Croatia vs Czech Republic UEFA EURO LIVE Football Score 18 June 2021
These sides experienced different fates on Matchday 1, with Croatia narrowly beaten by England in London and the Czech Republic striding past Scotland to sit top of the section. The Czechs, and two-goal hero Patrik Schick in particular, will be happy to return to Hampden Park, the scene of their opening victory, knowing a second Glasgow win would ensure a round of 16 spot. However, Croatia are unbeaten in three previous meetings (W1 D2) and will be aiming to keep it that way.
This is the moment of truth for Croatia. The loss against England was not fatal for Croatia, but it’s obvious that coach Zlatko Dalić will need to make changes. The experiment with Ante Rebić as a lone striker and Andrej Kramarić on the right wing did not work, so Rebić will probably revert to the flank and Dalić will pick between Bruno Petković and Kramarić as the central spearhead.
Croatia looking for first Euro 2020 points as they take on the Czech Republic at Hampden Park; Sweden will be looking to follow up a hard-fought draw with Spain when they host Group E leaders Slovakia, who shocked Poland in their opening game
Croatia will be out to produce a response following a 1-0 defeat by England at Wembley in their opening Euro 2020 Group D match, while the Czechs could secure a place in the knockout stage with victory after beating Scotland on Monday.
“Croatia have players who like playing the ball, combine and build up attacks from the back. If they have their good day, they will be very tough opponents for us,” Silhavy said. “I still consider them among two favourites of our group and we are the third ones behind.
“Croatia were runners-up in the World Cup with top-quality individuals from big clubs. If we want to succeed, we need another excellent team performance with some extra bits. This is the only way to win.”