The biggest carnival of European football is now finally underway after a prolonged pause of a year due to the covid pandemic. The top twenty four footballing nations of the continent will be competing over a month in the European Championships to lift the prestigious title on 11th of July to declare their supremacy.
The second match of Group C will see Scotland going neck to neck against Czech Republic at the Hampden Park in Glasgow, which is the eighth of the 51 matches taking place throughout the tournament in eleven different cities. The match will see one of the finalists of 1996, Czech Republic clashing against the Scots, who are a refurbished team under Steve Clarke and are playing their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France. Don’t forget to miss out on the action.
Scotland vs Czech Republic Match Details
Fixture: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Date: 14th June(UTC,CET,IST)
Timings: 15:00 in CET, 13:00 UTC, 18:30 IST.
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland.
Previous Meetings between Scotland and Czech Republic
In the nine previous meetings between the sides, Scotland and the Czech’s have won four times each and one match had ended in a draw. In the last encounter between these two teams on 14th October last year in the UEFA Nations League, the Scots have won it 1-0, with Ryan Fraser scoring the winning goal.
Scotland vs Czech Republic predictions
Scotland are finally back at this summer’s Euros after 23 year long wait, since their participation in the 1998 World Cup in France, thanks to their back-to-back tiebreaker victories over Israel and Serbia in the semi-finals and final of the Euro 2020 playoffs. However, their previous two appearances in the Championships are quite the ones to forget as they had failed to qualify for the knockouts in each of the occasions. But the Scots look in a good form this time, coming into the tournament undefeated in their first five games and putting up strong performances against the Netherlands and Austria. With a perfect blend young players in Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay and Billy Gilmour and seasoned campaigners in James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Stuart Armstrong and captain Andrew Robertson, the Scots under Steve Clark are definitely a team worth noticing.
On the other hand, the finalists of 1996 Euros, Czech Republic come into the tournament with two wins, two loses and a draw in their previous five games. The Czechs qualified for this year’s Euros automatically after coming second in their group behind England, who rejoins them in Group C. Though they lack the consistency they had in the early days, they are known for their grit and determination, with their 2-2 draw against FIFA top ranked team Belgium in the World Cup Qualifiers earlier this year a perfect example of the quality they possess. Jaroslav Silhavy will be looking forward to top performers Vladimir Coufal, Vladimir Darida, youngster Adam Hlozek and West Ham’s prolific Tomas Soucek for a bright campaign this summer.
Who will win Scotland vs Czech Republic match
Both the teams will be looking forward to a bright start to their campaign with a win, which would massively increase their chances of qualifying to the knock-outs from this rather tricky group which also houses one of the tournament favourites England and 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia. Scotland will be receiving a decent amount of home support at the Hampden park, which could provide a huge boost for them. Considering Scotland to be a much more in form squad in current situations owing to their recent performances, we are predicting a 2-1 win for them over the Czechs in a closely contested fight.