Czech Republic vs England Betting Tips: Sterling good value to fire past Silhavy's side
January 4, 2022
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Kane struggling to find his feet at Euro 2020, Al Hain-Cole thinks the Three Lions' only scorer so far offers strong value to hit the net again
After drawing blanks in his first two Euro 2020 matches, Harry Kane will be determined to get off the mark against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
The Three Lions captain has looked well below his best so far, leading the line for a team that has scored just a single goal across two games against Croatia and Scotland.
Nevertheless, the Tottenham striker is bet365’s 3/1 (4.00) favourite to open the scoring at Wembley, with Gareth Southgate having confirmed that he will be selected to start the match.
Those odds look fairly unappealing for a striker that has hit the net just twice in his last 11 appearances for the national team, as do even money (2.00) odds on him firing anytime.
Instead, Raheem Sterling looks a good shout at 9/4 (3.25) anytime given he has scored the team’s only goal of the competition so far, hitting the winner in the 1-0 opening victory over Croatia.
The Manchester City man has scored 14 times in his last 18 appearances for England, and hit a hat-trick against the Czechs in a 5-0 win at Wembley in qualification for this competition.
Having come off the bench to replace Kane in the second half against Scotland, Marcus Rashford is another strong anytime bet at 21/10 (3.10) considering he has found the net in five of his last eight international appearances.
In contrast to his opposite number, Jaroslav Silhavy will have absolutely no question marks over the man leading the line for his team.
Patrik Schick has made an explosive start to this competition, leading the scoring charts alongside Cristiano Ronaldo after the opening two group games with three goals to his name.
The Bayer Leverkusen striker has been on the scoresheet nine times in his last 12 appearances for the national team and looks a tempting 17/2 (9.50) first goalscorer and 3/1 (4.00) anytime bet on current form.
Schick’s importance to the team is underlined by the lack of other prolific forwards in the squad, although Tomas Soucek could be a decent outside bet at 9/2 (5.50) given his threat from midfield and rising star Adam Hlozek is a 9/2 (5.50) to provide a wild card from the bench.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.