Match Preview: Czech Republic 1-0 Belarus Predictions and Betting Tips 02.09.2021

Czech Republic – Belarus Predictions & Tips For Today, September 2, 2021.

League: World Cup – Qualification
Match: 19:45 Czech Republic – Belarus
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odd: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Czech Republic – Belarus Match Preview

  • In a World Cup Qualification (WCQ) group that includes Belgium, it’s highly likely that the Czech Republic and Wales will be the two sides jostling for second place. A 1-0 defeat in their last WCQ – to Wales of all teams – means the Czechs really have to win here as they aim for a first World Cup since 2006, and a fine display at this summer’s Euro 2020 where they made it to the quarter finals should be something of a confidence booster as they take on Belarus.
  • It’s not been much of a battle when these two have met in the past, with the Czech Republic beating the -1 handicap in all five previous encounters. However, Belarus have something of a lifeline as Czech forward Patrik Schick – the joint-top scorer at Euro 2020 – will miss this game through suspension.
  • While the odds are stacked against Belarus, and no one expects them to make a first-ever appearance at a World Cup finals in 2022, a 4-2 win over Estonia in their first WCQ game this campaign has them just two points and two goals away from matching their ten-game 2018 WCQ campaign haul! Impressive stuff, even if that victory was followed up by an 8-0 hammering at the hands of Belgium – Belarus’ biggest-ever defeat.
  • That record breaking loss was their last away game, and was also notable for the fact it was Belarus’ fourth straight competitive away match to see them concede the opener by the 20th minute (D1, L3).
  • Players to watch: The only Czech player in this squad that scored at Euro 2020 was defender Tomáš Holeš. He’s now scored in two internationals, both times grabbing the match opener in a Czech win. He’s up against Lokomotiv Moscow forward Vitali Lisakovich, who’s WCQ matchday one brace steered Belarus to victory.
  • Hot stat: Belarus have conceded the opener in 13 straight WCQ away games, eight times before the 30th minute.

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