England vs Czech Republic predictions, betting tips and match preview for the opening Euro 2020 qualifier between Group A’s two best sides. Gareth Southgate’s men should be full of confidence after their World Cup heroics were followed up with Nations League success.
Yes I know – tipping up Harry Kane here is neither ambitious nor groundbreaking. But as the old adage goes, I’d rather have a shorter priced winner than a long odds loser. The fact remains that Kane is an absolute shoo-in for the number 9 shirt these days – for both club and country – and that’s because of his ability to stick the ball in the onion bag. The Spurs striker racked up another personal accolade at the World Cup when he was awarded the Golden Boot, which was no mean feat given the exceptionally high standard of striker participating in the competition.
Kane averages more than a goal every other game in an England shirt, as indeed he does for Tottenham, so anything close to a proportionate price on him scoring anytime is surely more than reasonable for our betting tips on this match? You can get 4/5 on him notching at some stage against the Czech Republic, which is as good an odds-on punt as you’ll see all week.
In years gone by, those who follow the national team would have scanned the fixture list and marked this one down as a potentially dull encounter against an uninspiring side likely to yield an insipid performance. But that’s not really the England way any more – at least not since Southgate’s arrival. The former U21 manager has injected an incredible confidence among his young squad and given them a license to play exciting, attacking football. Sure, results have been mixed – although on the whole, good – which has at least meant you’re likely to be entertained. How often has that been the case with previous England teams? I’m expecting a professional and ultimately victorious showing here, with a 2-0 scoreline jumping out at me to round off the night’s England vs Czech Republic betting tips.
There won’t be many England fans heading to Wembley on Friday expecting to see anything other than a resounding England victory. This Three Lions side have a completely different aura about them to teams of past generations, even though there’s little doubt that previous eras may have possessed more individually gifted players. In any case, England will have nothing to fear here and should be extremely confident of racking up three points in their quest for as swift a qualification as possible. A lot has been said about England’s ability to start games on the front foot and this was notably evident in the historic 3-2 win against Spain last year.
I can see Southgate’s men inflicting some more quickfire damage ahead of the weekend and expect them to have their noses in front before the interval. For that reason, I’m very interested in the half-time/full-time market, with England/England looking very appealing for the main England vs Czech Republic prediction at just shy of even money.
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