Scotland vs Czech Republic predictions and tips: Nations League preview and odds

Scotland vs Czech Republic predictions and tips: Nations League preview and odds
Scotland to win is 5/2 Credit: Getty

We have three Scotland vs Czech Republic predictions and tips as we expect the Tartan Army’s impressive form to continue in the Nations League

Scotland will be looking to make it three wins from three during the current international break as they face the Czech Republic in the Nations League full of confidence.

Steve Clarke's side are one game away from qualifying for the European Championships, having beaten Israel on penalties in their play-off semi-final, while they followed that up with a 1-0 Nations League victory over Slovakia on Sunday afternoon.

The Czech Republic have also been in decent form, winning three of their last four games, and Scotland will need to be at their best to secure what would be a fourth consecutive victory.

Scotland vs Czech Republic predictions

Scotland head into Wednesday's battle knowing they can beat the Czech Republic, having done so last month. The Tartan Army recorded a 2-1 win in the Nations League in September, while they also picked up a 1-0 victory in a friendly back in 2016, so we are backing them to come out on top on Wednesday night.

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Scotland vs Czech Republic betting tips

Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.

Momentum with Scotland

Scotland boss Clarke says his men are growing in confidence after their 1-0 success over Slovakia at Hampden Park.

Lyndon Dykes' goal ensured Scotland remain top of Group B2 in the Nations League, while they are now unbeaten in seven matches.

Scotland fans have not been able to celebrate too much in the last few years and their last appearance at a major tournament came back in 1998 but a win over Serbia in the play-off final would see them reach Euro 2020.

The Czech Republic have not won in Scotland since March 1999 and Scotland can prolong their barren run on Thursday.

Tip: Scotland to win @ 5/2 with bet365

Capable Czechs will test Scotland

While we fancy the Czech Republic to end up on the losing side, they are more than capable of causing Scotland problems. Clarke had to reshuffle his squad on Sunday after Liam Cooper picked up an injury and while his side have kept back-to-back clean sheets, they have conceded 17 in their last 11 matches.

The Czech Republic have also found their rhythm in front of goal of late, scoring eight in their last four outings.

They have seven in their last three away games and both teams to score could be the way to go at Hampden Park.

Tip: Both teams to score - yes @ 5/6 with bet365

Dykes is one to watch

Recent injuries have allowed Dykes to move up the pecking order and the Queens Park Rangers man has taken his chance in fine style.

He has found the back of the net in each of Scotland's last two Nations League games and despite the likes of Oliver McBurnie and Lawrence Shankland breathing down his neck, he should be given a chance from the start once again.

With a potential trip to the Euros on the horizon, Dykes will be looking to make another big impression and, at 5/2, it is hard to overlook him to score once again.

Tip: Lyndon Dykes to score at any time @ 5/2 with bet365

Scotland vs Czech Republic odds

Scotland are the 5/2 underdogs for the win with the Czech Republic the 6/5 favourites and the draw 11/5.

Scotland team news

John Fleck is set to miss out after being forced off injured against Slovakia with Ryan Jack likely to be his replacement in a midfield five with John McGinn, Ryan Fraser, Scott McTominay and Callum McGregor. An injury to Liam Cooper means Andy Considine could be in for his second start in a row at centre-back.

Scotland predicted line-up (4-5-1): Marshall; O'Donnell, Considine, Gallagher, Robertson; McTominay; Fraser, McGregor, Jack, McGinn; Dykes.

Czech Republic team news

The Czech Republic have a number of players missing due to having to quarantine, with Antonin Barak, Adam Hlozek, Borek Dockal and Filip Novak all forced to withdraw. Matej Vydra will start up front with Lukas Provod, Valdimir Darida and Lukas Masopust playing just behind. 

Czech Republic predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Vaclik; Kaderabek, Kudela, Hovorka, Boril; Soucek, Kral; Masopust, Darida, Provod; Vydra.

Last five results

Scotland 

11 Oct 20 NL Scotland 1 Slovakia 0 W

9 Oct 20 EC Scotland 0 Israel 0 W*

7 Sep 20 NL Czech Republic 1 Scotland 2 W

4 Sep 20 NL Scotland 1 Israel 1 D

19 Nov 19 EC Scotland 3 Kazakhstan 1 W

Czech Republic 

11 Oct 20 NL Israel 1 Czech Republic 2 W

7 Oct 20 F Cyprus 1 Czech Republic 2 W

7 Sep 20 NL Czech Republic 1 Scotland 2 L

4 Sep 20 NL Slovakia 1 Czech Republic 3 W

17 Nov 19 EC Bulgaria 1 Czech Republic 0 L

Scotland vs Czech Republic: last five meetings

7 Sep 20 NL Czech Republic 1 Scotland 2

24 Mar 16 F Czech Republic 0 Scotland 1

3 Sep 11 EC Scotland 2 Czech Republic 2

8 Oct 10 EC Czech Republic 1 Scotland 0

3 Mar 10 F Scotland 1 Czech Republic 0

NL Nations League EC European Championship F Friendly 

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