and they can debut playing against Czechs or Bulgaria. Dean Henderson from Sheffield, Tyrone Mings from Aston Villa, Fikayo Tomori and James Maddison will probably play their first appearance in a very important tournament.

In Euro 2020 qualification, Raheem stands at second place with 6 goals and 5 assists. His teammate Harry Kane scored 6. At the 1st place, Eran Zahavi from Israel already scored 9 goals in 5 games.

Predicted England line-up

Head Coach

Gareth Southgate;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Jordan Pickford;

Defenders

Kieran Trippier, Harry Maguire, Fikayo Tomori, Danny Rose;

Midfielders

Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Mason Mount;

Strikers

Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford;

Czech Republic vs England H2H

England already won against Czech Republic with 5:0 result playing at Wembley Stadium, in London. Raheem Sterling scored a hattrick and was named player of the match.

 

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