Portugal vs Czechia Predicted Lineups: Likely XI for both teams

Here are the predicted lineups for the upcoming Euro 2024 Group Game between Portugal vs Czechia on Tuesday, June 18th 2024.

 
9:57am on Tuesday 18th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As the opening group games of Euro 2024 kick off, one of the highly anticipated matches is between Portugal and Czechia.

Both teams have shown promise in their previous games, and fans are eager to see the lineups that the coaches will field. Here, we provide a detailed prediction of the likely starting XI for both teams.

Portugal's Predicted Lineup

Portugal, under the guidance of Roberto Martinez, is expected to field a strong lineup. The team boasts a mix of experienced veterans and rising stars.

Goalkeeper: Diogo Costa

Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes

Midfielders: Joao Palhinha, Vitinha, Bruno Fernandes

Forwards: Rafael Leao, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva

Key Points

Cristiano Ronaldo, at 39, continues to lead the line, aiming to extend his record as the oldest player to score at the European Championship.

Pepe, set to be the oldest player in the tournament's history, will likely pair with Ruben Dias in central defence.

The inclusion of young talents like Vitinha and Rafael Leao highlights the depth and future potential of the squad.

Czechia's Predicted Lineup

Czechia, led by Ivan Hasek, comes into the match with an impressive winning streak and will look to challenge Portugal with a solid and experienced lineup.

Goalkeeper: Jindrich Stanek

Defenders: Tomas Holes, Robin Hranac, Ladislav Krejci

Midfielders: Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Lukas Provod, Antonin Barak, David Jurasek

Forwards: Jan Kutcha, Patrik Schick

Key Points

Patrik Schick, the squad's leading scorer with 19 goals, will probably spearhead the attack.

West Ham United's duo, Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek, will likely play crucial roles in both defence and midfield.

Despite the absence of Michal Sadilek due to injury, Czechia’s midfield remains strong with players like Lukas Provod and Antonin Barak.

For all of the analysis of Portugal vs Czechia as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

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