ENGLAND travel to the Czech Republic this week hoping to maintain their perfect start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign at their host’s expense.
After a sensational set of early performances, Gareth Southgate’s charges have blitzed their way to the top of Group A, playing with an attacking verve that’s proved far too potent for their opponents to handle. and England were unable to keep a clean sheet in two of their last three Group A fixtures.
The Czechs are England’s closest challengers in Group A, though they trail the section leaders by three points having played one game more.
The Czech Republic have averaged just under two goals per game in their qualification fixtures to date, and finding a way to get on the scoresheet has become something of a trademark for the country under the direction of Jaroslav Šilhavý, despite some up and down results.
Having scored at least once in 16 of their last 20 international matches, it’s clear that the Czech Republic have players in their squad that can open defences and finish chances, and we expect them to grab a goal against England this week.
With the factors at play considered, we think that backing both teams to score is the best avenue of approach for this week’s game, though we expect England to ultimately triumph.
PREDICTION: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE