Scotland vs Czech Republic: Watch FREE Online, Live Stream, Kick-off time, Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds
Scotland open their Euro 2020 campaign against the Czech Republic in the Tartan Army's first major tournament game this century.
With four third-placed teams qualifying for the next stage and three group games to play, it seems a slight exaggeration to label Scotland’s Euro 2020 opener against the Czechs as a vital match for both.
But it’s a feeling that’s hard to shake – because with top seeds England and World Cup finalists Croatia the other sides in Group D, the loser here will surely be massively up against it to progress.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
Scotland will take on the Czech Republic in the Euro 2021 Group D match on 14th June 2021. Both the teams will clash at Hampden Park, Glasgow and the match will kick off at 2 pm (UK). Scotland will have the advantage of playing on home soil. Scotland will try their best to grab 3 points in their opening match.
What TV channel is Scotland v Czech Republic on?
Fans can tune in to watch the game from 1.15 pm for free on BBC One.
Games will be split between ITV and BBC throughout the tournament with every single moment of every match being broadcast on free-to-air TV.
How to live stream Scotland v Czech Republic online
You can also live stream the match via BBC iPlayer on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Scotland: Kevin Nisbet and Jack Hendry both netted their first goals for their country in a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands earlier this month and will be pushing for starts.
Premier League regulars Kieran Tierney, Andy Robertson, and Scott McTominay, John McGinn, and Che Adams should feature.
Czech Republic: Jaroslav Silhavy likes to deploy a 4-1-4-1 formation with star man Patrik Schick leading the line.
Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral, Michael Krmencik, Zdenek Ondrasek, and Schick provide the strength from set-pieces for the Czech Republic.
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon, David Marshall, Jon McLaughlin
Defenders: Nathan Patterson, Stephen O’Donnell, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Greg Taylor, Liam Cooper, Grant Hanley, Declan Gallagher, Scott McKenna, Jack Hendry
Midfielders: Billy Gilmour, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, John McGinn, John Fleck, David Turnbull
Czech Republic squad
Goalkeepers: Tomas Vaclik, Jiri Pavlenka, Ales Mandous
Defenders: Jan Boril, Jakub Brabec, Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Pavel Kaderabek, Tomas Kalas, Ales Mateju, David Zima
Midfielders: Antonin Barak, Vladimir Darida, Adam Hlozek, Tomas Holes, Jakub Jankto, Alex Kral, Lukas Masopust, Jakub Pesek, Tomas Soucek, Petr Sevcik, Michal Sadilek
Forwards: Michael Krmencik, Tomas Pekhart, Patrik Schick, Matej Vydra
Scotland vs Czech Republic Head-to-Head
Scotland have a decent record against the Czech Republic, especially in more recent years, winning each of the duo's last three encounters. The pair met twice in 2020 where Scotland first won in the Czech Republic 2-1 and then back on home soil 1-0. Scotland claimed a 1-0 win over Luxembourg in their final warm-up game ahead of the Euros and are now unbeaten in their last five fixtures. The Czech Republic have lost two of their last three matches, including a 1-0 defeat against Wales.
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Scotland v Czech Republic odds
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bet365 odds: Scotland (2/1) Draw (11/5) Czech Republic (7/5)*
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Scotland Betting Odds
Scotland has qualified for the Euro 2021 in a very dramatic fashion. The hosts were a distant third behind Belgium and Russia in qualifying for this tournament. Scotland edged out Israel and Serbia on penalties to feature at a major final. Scottish men drew matches against Austria (2-2) and Israel (1-1) for the World Cup qualifiers.
If we talk about the last head-to-head clashes between Scotland and the Czech Republic, four games were won by Scotland, three games were won by the Czech and one game was ended in a draw. In two out of the last three fixtures, Czech was not able to net any goals, so we can say there is a high chance of BTTS No at 1.72 Odds. If we consider the same last 3 fixtures, the goals scored were below 2.5, so we say there are chances to see goals under 2.5 in this match too at 1.53 Odds.
Czech Republic Betting Odds
The Czech Republic finished runners-up to England in their pool. In the last 6 matches, the Czech was managed to lock 3 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. They ended up losing against Wales by 1-0, drew a match against Belgium by 1-1. Considering the facts like Scotland has a good performance record in their home grounds, Czech has lost their last 3 straight loss against Scotland and their current performance in last 6 matches, We believe Scotland can win this match or it will end in a draw at 1.53 odds.
Prediction: Scotland v Czech Republic
Scotland are the underdogs but most certainly not whipping boys in Group D. They boast a blend of top talents and a gutsy attitude that can overcome differences in quality between teams.
They will head into every game like a cup final and could actually be England's trickiest test if they roll up to Wembley with fire in the belly.
The Czech Republic are dark horses to enjoy a decent run through the knockout stages as they boast several overlooked attacking stars.
They’re the favorites to win here, and on paper, they should, but it would be folly to write off Scotland in any game at this tournament.
Our prediction: Scotland 0-1 Czech Republic
Scotland hoping for a dream start to Euro 2020
Scotland ran out 1-0 winners against Luxembourg thanks to a first-half goal from striker Che Adams. Before that encounter, Scotland played out an impressive 2-2 draw with the Netherlands and will be full of confidence heading into their opening game against the Czech Republic. Chelsea's Billy Gilmour is a doubt for the opening game of Group D due to injury, while John Fleck is self-isolating following a positive COVID-19 test. Che Adams is still relatively new to the Scottish national team but has made an impressive start with 2-goals in four appearances, while in midfield, John McGinn has made a habit of scoring goals for his country and we believe he is going to be key to Scotland's success.
Ondrej Celustka and Tomas Kalas are both rated as doubtful to feature against Scotland on Monday. Both players missed out on the 3-1 win over Albania last time out, a result that will have given Czech Republic a confidence boost following the 4-0 drubbing they received at the hands of Italy just 4-days earlier. This Czech Republic team doesn't feel like it has a lot of goals in it, though, Patrik Schick has scored 11 times in 26 caps and will be dangerous if provided with the right kind of service. As we saw with West Ham this season, Tomas Soucek is very dangerous in the final third but Scotland will know all about him and will be preparing for his late runs into the box.
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