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Euro 2020: Croatia vs Czech Republic Preview

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Euro 2020: Croatia vs Czech Republic Preview

Croatia will be hoping to bounce back from their 10- defeat to England, with a win over early table toppers Czech Republic as they face off at 5pm this evening at Hampden Park in Scotland. While Czech Republic will be hoping to build on their impressive 2-0 win over Scotland on Monday, where striker Patrik Schick scored undoubtedly the goal of the tournament so far.

 

Croatia predicted XI: Livakovic; Vrsaljko, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol; Modric, Kovacic; Brekalo, Vlasic, Perisic; Petkovic 

Czech Republic predicted XI: Vaclik; Coufal, Kalas, Celustka, Boril; Soucek, Kral; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick

Match Facts

Head-to-head

  • Croatia are unbeaten in their last 3 matches against Czech Republic, having drawn 2 and won 1.
  • Those 3 games have produced 12 goals. Which is an average of 4 goals a game.

 

Croatia

  • The Croats could lose consecutive games at the European Championships for the first time since 1996.
  • They have only achieved 2 wins in their last 10 games, losing 6 and drawing 2.
  • Striker Rebic has only managed to score 1 goal in his last 21 appearances for his national side. attempting 31 shots in that time.

 

Czech Republic

  • Czech Republic could win their opening 2 group stage matches at a major tournament for just the third time in their history. The last time they did that was at Euro 2004.
  • Striker Patrik Schick has been involved in 10 goals in 9 starts for his national side. (scored 8, assisted 2)
  • The Czechs have only drawn once in their last 19 group stage matches at major tournaments. It came against Croatia at Euro 2016, where the game ended 2-2.

 

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Olly is currently doing a degree in sports journalism at Leeds Trinity University. He is an Ipswich Town fan and enjoys playing football and tennis in his spare time. His aspiration is to one day become a leading sports journalist within the online journalism sector.

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