Euro 2020 Today: Scotland Battle For Last 16 Spot As England Look To Finish Top

Tuesday sees Group D comes to a close at Euro 2020 and there's still plenty left to decide
06:55, 22 Jun 2021

Day 12 of Euro 2020 sees the conclusion of Group D as Scotland vie for a qualification spot in the round of 16 at Hampden Park and England go for top spot at Wembley.

Here is the schedule for today’s action…

Czech Republic v England – Group D

Where: Wembley Stadium, London

When: Tuesday June 22, 8pm (BST)

TV: ITV1

Referee: Artur Dias (Portugal)

Last meeting: The two sides last met in a qualifier for Euro 2020. Czech Republic won the game 2-1 with Jakub Brabec, Zdeněk Ondrášek and Harry Kane the scorers.

Both these sides head into the final group stage match with four points from their first two games and neither can miss out on a Round of 16 berth thanks to Monday's results in other groups. If the Czech Republic can avoid defeat, they will go through as group winners and they will be determined to end their group campaign on a high. With two goals to his name, Patrik Schick will be eager to add another goal to his tally against England as he is one of the current leaders in the chase for the Golden Boot.

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England will be hoping to put in a much stronger performance than their poor display against Scotland which brought significant criticism upon manager Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions will top the group with a victory over Czech Republic but they will finish second with a draw and if Scotland do not win.

Sportsman Stat: Considering his slow start at the finals, Harry Kane was the overall top goalscorer in the qualifying group stage with 12 goals, including at least one in every game.

Betfred Odds: Betfred are offering odds of 13/2 on a Czech Republic victory, the draw at 13/5 and an England victory is odds-on at 3/5.

Croatia v Scotland – Group D

Where: Hampden Park, Glasgow

When: Tuesday June 22

Kick-off time: 8pm (BST)

TV: ITV4

Referee: Fernando Andres Rapallini (ARG)

Last meeting: When these two sides last faced each other, Scotland were 2-0 victors in a World Cup qualifier back in October 2013 – Robert Snodgrass and Steven Naismith were the goalscorers.

Croatia will need to win their final Group D match, with both England and Czech Republic on four points, to stay in contention to be at least a best third-ranked team. They can still secure second place by overtaking the Czech Republic on overall goal difference. With only one real moment of quality in the Euros so far, Croatia will need to significantly improve the way they play against Scotland if the World Cups are to avoid an embarrassing and premature exit from the tournament.

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For Scotland, this game is huge if they wish to reach the European Championship knockout stages for the first time in their history. They need to avoid finishing bottom of the group as they can still finish as one of the best third-placed sides but they could also snatch second place from England on overall goal difference. They will need to be ruthless in front of goal because their missed chances in the first two games have cost them dearly and could be the reason that they exit the tournament at the first hurdle.

Sportsman Stat: None of the five matches between Scotland and Croatia have produced more than two goals.

Betfred Odds: A Croatia victory is priced at 5/4, the draw is available at 13/5 and a Scotland win is priced at 21/10.  

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