Czech Republic odds: To win Euro 2020, how far will they go, top scorer and more
The Czech Republic look to continue their fine recent form as they head into Euro 2020 on the back of some impressive results and performances, but just how far can they go?
Jaroslav Silhavy’s men left a lasting impression on England in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers as they proved to be the biggest threat to England’s top spot ambitions.
The Czech’s fell short of finishing first of Group A in the end, but wrapped up their place in the competition as they comfortably finished second. Despite losing their final game against Bulgaria, it was an impressive display from the Czech Republic who stunned England in Prague to fight for all three points despite falling behind in the opening five minutes.
But just how far can they go in the competition this summer having been drawn in a difficult group alongside their qualifying rivals, England?
Czech Republic Euro 2020 odds
The Czech Republic have qualified for the last six tournaments but their group stage elimination in 2016 has not helped their odds to win the competition this summer – currently sitting at 125/1 to lift the trophy.
The odds are certainly against the Czech Republic lifting the trophy, however, they have shown in the past they are capable of providing a surprise in this tournament. Since coming second in 1996, the Czech Republic have been eliminated at the group stage and then progressed from the group in the following tournament, and they were eliminated in 2016 at the group stages…
Czech Republic’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
Czech Republic were drawn into Group D of Euro 2020 which will see them play their qualifying rivals, England, 2018 World Cup runners-up, Croatia, and Scotland.
Silhavy’s side kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against Scotland, before games against Croatia and then England. The game against the Three Lions will be held at Wembley Stadium, however, their other two games will be played in Glasgow at Hampden Park.
Czech Republic Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
13 June 2021: Scotland vs Czech Republic (2pm)
18 June 2021: Croatia vs Czech Republic (5pm)
22 June 2021: Czech Republic vs England (8pm)
If Czech Republic win Group D
If Czech Republic were to win Group D, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: The second-placed side from Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France or Germany) in Dublin on June 29.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 8, which is played between the winner of Group E (Spain favourites) and the third-place team in A, B, C or D, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine, Austria or one of England’s Group D opponents.
Semi-finals: The same groups are included for the semi-final but with Group C winners (Netherlands favourites) potentially involved.
Last 16: The second-placed Group E side in Copenhagen, which could be any of Spain, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia in Copenhagen on June 8th.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 6, which is played between the winner of Group F (which includes Portugal, Germany and France) and the third place in A, B or C, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine and Austria.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1 which could include the winner of Group A or Group B (expected to be Italy and Belgium).
If the Czech Republic finish third in their group and do enough to be one of the top teams, they would play the winner of Group E and then join the path they’d take if they won Group D (talk about over-complicating things!
Czech Republic Golden Boot odds
Roma’s Patrik Schick is the Czech Republic’s favourite to get his hands on the Golden Boot trophy this season and can be found at a huge 100/1 with BetVictor. Schick has been in reasonable form for the Serie A outfit given his limited game time – scoring nine league goals in his 22 appearances.