Time: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 19:00 hours (Group D)
Wembley will again have the honors of hosting this group D match with home side England going head tto head with Czech Republic for the top spot qualifications and with both teams tied at 4 points, things are going to get interesting. England haven’t lost a game at Wembley and are coming from a goalless draw against Scotland. Czech Republic center forward Schick, who is currently top of the scoring charts at the tournament, scored the opening goal from the spot kick and the match ended in the 1-1 draw with Croatia.
They are facing England in their first Euro tournament group stages, with the same points at Group D Czech are leading due to their two goal difference and are placed ahead of the Three Lions. They are looking for a win or a possible draw that will enable Jaroslav Silhavy’s charges to qualify for the round of 16 and possibly reach the quarter finals. Their last match at Wembley was during the Euro 1996 final where they lost 2-1 to Germany during extra time with the winning goal being scored by Oliver Bierhoffs. Silhavy is looking to avoid defeat in all the group stages matches and so far things are going pretty well for the Czech Coach. Jiri Pavlenka is out due to a back injury and is expected back early July. Although they are considered the underdogs in this match, the Czechs have proved to lethal both at the front and the back and players will definitely taste the strength of the home team.
Team formation : 4-2-3-1
Forwards: Patrick Schick (CF)
Midfielders: Jakub Jankto (CM) Vladimir Darida (CM) Lukas Masopust (CM).
Thomas Soucek (CM) & Thomas Holeš.
Defenders: Jan Boril (LB) Tomas Kalas (CB) Ondrej Celustka (CB) Vladimir Coufal (RB).
Goalkeeper: Tomas Vaclik (GK).
The side’s national stadium is hosting their third group stages match having conceded just one goal since their opening clash with Croatia. England haven’t scored another goal and are looking to thrash the visitors. Gareth Southgate is looking for a must win at Wembley, after last week’s upset the home side is desperate to reach the quarter and possibly finals. Joint Top Striker Harry Kane has scored the most goals for England in major competition you should expect him to step up and score during the clash. If the match ends in a draw both sides move to the round of 16 with Croatia and Scotland fighting for a possible next round. Southgate may start Harry Maguire after a long absence due to injury.
Team formation : 4-3-3
Forwards: Raheem Sterling (LF) Harry Kane (CF) Philip Foden (AM).
Midfielders: Mason Mount (AM) Declan Rice (CM) Kalvin Phillips (CM).
Defenders: Luke Shaw (LB) Harry Maguire (CB) John Stones (CB) Reece James (RB).
Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford (GK).
Head to Head.
Czech Republic 1 win, 0 draws and 1 win for England (during qualifiers).
Czech Republic to win/double chance (1X) 2.39
BTTS Yes 2.35
Correct score (2-1) 23.00.