By News Team
22nd June 2021
With both sides currently sitting on four points and fighting for top spot in Group D, Tuesday evening’s fixture between Czech Republic and England has all the ingredients to be a European Championship classic but who will come out on top at Wembley?
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Schick to continue to impress at Wembley?
Czech Republic and England were in the same group during qualifying for this summer Euros and both sides came away with a win each. England defeated Czech Republic 5-0 at Wembley whilst in Prague, the hosts came away with a 2-1 shock win. Czech Republic should then feel confident heading into this fixture after a valiant effort against Croatia which saw them walk away with a point on Friday evening, leaving them sitting above England on goal difference in Group D.
Czech Republic are currently 13/2 to win heading into Tuesday’s fixture and their recent record at Wembley justifies their underdog status. They have conceded nine goals in their three games at the stadium against England, scoring only two but they will be hoping their main man Patrik Schick can help end this run. Schick has scored in each of his first two Euros appearances for the Czech Republic this summer, netting three goals, and he is priced at 3/1 to find the back of the net once again this time round. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
Kane to get back in the goals?
England’s 0-0 draw with Scotland on Friday evening was their 17th goalless draw at the Euros and World Cup combined, which is the most of any nation to have ever featured in both tournaments. If you believe England will end up with another 0-0 result against their name, a goalless draw is priced at 7/1. The Three Lions are looking to keep clean sheets in every group stage match at a major tournament for only the third time. The previous two times have come at the 1966 World Cup and the 1982 World Cup.
England manager Gareth Southgate will be taking charge of his 57th game for the nation, which sees him surpass Roy Hodgson, who managed 56 games. Southgate will also equal the same number of caps he earned as player for the Three Lions and is already the only man to both play and manage 50+ games for England.
Raheem Sterling is the only England player to have found the back of the net at this year’s European Championship so far and he will be looking to find it again on Tuesday. Sterling’s only hat-trick for England was against Czech Republic in a European Championship qualifier at Wembley in March 2019. The Manchester City attacker is priced at a huge 125/1 to score a hat-trick this week.
Another man looking to get back on the scoresheet is Harry Kane. Although through penalties, Kane has scored in each of his two previous matches against Czech Republic and he is priced at Evens to make it three from three at Wembley and to get off the mark at this summer’s Euros.