England v Czech Republic Euro 2020 Betting Tips
England are back in International action for the first time this year as they start their Euro 2020 Qualification campaign. They start with a home match against Czech Republic and are hoping for 3 points to get off to a good start in Group A. The Three Lions will be expecting to easily get out of a simple group, and this may prove to be their toughest match up. The Czech Republic will have a few familiar faces, but its squad is mostly full of younger players. Head over to Bet UK’s online sportsbook for the latest football betting odds for all EURO 2020 matches this season.
England’s Recent International Form
England Since The 2018 World Cup
Since last summer, England have qualified for the UEFA Nations League Finals and improved on their World Cup form. England were drawn against Spain and World Cup finalists Croatia in Group A4, but they still managed to emerge as group winners. A shaky 2-1 loss to Spain was followed by a less than convincing 0-0 draw in front of an empty stadium in Croatia. However, a record breaking 3-2 win in Seville and a last minute Harry Kane goal against Croatia ensured that England would win their group. In between the Nations League, England won home friendlies against both the United States and Switzerland. Despite the 3 Lions reaching the World Cup semi-finals, some pundits still doubted whether or not they were the real deal. Their recent performances have surely proven that this England team has quality throughout the team and can be a real force at Euro 2020.
Czech Republic’s Recent International Form
Czech Republic’s Last International Break
After a disappointing start to the UEFA Nations League campaign, the Czech Republic bounced back with 2 1-0 wins in their last batch of internationals. They started their break with a friendly against a Polish side led by Bundlesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski. Winger Jakub Jankto grabbed a second half winner for the Czech’s, the first time they had beat Poland since Euro 2012. Their next match was back at home as they finished off their Nations League campaign against Slovakia. Roma youngster Patrick Schick, who leads the line for Czech Republic, got the only goal of the game, although it wasn’t enough to ensure promotion. Schick is the new shining light of this Czech side and is regarded as one of the most promising players in Serie A.
Where’s the value?
Although he has sometimes struggled on the National stage, Raheem Sterling comes into the break in the best form of his career and will be looking to impress again. In his last Premier League match for City, he scored a hat trick against Watford in a 3-1. That took his tally for the season to 19 in all competitions, just 4 off his total for last season with 2 months left to play. His international form has also improved this season. He was the best player on the pitch in England’s 3-2 win in Spain, scoring 2 first half goals. He still has his doubters however, and I expect him to come out and prove some of them wrong.
Where to watch England v Czech Republic
England v Czech Republic will be shown live on ITV1 from 7:45pm on Friday 22nd March.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
It might not get any tougher for England than this in Group A, but we still expect them to pick up 3 points. Southgate and his squad will still want to prove that their World Cup run was no fluke.
*All odds from Bet UK’s sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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