Spain v Czech Republic Betting Tips And Preview Euro 2016

Spain v Czech Republic Betting Tips And Preview Euro 2016

by 7th June 2016

Betting preview on the Spain v Czech Republic match at Euro 2016. Our expert gives his honest assessment of this match and then gives his betting tip and at the best odds available at the bookmakers online.

Match Odds
Spain 4/9 – Draw 16/5Czech Republic 13/2
Betting odds for Group D match between Spain v Czech Republic shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 140.00pm Monday 13th June 2016

Spain v Czech Republic Euro 2016 Group D Preview

European Champions Spain opens their Euro 2016 campaign on Monday with a clash against Czech Republic.

Spain have recorded consecutive victories at European Championships and are big favourites to open this campaign up with a win at odds of 1/ 2 with Paddy Power.

La Roja won nine out of their ten qualification games to top their group, with the only blot on their copybook a defeat by Slovakia in their second game. Following that defeat Vicente Del Bosque’s side recorded eight consecutive victories and eight consecutive clean sheets in the process.

In fact, Spain finished the group by conceding just three goals, while managing to score 23 times, which was not a great tally by their previous high standards.

Czech Republic made it through arguably a difficult qualification group and they are underdogs to record a win against Spain in this one at odds of 8/1 with Bet365.

Czech Republic topped Group A ahead of Iceland and Turkey, as group favourites the Netherlands somehow finished fourth and out of the qualification spots.

The Czech’s won their first games in qualifying, but then struggled to get over the finish line. In fact the Czech’s finished with the worst defensive record of any of the qualifying team, having conceded 14 goals in qualifying. Pavel Vrna’s side will need to improve defensive if they want to make it to the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

Past Meetings

Spain have only faced the Czech Republic on four occasions, coming out on top in three of those games and the other game finishing in a draw.

The two nations first met in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup, when one game was drawn and Spain recorded a 1-0 win in the other game. The two were also drawn together in qualification for Euro 2012.

Spain recorded wins in both, winning 2-1 in the home game and 2-0 in the reverse fixture. In fact in the four meetings the Czech’s have scored just once, a goal scored by current squad member Jaroslav Plasil in that Euro 2012 qualifying defeat.

Team and Selection News

Spain are without injured full-back Dani Carvajal, who has been replaced in the squad by Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. Spain boss Del Bosque decided to omit the likes of Diego Costa, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla from his squad, as well as Valencia forward Paco Alcacer.

The Czech Republic squad contains a few familiar faces to Premier League fans in Arsenal duo Petr Cech and attacking midfielder Tomas Rosicky. The latter failed to make an appearance for the Gunners last season. He may well start this tournament on the substitute’s bench.

Possible Spain team line-up: De Gea, Juanfran, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Fabregas, Silva, Koke, Morata

Possible Czech Republic team line-up: Cech, Kaderabek, Sivok, Kadlec, Gebre Selassie, Plasil, Darida, Dockal, Kolar, Krejci, Necid

Betting Tip
It really is hard to look past the European Champions for victory in this clash, despite La Roja not being at their best during qualification. The Czech’s have not enjoyed great preparation for the finals and I can see Spain comfortable winning this clash.

Recommended Betting Tip for Spain v Czech Republic

Coral Bookmakers

A Spain victory but we look for a bit of value and go Spain/Spain in the half time/full time betting market – Best odds of 13/10 with Coral

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