Enduring a one-year delay Euro 2020 will be around sooner than you've thought. Betting on significant events in the months prior to them can sometimes offer better value odds. In this article, you will be able to find 3 of our free betting tips that you can instantly make.
England vs. Czech Republic top free betting tips
In the table below, you will be able to easily see our free betting tips together with the odds that they are currently valued at.
- Bet one: England to win at 1.4
- Bet two: Away Team Over 1.5 goals at 1.46
- Bet three: Home Team over 1 goal at 3.04
Note that you should always check carefully before placing a bet, as odds are subject to change at all times.
Match preview: Can the Czechs repeat their previous 2-1 qualifying win?
Oddly enough, the last time that these two sides met during the Euro 2020 qualifications resulted in a win for the underdogs – the Czech Republic. The team led by Jaroslav Šilhavý managed to get their revenge on Gareth Southgate's squad after recording the most significant loss in their history when England beat the Czechs 5-0. Up to date, these two fixtures have been the only matches between the sides, and they will face each other once again in the group stages of the European Championship in around 200 days.
Previous form of the teams
In their most recent campaign runs in the Nations League, the Czech Republic has managed to top its group consisting of Scotland, Israel, and Slovakia. Their record is 4-0-2 with a decent goal difference of +4, and they are being tailed by Scotland in the second place. The Czechs' only two losses both come from the Scottish team. In the qualification's groups for Euro 2020, Šilhavý’s side managed to rank 2nd behind England, and their 2-1 win over the English team has been the only match in which Southgate's squad failed to score four goals or more.
The Three Lions haven't had a problem finding the net against smaller opponents. Their only struggles come to light when they are up against a real threat, for example, Belgium, as we have seen in recent times. England has managed to win their games convincingly, often scoring four goals or more. The 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Czechs was somewhat surprising, but it wasn't an issue for the English squad as this was their only defeat in 8 qualifying matches. However, if the underdogs are to repeat this result in the group stages of Euro 2020, Southgate's situation will suddenly worsen a lot.
The Czech Republic can be considered as their weakest opponent out of Scotland and Croatia, so for England to win this match is a must. Without room for error, with might see the pressure mounting up on the English line-up. Since Southgate has an extensive offensive variety at his disposal, the main focus will be whether the Lions' defensive play is up to par. Simple mistakes in front of the goal line can be devastating in such scenarios, and this will be what the Czechs will be looking to capitalize on. It's important to note that England's defense is also world-class, with some of the most prominent Premier League defenders featuring, so it's not like blunders are a frequent occasion. However, for this fixture, in particular, this may be the deciding factor. It's important also to note that even though the Czech Republic team is considered hosts, the game will be played at the Wembley Stadium, and the away team of England will totally feel at home.
England v Czech Republic odds for Euro 2020
In this section, we focus on the betting picks and tips that can grant you the most value and the best risk to reward ratio. We've focused on the expected favorites' dominance and the high probability of a match full of goals.
England to win
Considered the favorites for this match, the odds of 1.4 still offer quite a lot of room to make profits. This is one of the trendier bet choices, simply because it's a solid pick with little room for error. However, in the world of betting, the underdog should never be underestimated because you can see what happened in the previous fixture – a 2-1 win for the Czechs. This match-up is of much bigger significance, though, and the English squad will be heading into the game thinking of it as a must-win fixture. Because of this, we think that the 1.4 odds are definitely worth it.
Away team over 1.5 goals
A tip based on the previous form of the English team. In the past year, we've seen the Three Lions score five or more goals past Kosovo, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and the Czech Republic itself. The wide array of offensive options available for Southgate include names like Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, and others, and it's easy to see why the squad has no problem of scoring. We see the option of England finding the net at least two times as a perfect pick, especially versus a lesser-equipped side like the Czech Republic. The odds are currently valued at 1.46 and may even drop further with the Euro 2020 coming closer.
Home team over 1 goal
This tip is somewhat different as it focuses on the probable blunders in the English side's defensive play. The value of this pick depends solely on whether the Czechs will be able to find the needed opening in Southgate's defensive line-up, not once but twice. We've already seen that the Czech Republic team is able to go on and score two goals against those opponents, so why not they do it again? At odds of 3.04, the risk to reward ratio is sizable, especially when you keep in mind that your bet will be refunded if the match ends with the Czechs having scored only a single goal. The only way you can lose this bet is if England beats them to 0 or the match finishes in a goalless draw.