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Czech Republic Dangerous Side Under Hasek at Euro 2024

Arguably the surprise package of Euro 2020, where they reached the quarterfinals, the Czech Republic maintained their perfect qualifying record for every Euros since playing as an independent country. The Czechs are tied for ninth overall to win the tournament at +4000 the latest soccer betting odds.

 

Czech Republic Dangerous Side Under Hasek at Euro 2024
Czech players | Michal Cizek / AFP

Czech Republic A Dangerous Team to Bet Against

The Czech Republic will be looking to match their Euro 2020 showing where they reached the quarterfinals before exiting to Denmark. They’ve traditionally done quite well in the tournament, winning it in 1976, losing a final in 1996, coming in third twice (1960, 1980), getting to the semifinal in 2004 and twice reaching the quarterfinals (2012, 2020).

Having said that, they did not have the ideal preparation ahead of the Euros in the summer, though. Manager Jaroslav Silhavy resigned after a string of poor performances that nearly cost them a qualifying spot.

They finished second in their qualifying group and will face Portugal, Turkey and Georgia in Group F at Euro 2024 in Germany.

The October internationals were most likely a turning point for the Czechs. They were beaten 3-0 in Albania and were quite lucky to defeat the Faroe Islands at home.

A draw in Moldova earlier in the campaign meant the Czechs needed to avoid defeat to the Moldavians in their final qualifier to progress to the next round, helped by Poland’s sudden drop-off.

After that underwhelming qualification, Silhavy submitted his resignation and was replaced by Ivan Hasek, who temporarily led the national team in 2009.

Having reached the quarterfinals at Euro 2020, the Czech Republic exceeded expectations with a dependable side.

There’s been quite a lot of change in recent years, though, with Hasek opting to update his Czech Republic Euro 2024 squad with a younger, hungrier bunch of players. They are a tough team to read so if you’re betting online, avoid backing or fading them.

 

 

Patrik Schick to Lead Czech Republic

Best known for his halfway-line goal against Scotland at Euro 2020, Patrik Schick looks set to lead the attacking line again.

Schick was one of the stars of the 2020 tournament, with the forward scoring five of their six goals. He missed out on the Golden Boot to Cristiano Ronaldo, due to the Portugal legend matching his goal tally but also registering an assist.

The Bayer Leverkusen forward, who has scored 18 goals in 37 games for his country, won the Bundesliga title in Germany and will be eager to extend his brilliant run of form.

Schick will lead the charge for the Czechs in the final third. He would have to carry most of the goal-scoring burden up top and will have the support from Leverkusen teammate Adam Hlozek and Pavel Sulc.

West Ham’s Tomas Soucek is the captain and most experienced member of the team as he approaches 70 caps. In fact, Soucek is the only player in the side to have amassed more than 50 caps for the national team, highlighting the shift in values that Hasek has implemented in his side.

Hasek is expected to set his side up in a direct 3-4-1-2 system, which is not focused a lot on positional football and involves transitional play to create good quality chances.

They’ll certainly have a chance of reaching the knockout stages at Euro 2024, with their group arguably more favorable than many others in the tournament. They are third favorites to win Group F priced at +550 according to the latest UEFA Euro lines.

 

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Questions Of The Day

Who will score the most goals for the Czech Republic at the Euro 2024?


Patrik Schick should head into the tournament on a high having been part of Leverkusen’s stunning season, contributing 13 goals in 33 matches in their double winning campaign.

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