England will welcome Czech Republic to Wembley on Friday for the opening game of Euro 2020 qulifiers. The Three Lions are currently #5 in the FIFA rankings, while their opponents are #44. This will be the first competitive meeting between the nations.
England vs Czech Republic Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|England||Draw||0 W/ 1 D/ 0 L||0 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Czech Republic||Draw||0 W/ 1 D/ 0 L||0 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the nations: 20.08.2008 England – Czech Republic 2:2; Wes Brown 45′, Joe Cole 90′; Milan Baros 22′, Marek Jankulovski 48′
Last game in England: 20.08.2008 England – Czech Republic 2:2; Wes Brown 45′, Joe Cole 90′; Milan Baros 22′, Marek Jankulovski 48′
Worth mentioning: The only match since 2000 that saw the two nations clash was a friendly game held at Wembley in London. Joe Cole was the hero for the home side as he earned his team a draw after late equalizer.
England vs Czech Republic Stats
|As of 19.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|England||Win||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Czech Republic||Win||5 W/ 0 D/ 5 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
Last game England: 18.11.2018 England – Croatia 2:1; Jesse Lingard 78′, Harry Kane 85′; Andrej Kramaric 57′
Next game England: 25.03.2019 Montenegro – England
Last game Czech Republic: 19.11.2018 Czech Republic – Slovakia 1:0; Patrik Schick 32′
Next game Czech Republic: 26.03.2019 Czech Republic – Brazil
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: England have lost only one competitive game on home soil since 2012, winning 22 and drawing three in the process, with their only loss to Spain seeing Danny Welbeck angered by the referees decision to disallow a late equalizer. Fifteen of those victories were achieved by keeping clean sheet. The “Three Lions” missed to score when playing at home for the last time in 2010 against Montenegro. England won their League of Nations group, consisting the teams of World Cup finalists Croatia and Spain and are unbeaten in their last five outings, while keeping three clean sheets.
Czech Republic finished their League of Nations in second place, behind Ukraine. Their last three outings ended in 1:0 scoreline, with the Czechs victorious on two occasions. Four of the last six victories for the Czechs were achieved by a 1:0 scoreline.
England vs Czech Republic News
Manchester United will have only one representative in the squad in the face of Marcus Rashford, as usual starters Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard are injured.
England vs Czech Republic Predictions
England to win – 1.28 @ bet365
England to win with a clean sheet – 1.72 @ bet365