Czech Republic v Germany Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
August 29, 2017
Eden Arena- World Cup qualifier
World champions Germany have conquered all before them of late with a 100% record in their World Cup qualification group and the Confederations Cup and European Under-21 Championships also claimed. The Czech Republic though need a result to stay in contention for Russia 2018.
Starting with a 2-1win for Germany at Wembley in the final of Euro 96, the countries have met seven times, Germany winning four times to the Czechs' two, with one draw. Most recently they met last October with Germany winning their home qualification tie at a canter by 3-0. The Czech’s won the previous meeting by the same scoreline but that was a decade ago in Germany. The last meeting in the Czech Republic finished 2-1 to Germany, also in 2007.
Given the way their back up squad made light of the rest the world had to offer in the Confederations Cup it is evident that even if they miss key men they have enormous strength in depth but they are expected to travel to Prague at full strength.
For the Czech Republic, Karol Jarolim will hope that Petr Cech can be as sharp as he’s already been in the Premier League this season and that at the other end of the pitch his 24 year old striker Michal Krmencik can be equally effective.
Czech Republic v Germany Preview and Predictions
World Champions Germany are 8/15 to maintain their 100% qualifying group record with the Czech Republic 6/1 to capitalise on home advantage with a win. The draw is available at 17/5.
Germany are likely to have far too much attacking power for the hosts. Thomas Muller scored twice in last October’s clash and is 41/10 for the opening goal while a popular bet amongst Liverpool followers could be Emre Can at 9/1.
The hosts main hope for a goal is Michal Krmencik who is worth a punt at 11/1 if the home side are to spring a surprise. Krmencik has four goals in his six internationals, has scored in both Champions League games he has appeared in this season and is in good form having scored for league leaders Viktoria Pizen against Banik Ostrava last weekend.
The Czech Republic might take heart from the fact that of their last three away games, while Germany won 4-1 in Azerbaijan they were held to draws in friendly trips to Denmark and Italy. The Czech’s really need a win to put pressure on second placed Northern Ireland but a point against the World Champions would be a good result for them.
Germany to win 2-0 at 7/1
A 2-0 victory would represent stereotypical efficiency from the well-oiled machine that ensures Low enjoys highs.
The game to finish 1-1 at 15/2
Germany don’t need to win, just to keep heading to the finishing line and a determined home Czech Republic are capable of taking a point.