Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Wembley Stadium will host Group D derby between Czech Republic and England. The Three Lions aim to climb to top position in the standings, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s clash. England failed to impress in a goalless draw with Scotland, and, as a result, Gareth Southgate should opt to make changes to the starting XI. Both Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford are pushing for a start, with Harry Maguire likely to play some part after overcoming his injury.
The Czechs, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Croatia. The Group D leaders would be happy with one point from the decider, but preventing England from scoring at Wembley Stadium is easier said than done. A man to watch in Jaroslav Silhavy’s team will be Patrik Schick, who has already netted three goals at the 2020 European Championship finals.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Vaclik):
Tomas Vaclik is the Czech Republic international goalkeeper who has been with FC Basel since 2014. Having begun his professional career in Vitkovice, the 27-year-old shot stopper also played for Viktoria Zizkov and Sparta Prague before he moved to Switzerland.
At the beginning of his career Tomas Vaclik draw plenty of attention from all across Europe and has even signed a deal with Dutch side De Graafschap in 2011, which was later rescinded after Vaclik failed his medical and was forced to return to Prague.
During two seasons with the Swiss giants FC Basel, Tomas Vaclik has managed to establish himself as a first-choice goalkeeper averaging 31 appearances per season. He played a massive role in his team’s back-to-back title challenges and has gone to extend his contract with Basel as a reward, a contract that will keep him with the Swiss club until 2021.
Highlighted Team (England):
One of two oldest national football teams besides Scotland, England have been playing international matches since 1872, but the World Cup title won on home soil in 1966 remain their only major trophy up to date. The Three Lions narrowly missed out on the 1990 World Cup final, losing to Germany on penalties, while they were stopped in quarter-finals on no fewer than five occasions.
England twice reached the European Championship semi-finals, in 1968 and 1996, but they have been pretty disappointing at the start of the 21st century, despite boasting arguably the strongest league competition in the world. Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore were among players who secured the first major international title, whereas Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all played an important role during the modern age.
Peter Shilton is the record holder with 125 caps for the national team, while Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer in the England national team.