Czech Republic v Poland – Betting Preview
Czech Republic Summary
The Czech Republic will aim to open this qualifying stage with a win against their neighbours Poland.
Having failed to reach the World cup finals in Qatar, there is extra motivation and pressure on the Czech Republic to progress to 2024 and the European Championships.
The hosts have won three of the last four encounters against Poland which gives them a boost here.
The Czech’s form is not great, they have only won one of their last seven games, losing five in that run.
They will rely on key men like the experienced Tomás Souček, out of form with his club but is seen as crucial for his country.
Poland comes into qualifying on the back of a reasonable World Cup tournament in the winter.
They beat the Saudi Arabian team and then a draw with Mexico saw them squeeze through. This despite losing to Argentina in the final group match.
They fell at the last 16 stage in Qatar, getting knocked out comprehensively by eventual runners-up France.
Poland starts this campaign with a new manager in Fernando Santos. To have him at the helm is something of a scoop for the country and so morale and confidence are high.
This is a manager respected around the globe and led Portugal to victory in Euro 2016, as well as a more recent 2018/19 UEFA Nations League triumph.
Their star man is Lewandowski who is in sharp form for Barcelona, leading in most goal related stats as shown below. This as well as being La Liga’s top scorer right now, Poland will hope this form carries into country level.
Looking at the 1×2 market first, which struggles to separate these two nations. Czech is @ 2.30 to get the points.
Poland is @ 2.90 to win and the draw is 3.15.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. The host the Czech Republic gives away a small -0.25 start @ 2.00. Poland +0.25 meanwhile is @ 1.80.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.25.
Six of the Czech Republic’s last seven European qualifiers have produced exactly three goals, in which time they won five and drew two. The over is @ 1.84 and the Under is @ 1.91.