Tip England - Czech Republic
While both sides target a fast start to the campaign, England will be the firm favorites, with a good home form and the fact that lately, they have been doing well in their matches, a case in point being their run up to the semi finals at the 2018 World Cup before getting stopped by Croatia. It is clear England are recovering from years of below par performance and are reclaiming their place atop the world football table again. They are unbeaten in their last five matches going to this encounter, two being friendly matches and of the five, they have managed four wins. England carry to this game a run of 10 straight wins in European Cup qualifiers and have eight clean sheets in the process. They have not lost a game in the last 18 Euro Cup qualifiers, only drawing three and winning the remaining 15. They have also won each of the last six at home, with five clean sheets there in and are unbeaten eight while they have lost just one home game in the Euro Cup qualifiers in their last 19,l against Croatia. On the other hand, Czech Republic have five wins and five losses in their last 10 matches. They have not had much going their way in recent times and the qualification process should be a chance at redemption for them. They have lost two of their last 10 qualification matches for the tournament and have not managed a clean sheet in the process. However, the two losses are their only ones in a run of Euro Cup qualifiers. In their last six away matches in the Euro Cup qualifiers, Czech have five wins and a loss, while they have lost just two in their last 16 away matches in the same competition.
Key points England - Czech Republic
England have 10 straight wins in Euro Cup qualifiers.
England have won each of the last six at home Euro Cup qualifiers, with five clean sheets.
Czech Republic have five wins in the last six away matches in Euro Cup qualifiers.
Conclusion England - Czech Republic
England are firm favorites here and having the in – form Harry Kane in their fold works well for them as well as the fact that they will be playing at home but it will not be easy against this Czech Republic side, which has done well away from home in Euro Cup qualifiers. Still, we expect England to pick a win though slim; we’d go for a 2 – 1 win for the hosts here.
England Czech Republic Prediction published on March 19, 2019