Scotland v Czech Republic – Stats and Preview : Can Scotland start with a win in their first Euros since 1996?

Scotland V Czech Republic Euro 2020 Preview

Match: Scotland v Czech Republic

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 14/6/21

Kick-off time: 2pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

14/10/20 Scotland 1 – 0 Czech Republic

07/09/20 Czech Republic 1 – 2 Scotland

24/03/16 Czech Republic 0 – 1 Scotland

03/09/11 Scotland 2 – 2 Czech Republic

08/10/10 Czech Republic 1 – 0 Scotland

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 94%
Over 2.5 goals 94%
Over 3.5 goals 52%
BTTS - Yes 11%

Scotland team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 90%

Czech Republic team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 88%
Over 2.5 goals 88%

Corner betting stats

Scotland corner stats

Average corners for: 6

Average corners against: 7.13

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 54%
Over 10.5 corners 48%
Over 11.5 corners 28%

Czech Republic corner stats

Average corners for: 7.13

Average corners against: 6

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 67%
Over 10.5 corners 52%
Over 11.5 corners 17%

Card betting stats

Scotland Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.67

Yellows against: 2.00

Top cards:

S McTominay – 4

D Gallagher – 2

J McGinn – 2

C McGregor – 2

Czech Republic Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2.00

Yellows against: 1.67

Top cards:

J Jankto – 3

P Kaderabek – 2

P Shick – 2

T Soucek – 2

Injuries

Scotland injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: R Fraser and C Adams

Suspended: None

Czech Republic injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Scotland v Czech Republic Match Preview & Trends

Scotland Seek To Take Advantage Of Home Scheduling

Scotland boss Steve Clarke will be all too aware of the importance of the two group games at Hampden Park in front of a home crowd. The first of which sees the Tartan Army take on The Czech Republic in Glasgow with both teams desperate to start the tournament well before facing Group D big guns, Croatia and England respectively. Scotland are aiming to progress from the group stages into the knockout competition for the first time having been eliminated straight away in both 1992 and 1996 which are the only other times they have played in the finals. 

After the drama and the penalty heroics of the play-offs that saw Scotland overcome both Israel and Serbia via spot-kicks, the Scottish supporters will be hoping for a more straightforward set of results that will put fewer greys on their heads. During their long and arduous qualification, Scotland conceded more goals than they scored and were heavily reliant on goals from midfield, in particular Aston Villa’s John McGinn.

The Czech’s will be aiming to build on their rich history in the European Championships with another successful tournament. The 1976 winners and 1996 runners-up have also finished 3rd on two separate occasions and made the semi-finals again in 2004. Having qualified through England’s group, they are paired with the Three Lions again in Group D and will be keen to avenge the two qualification defeats they suffered at the hands of Southgate’s side. Two massive games at Hampden Park before a trip to Wembley is a daunting task for the Czech’s who did not prove prolific in qualifying.

Key trends

The Czech Republic ranked lowest amongst the finalists for average shots on target (24.43%)

Scotland won both playoff games on penalties to qualify for the finals.

With only 32 shots on target in qualifying, The Czech Republic had the lowest of the 24 finalists.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X