Croatia vs Czech Republic: Predicted Line-Ups and Team News

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The Czech Republic takes on Croatia today in an important Euro 2020 encounter that could be decisive for both nations.

Croatia lost their opening match to England at Wembley and their fans will be looking for Luka Modric and co to produce more against the Czechs in game two.

The Czech Republic impressed against Scotland, however, with Patrik Schick’s spectacular double one of the outstanding individual performances of the tournament so far.

However, there are some defensive questions surrounding the Czech Republic. Its center-back duo of Tomáš Kalas (Bristol City) and Ondřej Čelůstka (Sparta Prague) is extremely underwhelming and fortunate to not concede against Scotland.

Croatia will be on the brink of elimination should they suffer another loss, while the Czechs can start planning for the knockout stages with a win.

Here is everything you need to know about the game.

When is the match?

Croatia vs the Czech Republic kicks off at 4 pm, hosted at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

What is the team news?

The likes of Josip Brekalo and Nikola Vlasic will be pushing to start after impressing off the bench against England, whilst Dejan Lovren is in line to return after missing that defeat through injury.

After a strong performance against Scotland, Silhavy may opt to stick with the same XI for this clash.

Predicted line-ups

Croatia XI: Livaković; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modrić, Kovačić; Rebić, Vlašić, Perišić; Petković

Czech Republic XI: Vaclík; Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Bořil; Král, Souček; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick

Our Prediction

Not an easy one to call. Croatia didn’t create much against England but can expect to have more of the ball here. However, Patrik Schick will take some containing. Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic.

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