China PR vs Czech Republic: Preview and Predictions

China PR vs Czech Republic
International Friendlies – China Cup
Date: Monday, 26 March 2018
Kick-Off at 08:35 UK
Venue: Guangxi Sports Center Stadium (Nanning).

China PR will be hoping to fix the horrendous impression from the semifinal when they conceded as many as six goals in a demolishing defeat to Wales. Marcel Lippi’s men are about to try and defend their honour by potentially claiming the third place at China Cup.

Nonetheless, Lippi does not have many reasons to be optimistic after the mentioned catastrophe which has revealed plenty of holes at the back. These will likely be exploited by the likes of Michal Krmencik and Patrik Schick who could not do much in the final third against the well-organized Uruguayan side in their semifial loss (0-2).

Karel Jarolim’s men have thus ended the run of four straight wins in all competitions, but the clash with the tournament’s hosts should really provide a nice opportunity for a rebound. A win here would mean a lot on the psychological level for the visitors who are about to face brand new challenges in the upcoming EURO 2020 Qualifications and UEFA Nations League as of September this year.

The loss to Wales has, on the other side, extended China’s poor run making it six straight matches without a win for them. Lippi’s side has shipped two or more goals in five of these six games and we can hardly see them stopping Czech’s forwards from netting on multiple occasions here in the third-place battle.

China vs Czech Republic: Head-to-head

This will be the first ever head to head encounter between China PR and Czech Republic.

China vs Czech Republic: Prediction

We just have to see Czech Republic as clear favourites for the victory here after the semifinal showings.

China PR have been way too easy to break down lately (particularly in the semifinal against Wales here), and we believe that the European outfit ill easily bag two or more goals on Monday.

For those who chase anytime goalscorer options, Viktoria Plzen’s Michal Krmencik is our top suggestion.

China vs Czech Republic: Bet Tips

Czech -1.75 Asian Handicap @ 2.85 odd with 888Sport has to be the top pick.

To Score any-time – Michal Krmencik @ 2.20 odd with SpinPalace.

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