Scotland vs Czech Republic: Team Form
After finishing third in their Euro 2020 qualifying group, behind Russia and Belgium, Scotland beat both Israel and Serbia in the playoffs to reach the finals. Results have been up and down since then, however Steve Clarke’s side are unbeaten in their last three matches.
The Czech Republic did well to finish as runner up in qualifying Group A, which was topped by Euro 2020 Group D rivals England. The team scored just 13 goals during their qualifying campaign, however they did secure a home win against England. A 1-0 defeat against Wales in World Cup qualifying back in March demonstrates that the Czech Republic are beatable.
Last 5 Match Results
- Slovakia 1-0 Scotland
- Israel 1-0 Scotland
- Scotland 2-2 Austria
- Israel 1-1 Scotland
- Scotland 4-0 Faroe Island
- Czech Republic 1-0 Israel
- Czech Republic 2-0 Slovakia
- Estonia 2-6 Czech Republic
- Czech Republic 1-1 Belgium
- Wales 1-0 Czech Republic
Scotland vs Czech Republic: Team News
Scottish midfielders Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean have been ruled out of the tournament, however manager Clarke still has plenty of talent to select from. Premier League regulars Andrew Robertson, Scott McTominay, John McGinn and Che Adams are almost certain to start for the hosts, in what is one of the best looking Scotland starting XI’s in many years. The lack of a goalscoring threat is a concern, with McGinn being the highest scorer in the squad, with just 10.
Head to Head: Scotland – Czech Republic
Scotland and Czech Republic met twice in 2020, with Scotland having won both maches in the UEFA Nations League. Scotland came back from a goal down to win 2-1 on the road, before securing a narrow 1-0 victory at home just one month later. Prior such such fixtures, the duo last met in March 2016. On that day, Scotland also ran out 1-0 winners in the Czech Republic, this time in an international friendly. You have to look back to 2010 for the last win for Czech Republic against Scotland.
Czech Republic boss Jaroslav Šilhavý also has some Premier League talent to call upon, in the shape of West Ham duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimír Coufal, as well as Burnley striker Matěj Vydra. Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick will be the biggest threat in front of goal for the away side, having scored 10 international goals from 24 appearances.
Scotland vs Czech Republic Betting Odds
Despite playing on home soil, Scotland are the underdogs with the majority of bookmakers. The Scots are priced at best odds of 2/1 with the likes of 888Sport and Betfred, compared to the Czech Republic, who are available at 7/5. A draw between the two sides after 90 minutes is found at 21/10 with Betfair. Elsewhere, betting on both teams scoring is likely to appeal to many punters. This market is available at odds of 11/10 with Unibet.
Our Betting Tip: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Our top betting tip for this Group D clash is to bet on the Scotland or Draw double chance market. This option is available at odds of 1/2 with Bet365 and Paddy Power. Scotland should be confident of securing at least a point on home soil, where they have not been beaten since September 2019.