England vs Czech RepublicEuro 2020, KO: 19:45 Mar 22, 2019, Wembley
ENGLAND can start their stroll to the Euro 2020 finals with a convincing win at home to Czech Republic despite mounting injury problems.
Much is expected of Gareth Southgate's men after reaching the World Cup semis then topping a tough Nations League group.
The problem now for Southgate is success will be judged on winning a trophy and we know that's the hardest part at international level.
Bulgaria, Montenegro and Kosovo complete England's group so no thrills and no spills of points with the favourites just 1-6 to finish top.
Southgate has some fitness problems but there are plenty of star kids pushing for a place such as Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi and it looks like one of those two will start after Marcus Rashford withdrew.
John Stones, Jesse Lingard, Joe Gomez, Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Luke Shaw all pulled out earlier with Trent Alexander-Arnold following suit on Wednesday.
The Czechs finished second in their Nations League group under new boss Jaroslav Silhavy and he will lean heavily on the likes of Roma's Patrik Schick, Matej Vydra and Jakub Jankto. Vydra has caused a stir with his comments about Harry Maguire being England's weak link.
England are unbeaten in 18 qualifiers, drawing three, and have lost just one of 15 at home under Southgate.
No wonder they're just 3-10 to win with Ladbrokes while England to win to nil against a side who don't score many pays 4-5 at Sky Bet.
Harry Kane has netted seven in nine since returning from injury and 15 in his last 17 internationals. Kane is 7-2 with Ladbrokes to score first but I've read he could be a doubt so check latest team news.
This Euro 2020 match between England and Czech Republic will be played on Mar 22, 2019 and kick off at 19:45