It is a straight shootout for a place in Euro 2024 as the Czech Republic host Moldova in their final Group E fixture on Monday. The Czechs will be relying on their solid home record and should have the upper hand over Moldova, who have been unconvincing lately.
Czech Republic head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 1-1 draw in their previous qualifying fixture. They were down at the break but struck back five minutes after the restart with Tomas Soucek getting the equaliser.
That result means Czech Republic have now picked up just one win in their last five matches across all competitions. However, the draw was enough to give them the advantage in Group 4 as all that is required on Monday is to avoid defeat in front of their fans.
The Czech Republic will be pleased to have Monday’s clash on home soil where they have done their best work in recent times. Jan Silhavy’s men are unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions, claiming three wins in that run.
Moldova are also coming off a draw as they were held to a 1-1 scoreline by surprise Group winners Albania last time out in the qualifiers. They fell behind midway through the first half and trailed for much of the 4ncounter before Vladyslav Baboglo struck the equaliser three minutes from time.
While the Moldovans would have preferred to win, it was still a vital point as it put them in contention to qualify. Sergiu Clescenco’s men are just two points behind the Czechs and will qualify for Germany with a win on Monday.
While the task seems straightforward for Moldova, their recent record on their travels might pose a problem. They have picked up just one win from their last five away matches across all competitions and played out a 1-1 draw with Poland in their previous away fixture in the qualifiers.
Czech Republic have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 2/7 by William Hill. A victory for Moldova is valued at 12/1 by BoyleSports while a draw is set at odds of 9/2 with bet365.
The Czech Republic have never lost to Moldova with two wins and a draw from three previous matches. That draw came in the reverse fixture as both teams battled to a 0-0 scoreline.
Czech Republic have quality in attack with the likes of Juraj Kuchta, Adam Hlozek and Mojmir Chytil all impressing in these qualifiers. All three men can ensure the hosts produce over 1.5 goals at 1/2 with William Hill.
Forward Ion Nicolaescu has caught the eye for Moldova lately with four goals in the last six international appearances. With support from Vitalie Damascan, the visitors could could tipped to produce over 0.5 goals at 7/5 with BetVictor.
Czech Republic and Moldova can easily find their way to goal and both teams could be backed to score at 33/20 with Unibet. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 9/10 with bet365 while Paddy Power is offering odds smooth 23/10 for over 3.5 goals.
With the Czech Republic priced at Minimal odds for a straight victory, a win and over 2.5 goals offer more value at 21/20 with BetVictor. The Czechs could also be tipped to score in both halves at 11/10 with 888Sport.
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Nov 20, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Czech Republic vs Moldova prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.