England and Czech Republic will clash in a mouth-watering UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley on Friday. The teams are placed in Group A with Bulgaria, Kosovo and Montenegro, and will be playing their first game in a bid to cement automatic qualification to next year's mega event.
England, who are the home side Friday, will enter the contest as firm favourite after having an outstanding 2018. The Three Lions not only managed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final, but also cemented their place in the last-four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. Gareth Southgate's men have just faced one defeat in their last six matches, winning four over that span. However, the team suffered a massive blow ahead of the match, as young Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was ruled out due to injury.
On the other hand, Czech Republic's form of late does not make pretty reading, as the team suffered three defeats and won three matches out of the last six. Therefore, manager Jaroslav Silhavy will have to find a way to make sure his team will fire on all cylinders if they are to produce a positive result.
Both teams have only competed once before – in a friendly back in 2008 – which ended with a 2-2 draw.