Scotland - Czech Republic | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Scotland vs Czech Republic for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
The second game of Group D in EURO 2021 will be played between Scotland and the Czech Republic at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Scotland has a slight advantage playing on home soil in a crucial match for both teams, as they will have to battle with two World Cup 2018 semi-finalists, England and Croatia, for the playoff spots. A tough group to be in, and their best chance to pick up points is in this game, as the loser of this clash might face the bitter reality of being eliminated already.
- Scotland vs. Czech Republic
- Group D – First Round
- Date – 14/06/2021
- Starting time – 15:00 CET
- Venue: Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland Stats & Form
Scotland is looking forward to competing in their first top-level international tournament since the World Cup 1998, where they were eliminated in the group stage. The Tartan Terriers took the long road towards EURO 2021. Scotland was classified in third place in their qualifying group behind Belgium and Russia before they headed for the playoffs, in which they won against Israel and then Serbia, each time on penalties. Kenny McLean fired the winner in Belgrade, and Steve Clarke’s side grabbed themselves a ticket for European Championship.
The Scottish team started their road to Qatar 2022 by collecting five points after their first three games.
Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean has suffered a knee ligament injury in Norwich City’s final-day Championship fixture that rules him out of this summer’s Euro 2021. Steve Clarke has made McLean a regular in his squad, with the former Aberdeen and St Mirren midfielder featuring in nine of the past 10 internationals in midfield. With fellow midfielder Ryan Jack also ruled out, it means the likes of David Turnbull and Billy Gilmour could well come into contention for a place in the 26-man squad.
John McGinn, 26-year-old Aston Villa midfielder, is the leading scorer in this squad with 10 goals. Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson, the captain with 43 caps, and 23-year-old Kieran Tierney from Arsenal will hold a strong left side for the Scottish team.
Czech Republic Stats & Form
Jaroslav Šilhavý and his team are looking to continue a strong streak of results in the EURO, as they have made it to the tournament every time since 1996. The Czechs qualified in the second spot after an up and down journey. They lost to England 5-0 in the opening game, but also managed to beat them 2-1 in Prague back in October 2019, and finished with five wins from eight matches in their five-team group.
Czech Republic News
The Czech team started their Qatar 2022 qualification with one win, loss, and draw, including a 6-2 victory in Estonia.
Slavia Prague midfielder Lukas Provod will miss Euro 2021 because of a torn knee ligament and meniscus. Provod, a permanent fixture in the midfield at Slavia which reached the Europa League quarter-finals this year, has played seven games for the Czech Republic and scored one goal, in a surprise 1-1 draw against top-ranked Belgium in a World Cup qualifier in March.
Vladimir Darida, the 30-year-old captain, has the most caps in the current Czech squad (70 caps). Patrick Schick, Bayer Leverkusen forward, who scored 10 goals for the national team, will be the biggest threat for the opponents’ defenders, alongside West Ham duo Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek.
Scotland vs Czech Republic Head-to-Head Stats
Scotland and the Czech Republic have played seven matches so far against each other, but this is their first final tournament meeting in a EURO or FIFA World Cup. The Scots have won four of those games, while the Czech team has managed to win two times. One clash has ended with a draw. They have produced 2.14 goals per match on average.
Scotland vs Czech Republic Betting Odds
Odds for this match are 3.00 for Scotland, 2.30 for a Czech victory, and 3.30 for a draw at BET365.
Scotland vs Czech Republic Betting Tip:
This opening game of the tournament will be vital for both squads. There is a big chance that we will see two very composed and organized teams at Hampden Park. Scotland and Czech Republic both showed some weakness in defense during qualification as the Scottish team conceded 20 goals in 12 matches, the most of any side that qualified for the EURO. On the other hand, the Czechs had problems in their away games, as they lost three out of four. But this is likely to be a passive and tight clash altogether, with the full focus being on guarding their own goal, considering their other tough opponents in the group.