Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Stadium Fadil Vokrri will host Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier between Kosovo and Czech Republic. The hosts have been producing fine performances in both UEFA Nations League and Euro 2020 qualifiers and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Czech Republic in Pristina. Bernard Challandes’ troops proved their worth in a 3-2 win over Bulgaria and they are definitely capable of holding Czech Republic to a draw in front of home fans.
A man to watch in the home team will be Fenerbahce attacker Vedat Muriqi as Werder Bremen ace Milot is sidelined with injury. The Czechs, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heavy 5-0 loss to England, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Bulgaria and Montenegro. The visitors regained a much-needed confidence, but seeing that Bernard Challandes’ team are tough to beat at home, there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Milot Rashica):
Milot Rashica is a Kosovo Albanian player who was born on June 28, 1996 in Vucitrn, FR Yugoslavia. Rashica is a product of FC Vushtrria football academy and he continued playing for the Ferki Aliu Stadium outfit at senior level.
Milot Rashica is a winger, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is right. Nowadays, the Albanian footballer plays for Vitesse in Dutch Eredivisie and he has established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Milot Rashica made his Vitesse debut on July 30, 2015, coming as a substitute for Serbia international Uros Djurdjevic in a 3-0 defeat to Southampton in the Europa League qualifiers. Speaking of his Eredivisie debut, Rashica played his first match for Vitesse in the Dutch elite division on August 9, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Willem II. The Vitesse footballer has six caps for Albania U21 team, but he represents Kosovo at senior level.
Highlighted Team (Czech Republic):
Czech Republic national team is the natural successor of the Czechoslovakia side that dominated world football during the 20th century, winning one European Championship trophy and coming second at 1934 and 1962 World Cups. After the separation of the country in 1992, Czech Republic continued the proud tradition by qualifying for each of the next six European Championship finals, losing to Germany in the final of the 1996 tournament.
The Czechs also reached the last eight at the 2012 finals, but their World Cup record of late is pretty disappointing. Since separating from Slovakia, Czech Republic only qualified for one of five World Cup finals. The 1996 generation, featuring players like Pavel Nedved, Karel Poborsky and Patrik Berger, will forever remained etched in the fans’ memory, while the likes of Milan Baros, Jan Koller, Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky are some of the other notable footballers.
Highly rated goalkeeper Petr Cech is the team’s most capped player, whereas towering forward Jan Koller tops the goalscoring charts with 55 strikes in 91 games.