England hit the road for the Euro 2020 qualification match as they face the Czech Republic at Sinobo Stadium, looking to maintain their 100% record in the group.
Gareth Southgate’s men are currently leading the table having won all four games prior to their next assignment against the Czechs. Not only that, the English team is averaging almost five goals per game.
The Czech Republic, meanwhile, are 2nd on the table, three points behind the Three Lions. But the table could change by the end of this round if the Czech fails to collect all three points in their next game if Kosovo beat Montenegro in their match.
The European Qualifiers match will be played between the Czech Republic and England at Sinobo Stadium, in Prague-Vršovice, Czech Republic. The ground has a capacity of 19,984.
The game will start at 12:15 AM (IST), on Saturday, October 12.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Czech Republic – L L W W L W
England – W W L W W W
Czech Republic Team News:
Filip Novak, David Pavelka and David Hovorka all pulled out from the Czech republic’s preliminary squad, and are unavailable for selection.
While defender Pavel Kaderabek, despite being included in Jaroslav Silhavy’s squad, remains a doubt for the game.
In addition, defender Marek Suchy, who plies trade with Augsburg in Bundesliga, has been ruled out from this game.
Insight: Eight players in the squad play for Slavia Praha, but not all of them are regular in the national team.
Czech Republic squad:
Czech Republic Probable XI:
Tomáš Vaclík (GK), Vladimír Coufal, Jakub Brabec, Ondřej Čelůstka, Jan Bořil, Tomáš Souček, Alex Kral, Jakub Jankto, Vladimír Darida, Lukáš Masopust, Patrik Schick
England Team News:
James Maddison has withdrawn from England’s squad due to an illness. The former Norwich City playmaker has been in superb form this season, scoring goals against Tottenham and Liverpool. Aston Villa goalkeeper remains out due to injury as well.
John Stones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are not available due to injury, while Kyle Walker and Liverpool midfielder Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain both have been overlooked by Gareth Southgate.
England Probable XI:
Pickford (GK), Trippier, Maguire, Mings, Chilwell, Henderson, Rice, Mount, Sancho, Kante, Sterling
Likely to score:
Patrik Schick: The former AS Roma forward is plying his trade with RB Leipzig in Bundesliga. The 23-year-old is a clever player with his off the ball movement, in particular, hard to be tracked.
Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur star may be enduring a tough season with Tottenham Hotspur, but the 26-year-old a top striker, who knows where the goal is.
Raheem Sterling: One of the most in-form players in Europe at the moment. His frightening pace and trickery on the ball can put any defender off.
Jakub Jankto: The Sampdoria playmaker will be a threat to the English team. The 23-year-old is not only a good passer but can get a goal for himself.
ENG vs CZR Dream11 potential winner:
England should at least get a draw here.