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Spain vs Czech Republic preview

Kick off: Monday, 13 June @14:00 GMT

Venue: Stadium Municipal (Toulouse)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Czech Republic vs Spain 0-2 (Euro 2012 qualifiers)
Spain vs Czech Republic 2-1 (Euro 2012 qualifiers)
Spain vs Czech Republic 1-0 (1998 World Cup qualifiers)
Czech Republic vs Spain 0-0 (1998 World Cup qualifiers)

Spain vs Czech Republic Team News

The likes of Santi Cazorla, Saul, Diego Costa and Isco were all left out of Spain Euro 2016 squad. Alvaro Morata’s injury is in the past and the Juventus attacker is pushing for a start. Andres Iniesta came as a substitute in the 1-0 loss to Georgia and he is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Euro 2016 opener.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Borek Dockal picked up an injury against Russia and he is rated doubtful for the Spain game, but Ladislav Krejci is fit. The likes of Ondrej Zahustel, Jan Kovarik, Lukas Marecek, Matej Vydra and Patrik Schick were discarded from the provisional squad. A man to watch in Pavel Vrba’s team will be experienced midfielder Tomas Rosicky, who scored a wonder goal against Russia. Marek Suchy is banned

Injured: None

Doubtful: Borek Dockal (23/6)

Suspended: Marek Suchy (27/1)

Quick Facts

  • Spain are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at Euro finals
  • La Roja managed to keep a clean sheet in previous five games at the European Championship
  • Czech Republic suffered only two defeats in the Euro 2016 qualifiers
  • Pavel Vrba’s team are after their first ever win over Spain
  • When the two teams met in Praha in 2011 Juan Mata and Xabi Alonso scored for Spain (2-0)

Spain vs Czech Republic Prediction

Reigning champions Spain suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Georgia in their final warm-up game before Euro 2016 finals. La Roja are desperate to make amends for the defeats and seeing that Alvaro Morata has overcome his injury, I believe that there is a certain value in betting on the title holders. Czech Republic are after their first ever win over Spain, but they are unlikely to get one on Monday afternoon.

Betting Tip: Spain to win

Odds: 1.50 (1/2) @bet365

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