Czech Republic vs Malta prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/06/2024

czech republic vs malta predictions
The Czechs are gearing up for their Euros opener against Portugal – Photo by Icon Sport

The Czech Republic continue their preparations for Euro 2024 with an international friendly against Malta on Friday. Our Czech Republic vs Malta prediction considers whether it’ll be a win for the Czechs in a game that will be played in Austria’s Untersberg-Arena.

Czech Republic vs Malta prediction: Hasek’s men to triumph without conceding

Key stats

  • Our Czech Republic vs Malta betting tips take into account the good form of Ivan Hasek’s side who have lost just one of their last 12 games.
  • The Czechs have won three games over that period by exactly three goal margins.
  • Malta have failed to score in 58% of their internationals since the start of last year.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Czechs expected to claim comfortable victory

  • CZECH REPUBLIC: 1/7 (1.14) – 87.5%
  • DRAW: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%
  • MALTA: 16/1 (17.00) – 5.9%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

There is only one side likely to win this according to the Czech Republic vs Malta odds with an implied probability of 87.5% that this goes the way of the Czechs.

It’s three straight international wins for the Czech Republic. They claimed 2-1 friendly victories over Norway and Armenia in March, coming from behind on each occasion.

Malta meanwhile recorded draws in their two March friendlies. They played out a goalless game against Belarus having previously held Slovenia to a 2-2 draw.

For more of the latest picks, today’s football betting tips will guide you around the best bets from this week’s international action.

Last five H2Hs: Czech dominance

Our Czech Republic vs Malta prediction is backed up by recent history with the last meeting producing a 6-0 Czech win in a 2016 friendly. Malta also suffered 3-1 and 4-1 defeats against this opposition during World Cup 2014 qualifying.

International Match 27/05/16

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

6
Malta

Malta

0

Czech Republic preview: Opportunities to impress ahead of Euros

A mixture of regulars and fringe players are likely to start for the Czechs who should have all of their key men available. Bayer Leverkusen duo Patrik Schick and Adam Hlozek could both feature in attack.

Predicted Lineup: Stanek (GK), Holes, Hranac, Krejci, Coufal, Soucek, Cerv, Jurasek, Barak, Schick & Hlozek

Euro 2024 18/06/24

L

Portugal

Portugal

2

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1

International Match 10/06/24

W

North Macedonia

North Macedonia

1

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

2

International Match 07/06/24

W

Malta

Malta

1

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

7

International Match 26/03/24

W

Armenia

Armenia

1

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

2

International Match 22/03/24

W

Norway

Norway

1

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

2

Malta preview: Teuma still missing

Experienced midfielder Teddy Teuma is still missing for Malta after he withdrew injured from the squad for the March internationals. Kyrian Nwoko is the top scorer in the Maltese squad with four international goals.

Predicted Lineup: Bonello (GK), Muscat, S. Borg, Pepe, J. Borg, Guillaumier, Yankam, Pisani J. Mbong, P. Mbong, Nwoko

International Match 11/06/24

L

Greece

Greece

2

Malta

Malta

0

International Match 07/06/24

L

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

7

Malta

Malta

1

International Match 26/03/24

D

Belarus

Belarus

0

Malta

Malta

0

International Match 21/03/24

D

Slovenia

Slovenia

2

Malta

Malta

2

Euro 2024 Qualifying 17/11/23

L

England

England

2

Malta

Malta

0

Player to watch – Patrik Schick

One of the standout performers at Euro 2020, Czech striker Patrik Schick is hungry to make an impression on the European stage again this summer. He was part of an all conquering Bayer Leverkusen side this term, scoring 13 in all competitions.

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Patrik Schick scored five at Euro 2020 – Photo by Icon Sport

Schick aiming to get back to his best

After finishing as the joint top scorer with five goals at Euro 2020, Schick struggled to replicate his form and has only featured four times for his country since the end of 2021, scoring just once. He has shown signs of life this term in Germany though, averaging 2.0 shots per game in both the Bundesliga and Europa League.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.