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Scotland vs Czech Republic: Euros preview and prediction

Steve Clarke’s side have qualified for their first tournament since the 1998 World Cup, having overcome Serbia in a thrilling playoff penalty shootout.

With a massive grudge match against England coming up in their second fixture at Wembley, Clarke’s men will be desperate to get off to a good start in front of a home crowd.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Scotland vs Czech Republic is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off on Monday, June 14, 2021.

The match will be held at Hampden Park.

Where to watch Scotland vs Czech Republic

TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One for free.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.

Scotland vs Czech Republic team news

Steve Clarke faces some tough decisions.

Centre-backs Declan Gallagher, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Scott McKenna and Liam Cooper have all done well for him at times but there are not two obvious choices to join Kieran Tierney in the back three.

Clarke will also have to choose whether to go with two centre-forwards or pair either Lyndon Dykes and Che Adams with an attacking midfielder such as Ryan Christie or Ryan Fraser.

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Scotland vs Czech Republic predicted lineups

Scotland XI: Marshall; Hendry, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, McTominay, McGregor, McGinn, Robertson; Dykes, Adams

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

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon, David Marshall, Jon McLaughlin

Defenders: Nathan Patterson, Stephen O’Donnell, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Greg Taylor, Liam Cooper, Grant Hanley, Declan Gallagher, Scott McKenna, Jack Hendry

Midfielders: Billy Gilmour, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, John McGinn, John Fleck, David Turnbull

Forwards: Che Adams, James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Ryan Fraser, Lyndon Dykes, Kevin Nisbet

Goalkeepers: Tomas Vaclik, Jiri Pavlenka, Ales Mandous

Defenders: Jan Boril, Jakub Brabec, Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Pavel Kaderabek, Tomas Kalas, Ales Mateju, David Zima

Midfielders: Antonin Barak, Vladimir Darida, Adam Hlozek, Tomas Holes, Jakub Jankto, Alex Kral, Lukas Masopust, Jakub Pesek, Tomas Soucek, Petr Sevcik, Michal Sadilek

Forwards: Michael Krmencik, Tomas Pekhart, Patrik Schick, Matej Vydra

Scotland vs Czech Republic prediction

Czech Republic are a much improved side under Jaroslav Šilhavý and boast some names familiar to fans of the Premier League in the form of West Ham duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.

However, Scotland have been waiting 23 years for this match and in front of a home crowd they should rise to the occasion.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Scotland wins: 4
  • Draws: 1
  • Czech Republic wins: 4

Betting odds and tips

  • Scotland to win: 19/10
  • Draw: 39/20
  • Czech Republic to win: 33/20

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