Croatia will face the Czech Republic on Friday in Group D at Hampden Park and will be looking to bounce back from their first Euro 2020 defeat to England. On the other hand, Jaroslav Silhavy’s team has rapidly gone to the top of the group after cruising to a 2-0 victory over Scotland in their first match. Here is everything you need to know about Croatia vs Czech Republic prediction and lineup for Euro 2020 Group D match.
Croatia lineup: Livakovic; Vrsaljko, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol; Modric, Kovacic; Brekalo, Vlasic, Perisic; Petkovic
Bruno Petkovic is a possible line leader for Croatia, whose offense against England was toothless, and that needs to alter immediately. Bruno Petkovic is a possible line leader.
In the match against England Mateo Kovacic was perhaps Croatia’s finest midfielder, though Nikola Vlasic generally replaces him.
Due to injury, Borna Barisic was unable to start against England, but he is expected to be available here.
Czech Republic lineup: Vaclik; Coufal, Kalas, Celustka, Boril; Soucek, Kral; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
Patrik Schick was the hero of the show, scoring a fantastic brace that included a candidate for goal of the tournament to secure three points.
The Czech Republic sees no need to change after a flawless start to their campaign.
Croatia was particularly unimpressive on the offensive side although they lost 1-0 to England in their Euro 2020 opening.
The Czech Republic upset Scotland on Monday night’s football match with a 2-0 victory on their home turf. Few expected them to finish in the top two in Group D, but they may surprise everyone.
Scotland had their moments against the Czech Republic, and while we believe the momentum is with Silhavy’s team, we believe Croatia will do enough to get a draw – a result that would be far more favorable to the Czechs.
Our Prediction: Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic