The first three days of the 2020 European Championship have been action-packed, to say the least, and now consideration turns to Monday when followers can be handled to 3 wonderful matches, together with Scotland’s return to the primary stage after 23 years away. Here’s what you’ve acquired to stay up for.
Scotland v Czech Republic (14:00)
Scotland plays a match in a serious event for the primary time because of the 1998 World Cup, kicking off the Euro 2020 motion on Monday once they come up towards the Czech Republic in Glasgow. Steve Clarke’s males may not be as fancied as Group D rivals England and Croatia, however with the third spot probably being sufficient to advance to the spherical of 16, the Tartan Army can be eyeing up a significant three factors at Hampden Park.
A 2-2 draw with the Netherlands in a pleasant initially of the month confirmed how harmful Scotland may very well be on this event and a win against the Czech Republic would arrange a tantalizing showdown with England at Wembley on Friday. This match seems fairly evenly balanced with the Scots at 19/10 to triumph and the visits at 7/4 with Betfred, although write off Scotland at your personal peril.
Poland v Slovakia (17:00)
Poland have recorded only one win because the flip of the 12 months, towards Andorra, and can be determined to kick off their Euro 2020 marketing campaign with a vital three factors towards Slovakia on the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg. All eyes can be on supervisor Paulo Sousa, who finds himself under stress after changing Jerzy Brzeczek to the helm of the Poland nationwide facet in January. But he does have a footballing super-weapon at his disposal within the form of Robert Lewandowski, one of many deadliest goalscorers on the continent.
Slovakia, who carried out admirably in 2016 to succeed in the final 16, can be assured they will repeat the feat once more this time round however avoiding defeat of their opener can be an absolute should. Like their opponents, Stefan Tarkovic’s males enter this event in an underwhelming type, successful in two of their final 13 inside 90 minutes. Poland is odds-on favorites at 5/6 however given their lackluster type, for the time being, some may very well be tempted by Slovakia at 4/1 with Betfred.
Spain v Sweden (20:00)
The Spaniards have gained this event 3 times and whereas there are just a few groups forward of them within the working to win this one outright, solely an idiot would rule them out to make it European Championship quantity 4 this summer time. It’s been a fairly limp few years for Spain since back-to-back glory within the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, exiting the 2014 World Cup within the group stage, and reaching solely the spherical of 16 in Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, so they are going to be seeking to make their mark in Group E instantly.
Sweden, who’ve been eradicated on the group stage of their final three main tournaments, can be seeking to emulate their Euro 2004 facet which broke into the quarter-finals and, having gained their final 5 matches going into this one, they are going to be stuffed with confidence to upset the apple cart in robust a bunch.