On September 7, within the framework of the qualifying tournament of the European Football Championship U21, the Czech Republic – Croatia match will take place. For the Croats, today’s meeting is extremely important from a tournament point of view. In case of Victory, they will remain real contenders to enter the main draw of the tournament, in case of defeat, the chances of even getting second place will seriously decrease. The owners, in turn, need to protect themselves from the encroachments of the same Croats, as well as the Greeks, on leadership in the group. Who will achieve the desired result for themselves? Read our forecast.
Czech Republic U21
The Czech Republic is going through the current selection in a brilliant style. The team did not suffer a single defeat in six rounds, scoring four victories. Moreover, it is characteristic that two draw outcomes were recorded in home matches. That is, this suggests that the Czechs could score even more points than they have at the moment, therefore, and have an even greater lead over their competitors.
The home team understands very well that in case of a misfire, the Greeks, who are only one point behind in terms of lost points, can already bypass them at the end of this round. However, this does not mean that the Czechs will go to the match with shaking legs. In November, the teams crossed each other, and then the Czech Republic won with a score of 2: 1. Will the success be repeated today?
Croatia is currently not showing its full potential. Of course, the current third place does not suit absolutely anyone: neither the coaching staff, nor the players. Therefore, now Croatia has no room for error, otherwise the chances of qualifying for the final stage of the tournament will drop to almost zero. Yes, you can even qualify for the Euro from the second place in the group, but for this you need to score a very large number of points.
By and large, everything is in the hands of the “checkers” themselves. If they beat all their direct competitors, and also beat the Czech national team today, the team will not have any problems.
Croatia, along with the Czechs, scored 17 goals in the tackle;
The hosts conceded the least – only two goals in six matches;
The guests defeated their opponent only once. It happened three years ago (5: 1).
11/18/19 Croatia U21 Czech Republic U21 12
03/23/18 Czech Republic U21 Croatia U21 2: 1
10/09/17 Croatia U21 Czech Republic U21 5: 1
There is no doubt that a very exciting duel awaits us. Of course, both one and the other need a victory, but if the match suddenly ends in a draw, then this result will not be a disaster for the Czechs, unlike their counterpart, who only needs three points.
Our forecast is the total match over (2.5) with the odds of 1.72 from the bookmaker 1xBet.