After a tough qualification road, Scotland booked their place via the playoffs. It is their first appearance in this showcase in 25 years. Steve Clarke’s men without doubt have the underdog tag and will be under minimum pressure to prove themselves.
It was a fairly different situation for Czech Republic who gained automatic qualification after placing second in Group A behind England. Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side easily handled the challenge posed by Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro.
Czech Republic now have a bigger challenge to face, starting with Scotland. But, they will certainly be eager to make their seventh consecutive appearance a memorable one.
A draw expected
The two teams have some talented players in key areas and have shown in the qualifiers that they can find the net when needed. A draw is likely to happen.
Both teams have proved to be weak defensively. Czech Republic averaged 1.38 goals conceded in the qualifiers whilst Scotland averaged 1.9. This means that there is a high chance that both teams will score at least once in the game.
Czech Republic are slight favorites for this one with their odds priced at 2.74 by Betway. Their opponents have been priced at 2.82 and a draw is 2.93. On Ghana’s biggest betting platform, the chance of both teams scoring has been priced at 2.11.
Czech Republic announced its first 25 players on 25th May and added their final player two days later. Jiří Pavlenka withdrew from the tournament due to injury and was replaced by Tomáš Koubek on 12th June.
Czech Republic predicted XI: Vaclík, Bořil, Čelůstka, Kadeřábek, Coufal, Souček, Holeš, Jankto, Darida, Krmenčík, Schick
Scotland announced their final squad on 19th May, 2021. They have not faced any problems since then.
Scotland predicted XI: Gordon, McTominay, Hanley, Tierney, Robertson, McGregor, Fleck, McGinn, Fraser, Dykes, Adams
Scotland v Czech Republic head-to-head
14th October 2020: Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic (UEFA Nations League)
7th September 2020: Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland (UEFA Nations League)
24th March 2016: Czech Republic 0-1 Scotland (International Friendly)
3rd September 2011: Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic (UEFA European Championship qualifiers)
8th October 2010: Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland (UEFA European Championship)
Scotland have been better among the two sides, winning three and losing one of their last five meetings with Czech Republic. The two teams will battle on this stage for the first time.
Overall, it has been balanced when it comes to the two teams. Both have won four each against each other in nine matches.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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