Group stage - Group D
Hampden Park - Glasgow
On June 14 the Euro 2020 will host a match between Scotland and the Czech Republic. The match of the first round of Group D. We should not forget that the English and the Croats are also in this group. It may very well happen that the upcoming game will decide the fate of third place and a ticket to the playoffs, the importance of the result is difficult to overestimate.
Team Scotland: no defeat after the Nations League
The last Nations League ended with two defeats for the Scottish team, against the Slovaks and the Israelis. But after that tournament, the Scots have not lost. As part of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the Scottish team made peace with the Austrians and Israel and defeated the Faroes 4-0. In friendly matches just before the Euros, the representatives of the British island tied with the Netherlands and defeated Luxembourg. As for tactics, the Scottish team plays in three defenders, with the Dutch playing in five, but it is one of the transformed versions of the game in three defenders. And here in the midfield playing sometimes in two, sometimes in three.
Czech Team: got beaten by Italy
Before the Euros, the Czechs got a nasty call. The team of this country lost to Italy 0-4. On the other hand, the Italians are really good now, as confirmed by the first round match of this team at the Euro. After the defeat of the Scuadras, the Czechs confidently defeated the Albanians 3-1. In three games of World Cup qualifying, the Czech national team scored four points: the defeat of Estonia, a draw with Belgium, and 0-1 against Wales. Difficult results, aren't they? In contrast to the Scots, the Czech national team plays with the classical four defenders. True, the number of fullbacks also varies depending on the opponent, but more often there are two of them. Well, at the cutting edge, it is almost 100% likely to be one forward.
Prediction and betting
Do not forget that the match will be held in Glasgow - Scotland. The Scots not so long ago, in September and then in October, beat the Czechs twice in the Nations League. Since then, the Scottish team has not become weaker and gave a hard time against sturdy Austrians. We believe that the Scottish team will start Euro 2020 with at least a set of points, considering we prefer to bet on the home team: W2 for 2.85, X for 2,90, Both Teams to Score - 90 Mins for 2,00.