Kick-off: 1945, 14/10/2020
Stadium: Hampden Park
TV: Sky Sports
Scotland upset the odds when beating Czech Republic 2-1 in Olomouc last month but the visitors are backed to gain revenge at Hampden Park.
Jaroslav Silhavy had to change his entire line-up for that game due to coronavirus issues but can now call on some quality players for the trip to Glasgow.
With the hosts this time hampered by withdrawals, 5/4 for an away win is our first Scotland vs Czech Republic prediction.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland are setting the pace in Nations League Group B2 with seven points from three matches following a 1-0 home win over Slovakia on Sunday.
Lyndon Dykes netted his second goal in four internationals on 54 minutes to help Steve Clarke’s team extend their unbeaten run to seven games.
That victory came just three days after a tense penalty shoot-out triumph over Israel in the Euro 2020 play-offs, but the Scots seemed to finish full of running.
“We played a long game the other night, but still kept pushing towards the end and had a few more chances,” said Dykes. “As the game went on, we kept getting better.
“When the goal went in, I definitely thought everyone relaxed a bit more and that’s when we started getting a few more chances.
“It was all positive but we are going to focus on the next game to make sure we are still top of the group.”
Scotland have developed a fine team spirit of late, but losing Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson to suspension here is a major blow.
Clarke already had to contend with several other absentees and a busy workload may now take its toll.
Let’s add 35/4 for a 2-1 away win to our Scotland vs Czech Republic betting tips.
A Look At Czech Republic’s Betting Odds
Czech Republic are just a point behind Scotland after beating Slovakia 3-1 away from home and edging out Israel 2-1 on the road in their other fixtures.
Silhavy’s men impressed in patches in Haifa over the weekend, starting each half in a positive manner.
Israel did cause them problems late on and could have snatched a late leveller, but the Locomotive would not be derailed in an entertaining encounter.
Burnley forward Matej Vydra scored his sixth international goal and said: “The first 30 minutes we were the better side, but then they took control of the game.
“We scored the second after the restart, but we were lucky not to concede a late equaliser.”
The current squad may not be up to the standard of some past Czech sides, but West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek, Sevilla keeper Tomas Vaclik and Hertha Berlin playmaker Vladimir Darida help create a strong spine.
Last year’s results included a 2-1 defeat of England in a Euro 2020 qualifier and we feel the overall quality is there to prevail in this match-up.
SCOTLAND 1-0 Slovakia – Lyndon Dykes
Israel 1-2 CZECH REPUBLIC – Joel Abu Hanna (og), Matej Vydra
Head-to-head: Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland, Czech Republic 0-1 Scotland, Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic, Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland
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