Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Prediction: Croatia vs Czech Republic

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 13/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Croatia and the Czech Republic will face each other in Euro 2020 this week. The Group D game is slated to kick off at 5pm UK time on Friday and will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow. It promises to be an exciting game of football.

Croatia

Croatia kicked off their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-0 defeat to England at Wembley Stadium in London last weekend. Raheem Sterling’s goal in the 57th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides in the Group D game.

It was a disappointing performance from Croatia who failed to test England defensively. It was a deserved win for the Three Lions, who were solid and did allow Croatia to play their game. Luka Modric and co. will know that a defeat to Switzerland could end their chances of progressing to the next stage.

Team News:

Modric will start in midfield, while Ivan Perisic and Mateo Kovacic should also start.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic got off to a flyer in the Euro 2020 finals on Monday, as they got the better of Scotland 2-0 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Patrik Schick was the star of the show for the Czechs, as the 25-year-old Bayer Leverkusen forward scored both the goals, his second being absolutely superb.

Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side will know that a win against Croatia in Glasgow will ascertain their place in the next stage of the competition. The Czech Republic will head into the match high on confidence.

Team News:

Schick will lead the line for the Czech Republic. Tomas Soucek will start in defensive midfielder.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Croatia had 50% of the possession against England.
  • The Czech Republic had 42% of the possession against Scotland.
  • Croatia took eight shots and two were on target.
  • The Czech Republic took 10 shots and seven were on target.
  • The latest game between Croatia and the Czech Republic ended in a 2-2 draw.

Conclusion

Croatia are a good team, and the players will be determined to show what they are capable of. However, the Czech Republic demonstrated against Scotland that they are a decent side who are not scared to take the game to the opposition. A draw is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 13/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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