Gareth Southgate’s side have been in flying kind in Group A and they can advance to the tournament with a win
England will book their spot at Euro 2020 if they overcome Czech Republic in Prague on Friday as the 3 Lions’ qualification campaign approaches a conclusion.
Gareth Southgate’s side have a 100 per cent record in Group A soon after 4 games and a win more than the second-placed Czechs will see them move six points clear at the major of the table.
The hosts, meanwhile, come into the match just 3 points behind the group leaders, but they are worriedly seeking more than their shoulders at Kosovo, who are hot on their heels in the race for qualification.
Regardless of suffering a heavy defeat to England when the sides met at Wembley in March, Jaroslav Silhavy will have complete self-confidence in his side to peform at residence.
|Game||Czech Republic vs England|
|Date||Friday, October 11|
|Time||7:45pm BST / two:45pm ET|
Television Channel, Reside Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game is not getting shown reside on Television but it can be streamed reside on-line applying ESPN+ or TUDNxtra.
|US Television channel||On-line stream|
|N/A||ESPN+ / TUDNxtra|
In the UK, the match will be shown on ITV and it can be streamed reside on-line by means of the ITV player.
|UK Television channel||On-line stream|
Squads & Group News
|Position||Czech Republic squad|
|Goalkeepers||Vaclik, Pavlenka, Kolar|
|Defenders||Kaderabek, Brabec, Celustka, Boril, Coufal, Kudela, Simic|
|Midfielders||Darid, Krejci, Jankto, Soucek, Husbauer, Kopic, Zmrhal, Masopust, Kral, Kalvach|
Czech Republic will be without having Trabzonspor defender Filip Novak, as nicely as Kasimpasa’s David Pavelka and Slavia Prague’s David Hovorka, who have all been ruled out by means of injury. Seasoned Augsburg defender Marek Suchy is a further absentee.
Head coach Silhavy will appear to his captain Vladimir Darida and the likes of RB Leipzig striker Patrik Schick to lead his side to glory.
Possible Czech Republic XI: Vaclik Brabec, Celustka, Boril, Coufal Darida, Soucek, Kral, Jankto, Masopust Schick.
|Goalkeepers||Pickford, Pope, Henderson|
|Defenders||Trippier, Rose, Keane, Maguire, Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Gomez, Mings, Tomori|
|Midfielders||Rice, Barkley, Henderson, Winks, Mount|
|Forwards||Kane, Sterling, Sancho, Rashford, Abraham, Wilson|
In-kind Leicester City winger James Maddison withdrew from the squad with an illness, which means he will have to wait for his 3 Lions debut.
Everton midfielder Fabian Delph and Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton have also been forced to withdraw with injuries, when Manchester United star Jesse Lingard’s troubles at club level have observed him excluded.
Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori could potentially make his debut, as could Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings.
Possible England XI: Pickford Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Keane, Chilwell Rice, Henderson, Mount Sancho, Sterling, Kane.
Betting & Match Odds
England, who currently registered a five- win more than their hosts in March, are eight/13 to win with bet365. Czech Republic are regarded a five/1 bet to come out on major and a draw is readily available at 16/five.
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England will join the likes of Belgium as one particular of the very first teams to assure their spot in subsequent year’s European Championship if they handle to beat Czech Republic and the indicators are optimistic.
Southgate’s side have been in absolutely free-scoring kind in the course of this campaign, registering an typical of four.75 targets a match therefore far, with their only genuine wobble coming in final month’s five-three win more than Kosovo.
The front 3 of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho have been especially impressive, scoring 14 of their 19 targets, with pundits suggesting that they are amongst the most potent trios in the planet.
Interestingly, nevertheless, Sterling – who bagged a hat-trick against the Czechs final time out – is of the belief that they have not however reached the level of other planet-class trios.
“I consider that there are a lot of good front threes in the planet,” mentioned Sterling ahead of the game against the Czechs.
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“They’re all players that are nonetheless finding greater, nonetheless finding out, but at the identical time are making as nicely, so it is an thrilling front 3, but you know, we’ve got to do it in significant games, significant tournaments.
“That’s when we’ll be judged if we’re a good front 3 or not.”
The bar has been set higher by Southgate and the 3 Lions boss will no doubt be expecting his players to provide qualification early so that he can get a head get started on laying the foundations ahead of the tournament.