Our match prediction:
Czech Republic kicked off their preparations for Euro 2016 in style, with the team crushing Serbia 4-1 in front of home fans, but Poland proved to be a big catch for the Czechs in their last warm-up game. Pavel Vrba’s men aim to return to winning ways and they are definitely capable of beating Scotland in Thursday’s football game. Unlike Czech Republic, the Scotts failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship finals, but Gordon Strachan’s charges have big ambitions for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Scotland demolished Gibraltar 6-0 in their final group game in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but we predict that Thursday’s match against Czech Republic will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors, who are not regarded as good travelers. When the two sides met in Prague six years ago the Czechs emerge triumphant (1-0) and we believe that history is going to repeat itself.
Highligted Player (Cech):
Petr Cech is a veteran goalkeeper who plays for Premier League side Arsenal. The experienced goalkeeper used to play for Arsenal’s fierce rivals Chelsea in the past and many people were shocked when he signed a four-year contract with the Emirates Stadium outfit on 29 June, 2015. Petr Cech was always struggling with injuries, but one definitely marked his career. During the clash between Reading and Chelsea the Czech goalkeeper collided with Stephen Hunt and, as a result, he suffered a skull fracture. This is the reason he has been forced to wear a protective headgear ever since. Petr Cech won four Premier League trophies with Chelsea, while lifting four FA Cup titles. However, in 2012 Cech won the Champions League trophy with the Blues and that is considered the highlight of his career. Petr is married to Martina Dolejsova (now Cechova) and they have a son Darmian and a daughter Adela.