19:45 GMT 22 March 2019
The Premier League has been disrupted this weekend due to the return of the international return when qualification for Euro 2020 begins. England kick off their campaign on Friday night against Czech Republic.
These two nations have met on two occasions but most recently over 10 years ago in an international friendly in 2008. That game finished 2-2 but it was England who won in the first fixture, a 2-0 victory back in 1998. They are yet to meet at a major tournament so far and when the Three Lions travel to Prague for the return match, it will their first meetings on Czech soil.
Since announcing the squad, England have lost a few players as Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones, Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Luke Shaw and now Marcus Rashford have all dropped out of the squad.
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The visitors have also had a dropout as their first-team goalkeeper, Tomas Vaclik is injured meaning Tomas Koubek will likely start between the sticks.
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With the belief in the England camp, and with them playing at home, this home side will be very confident of claiming their first three points. I expect them to beat their well-organised opponents quite comfortably which is why backing England to win with a -1 handicap looks very good value.
22 March 2019 - 19:45 GMT
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