Portugal vs Czechia Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Euro 2024 Group Game between Portugal and Czechia on Tuesday, June 18th 2024.

 
9:52am on Tuesday 18th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Euro 2024's Group kicks off, football fans are gearing up for an exciting clash between Portugal and Czechia.

Here's a detailed preview of the match, including team news, form, and predictions.

Match Preview

One of the top contenders for this summer's European Championship, Portugal, will commence their Euro 2024 campaign against the Czech Republic at Leipzig Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Portugal, renowned for their star-studded squad, are predicted to be strong challengers for the trophy in Germany.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic aims to progress from a group that includes Turkey and Georgia.

Portugal's Form and News

Portugal's football legacy includes a historic triumph at Euro 2016 and reaching the semi-finals on three other occasions.

Despite being knocked out in the last-16 stage of Euro 2020, the team has shown significant promise under coach Roberto Martinez.

Portugal's recent performances include a 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice.

Team News

Portugal's squad boasts immense depth, leading to some tough selection decisions for Martinez.

At 39, Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attack, aiming to become the oldest scorer in the tournament's history.

Defensively, veterans like Pepe, who will be 41, are expected to start alongside Ruben Dias.

The midfield could feature the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, and Joao Palhinha, while Rafael Leao and Bernardo Silva are likely to support Ronaldo up front.

Czechia's Form and News

The Czech Republic comes into this match on a high, having won their last five matches, including a 2-1 victory over North Macedonia in their final warm-up fixture.

Historically, they have had notable successes, including a runner-up finish at Euro 1996 and semi-final appearances in 2004.

Team News

Czechia faces a setback with midfielder Michal Sadilek out due to injury.

Key players like Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal from West Ham United are expected to feature prominently.

Patrik Schick, the team's leading scorer, will spearhead the attack, with Jan Kutcha and Adam Hlozek offering additional options up front.

Prediction

Given their squad depth and recent form, Portugal is favoured to win this encounter.

Czechia's impressive run may pose challenges, but the greater quality in Portugal's ranks is expected to shine through.

Our prediction is a 2-1 victory for Portugal.

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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