We’ve collected the best Scotland v Czech Republic betting tips right here ahead of the Euro 2021 match-up. Our free predictions are highlighted below.
Scotland vs. Czech Republic top free betting tips
In the table below, you will find our proposed picks done following careful analysis of both teams. If you want to read a breakdown of these tips, don't click away as it's all in a single place. Check out our preview and predictions.
- Under 2.5 goals at 1.61
- Home team Under 1 goal at 1.81
- Match Outcome – Draw at 3.26
We advise you to always carefully check before placing bets, as the odds are subject to constant change!
Match preview: Arguably Group D's most competitive match
The most recent match-ups between both sides have been in the UEFA Nations League in September and October of 2020. Both fixtures resulted in a minimal win for the Scottish side, which definitely provides them with a decent confidence boost going into this game. Scotland and the Czech Republic often find themselves in low-scoring games, with Scotland covering the under 2.5 goals bet for the team in 8 out of their last 10 matches, and the Czech Republic doing so too in 8 of their previous 9 games. Statistic-wise, both teams are quite similar and have the same characteristics, which leads us to believe that in their next match against each other, they won stray away from the most usual outcomes which they produce. Our intuition suggests that this will be a match lacking many goals, with the most likely scores being 1-0 in both directions or a 1-1 draw.
Scotland recent form
Scotland's last 5 matches have resulted in 2 losses, and 3 wins, one of them being exactly vs. the Czech Republic. Despite the three triumphs, the total goals scored tally of the team is 3, and there hasn't been a single occasion in which Scotland scored more than a single goal. Funnily enough, the last time they did it was precisely vs. the Czech team, seven matches ago.
Scotland found themselves hanging on the ropes to qualify for the European Championship in a match against Serbia. After leading the Serbs 1-0 during the majority of the second half, Steve Clark's side conceded a goal in stoppage time, which saw the game go into additional extended time. During the added 30 minutes of playtime, neither of the teams managed to find the net, and it was Scotland that was able to triumph in the penalty shoot-out. The scenario was quite similar in their previous qualifying game against Israel, which ended up being a goalless draw. Once again, the Scottish squad managed to move on thanks to the penalties. Overall, Clark's team has been able to tackle lower-tier sides but fails when it's put to the test, and we know that the Czech Republic can indeed pose a threat to Scotland.
Czech Republic recent form
The Czech Republic National team's last 5 games results are identical to that of Scotland – 3 wins and 2 losses, and of course, one of their defeats has been to the hands of the Scottish team, as we previously stated. Their other loss was in a friendly match-up against Germany, in which the Czech team put up a tremendous fight. They only conceded a single goal but could not find one on their behalf to draw the score. However, their 15 attempts look rather promising compared to the 16 that Joachim Löw's squad had.
Scotland and the Czech Republic last met themselves in the UEFA Nations League, as they are in the same group. The Czech team is the one on top of the group with a record of 4-0-2 and a positive goal difference of 4. Their only two defeats have been dealt by Scotland, whose record is 3-1-2. If we remove these two matches from the equation, the Czech Republic's stats change to 4-0-0 compared to the 1-1-2 of Scotland. This would suggest that the Czech side is generally better equipped.
Our predictions explained
Make sure to take advantage of the odds while they are still on steroids. They will keep falling or changing each day that we get close to the European Championship, so if you are looking for the maximum value, now is the time.
Under 2.5 goals
As we previously mentioned in both sides' matches, the goals aren't that common, which makes this particular pick extremely suitable. Scotland hasn't had a single game in their last 5 that has ended with more than two goals, while the Czech squad has had only a single game with 3 or more goals. We believe that both teams will start off this match-up pretty defensively with a slow pace. However, we all know that sometimes two negatives result in a positive, so proceed at your own risk.
Home team under 1 goal
The charm of this tip is that it's quite hard to lose. Out of all of Scotland's 2020 matches, they've only managed to score more than one goal once. It doesn't really help that it was against the Czech Republic, but we believe that this wouldn't repeat. Furthermore, if Clark's team is to score a single goal, your bet still doesn't lose but is instead refunded. At odds of 1.81, we believe that this pick is a steal.
Match Outcome – Draw
If you are a fan of betting on the juicy odds that the draws offer, this match might be by your taste. We aren't saying that the Draw is the most possible outcome of the game, as it honestly can go tri-way – 1X2. However, we believe that hitting a winning bet on a draw has higher chances on this particular match-up, as both sides are pretty equal in terms of results.