On Tuesday night, the Czech Republic and England will faceoff at Wembley and they will compete for the right to qualify from Group D as group champions. With the Three Lions failing to beat Scotland and the Czech Republic holding Croatia to a 1-1 draw, both teams earned a point in their most recent meetings. Here is all you need to know about Czech Republic vs England football match tonight.
Czech Republic lineup: Vaclik; Coufal, Kalas, Celustka, Boril; Soucek, Kral; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
The Czech Republic has a very settled team but would miss Tomas Soucek from West Ham. This is where Alex Kral or Tomas Holes will begin.
England lineup: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Sancho, Mount, Grealish; Kane
Gareth Southgate will almost certainly make changes for their last group encounter after a dreadful 0-0 draw with Scotland on Friday night.
As Phil Foden is facing a one-match suspension, England fans may finally get their demand for Jack Grealish to start.
Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire recovered from injury and are now considered for starting XI.
Southgate may consider against the Czech Republic if he intends to use a back three against superior teams in the knockout round.
Despite the fact that Harry Kane has looked sluggish in England’s first two matches, Southgate is unlikely to sit his captain.
Kyle Walker, Ben Chilwell, and Kieran Trippier are all vying for a place in the starting lineup.
As England and Czech Republic move to the last game both are tied on four points. If the match ended in a draw both teams would advance, with the Czech Republic taking first place and England taking second.
England struggled against Scotland following a strong start against Croatia. Gareth Southgate can’t afford another poor performance here, or else the atmosphere will turn against him.
The Czech Republic snatched a point from Scotland, then drew with Croatia and later beat England in Euro 2020 qualification. Given the results, the team had an outstanding start to Euro 2020 and have nothing to fear on Tuesday.
Southgate is under pressure once again to name a starting XI capable of boosting the nation’s morale with a free-flowing attacking display, and with some fringe names in the final third hoping for a chance to shine, we remain confident that England can win by a narrow margin and progress as group winners.
Our Prediction: Czech Republic 1-2 England