Nations League: Scotland vs Czech



Scotland will look to tighten their top spot in Group B2 UEFA Nations League as they host the Czech Republic to Hampden Park in Wednesday night's clash. However, the visitors were only 1 point behind Steve Clarke's army after winning all 3 points against Israel at the weekend.

Scotland midfielder John Fleck was forced to come out in the win over Slovakia and is a big doubt for this match, with Callum McGregor and Ryan Jack - both coming on the bench on Sunday - edge competition to start in the middle of the week. Clarke sang Andy Considine's praises after the 33-year-old kept a clean sheet on his debut for the Tartan Army, and the solid Aberdeen defender could make a second consecutive appearance in a blue shirt after injury by Liam Cooper. Defenders Ryan Porteous and Paul McGinn will be hoping for their first minutes on the pitch for the national team here. Scotland can now boast an impressive record of six wins in their last seven games in all competitions following a narrow 1-0 win over Slovakia, with Lyndon Dykes scoring for Clarke's side after 54 minutes into night. The Tartan army followed a dramatic Euro qualifying penalty shootout victory over Israel and can now open a 4-point lead to the Nations League top B2 with a second win of the match. on Wednesday. Despite the fact that Stuart Armstrong tested positive for coronavirus - forcing Clarke to include a number of untapped players after midfielder Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie's close ties had to isolate themselves. Scotland won the booty in a 2-1 first leg win in September, but the Czech Republic is likely to enter this match with a fresh sense of confidence following their win over the weekend. Despite the fact that Stuart Armstrong tested positive for coronavirus - forcing Clarke to include a number of untapped players after midfielder Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie's close ties had to isolate themselves. Scotland won the booty in a 2-1 first leg win in September, but the Czech Republic is likely to enter this match with a fresh sense of confidence following their win over the weekend. Despite the fact that Stuart Armstrong tested positive for coronavirus - forcing Clarke to include a number of untapped players after midfielder Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie's close ties had to isolate themselves. Scotland won the booty in a 2-1 first leg win in September, but the Czech Republic is likely to enter this match with a fresh sense of confidence following their win over the weekend.

Silhavy could face another similar reform in September due to concerns about the new coronavirus in the team, with names like Filip Novak, Antonin Barak, Adam Hlozek and Borek Dockal all forced to retreat. The Czech Republic had gathered a reserve team when the main squad failed to play midweek, and it remains to be seen whether Wednesday's match was a mirror image of last month's meeting between the two teams, where The Czechs had to put in place a temporary squad for the clash with the Tartan Army. Despite concerns over the COVID-19, Jaroslav Silhavy's side kept their momentum from a 2-1 win over Cyprus as they netted a similar win in the Nations League match against Israel on Sunday. . The Czech Republic soon took the lead thanks to Joel Abu Hanna's own own goal before Matej Vydra added a second goal in the 47th minute, With Eran Zahavi's strike nothing more than mere comfort when Silhavy's army scored their second victory from three matches. The Locomotive is also aiming for promotion to League A and is just 1 point behind Scotland at this stage, with Wednesday's game sure to prove a pivotal role in the race to top the group. 




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