Czech Republic vs Wales – Sport Grill


The Czech Republic host Wales at Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic, in a massive Group E showdown in the fight for second place in the group.

The victory will see the Czech Republic remain in second place and close to sealing the spot in Group E in the World Cup qualifying tie, while Wales can overtake their hosts in second place with a victory.

Team news

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The Czech Republic has no further injury concerns to report with a full squad in contention for the national team, despite West Ham’s Vladimir Coufal retiring before the team reunited due to a groin injury.

Wales will be left without Ben Davies and David Brooks after the pair withdrew from the starting squad due to illness.

Rhys Norrington-Davies and Tom Lockyer retired with unspecified injuries and have been replaced by Will Vaulks and Ben Cabango respectively.

Gareth Bale is also missing with a hamstring injury.

Stats attack

  • The Czech Republic lost their only qualifying tie prior to the World Cup against Wales (L1), losing 1-0 at Cardiff in March.
  • Wales have lost their only previous visit to the Czech Republic in all competitions, losing 2-1 in September 2006 in qualifying for Euro 2008.
  • The Czech Republic are undefeated in their last five competitive home matches (W3, D2), keeping a clean sheet in all three wins.
  • Wales are undefeated in four of their last five competitive matches outside of Euro 2020 (W3, D1, L1).
  • Wales have won one of the previous two away matches refereed by Deniz Aytekin in all competitions (G1, G1), defeating Azerbaijan 2-0 in November after losing in Denmark in September 2018 by the same result.

Prediction

The Czech Republic enters this qualifier after a difficult September in which they were shattered in Belgium, before stuttering and drawing 1-1 at home to Ukraine, so they will need a great performance here if they want to put their game realistically. -Out of hopes in your own hands.

Meanwhile, Wales have work to do if they want to capitalize on their surprise goalless draw at home to Estonia last month, because they were dominant but lacked a final product that they cannot afford to be missing here, especially without Bale to bring creativity to the game. front.

In that regard, I can foresee a tight competition here between two solid teams who will be eager to avoid losing this game, but if Wales can find that breakthrough I would imagine they will just beat this, otherwise a draw could be a decent bet. .

Prediction: Czech Republic 1-1 Wales

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