class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>While they have failed to hit top gear at Euro 2020 so far, Al Hain-Cole expects the Three Lions to step things up with a big win against the Czechs
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Czech Republic and England will compete for first place in Group D when they meet at Wembley in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 clash.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s men are top of the group on goal difference after taking four points from the opening two matches, beating Scotland 2-0 before drawing 1-1 with Croatia.
Czech Republic vs England Latest Odds
Having run out 2-1 winners over this opposition in the most recent meeting back in 2019, they are available at 7/1 (8.00) with bet365 to secure top spot by pulling off a shock victory in London.
The Three Lions were disappointing in their goalless draw against Scotland last time out but are clear 11/20 (1.55) favourites to leapfrog their opponents into first place by coming out on top.
A draw would be enough for both teams to progress in their current positions, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out.
Czech Republic vs England Team News
Alex Kral and Tomas Holes will compete for a place alongside Tomas Soucek in centre midfield, having started one game each so far.
Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire are in contention to start after returning from injury, while Jack Grealish will be pushing for a first start given the lack of creativity on display against the Scots.
Czech Republic vs England Preview
While there may be some fans thinking that finishing second in the group would actually give Gareth Southgate’s team a less demanding opponent in the last-16, those thoughts are unlikely to be given much attention by anyone in the national team camp.
Indeed, the manager will be keen to react after drawing criticism following the Scotland game, with Harry Kane and his attacking teammates no doubt determined to get off the mark after a return of just one goal from the opening two matches – with the Tottenham man yet to strike.
Czech Republic vs England Tips and Predictions
Having conceded just a single goal in eight matches and run out 5-0 winners against the Czechs when they met at Wembley in qualification for this tournament, a fired-up England are worth backing at 13/8 (2.63) to win by at least two clear goals on Tuesday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.