Czech Republic vs Brazil
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Sinobo Stadium (Prague).
Czech Republic will host Brazil in the lowest of spirits after suffering a 5-0 disaster against England at the start of the WC Qualification campaign at Wembley Stadium.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s men definitely did not deserve such high loss as the final score by no means reflects what actually happened on the pitch. The Three Lions were better, but they scored goals from almost every shot, while Czechs fails to convert a couple of fantastic chances in front of Pickford’s goal.
The question is now whether Silhavy will find the way to lift the spirits inside his dressing room ahead of Tuesday’ s friendly against Brazil. Even though this is only match of a friendly character, a result against one of the strongest teams in the world would certainly be a massive confidence-booster for the Czechs ahead of important pair of qualifiers against Bulgaria and Montenegro on the home soil in June.
Czech Republic vs Brazil: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between these two likes.
Brazil picked up a 2-0 victory when they met Czech Republic at Confederations Cup back in 1997.
Czech Republic vs Brazil: Prediction
Tite’s troops travelled to Prague without some of important first-team regulars, including main star Neymar who is still out through injury. However, Selecao will still field a very strong line-up with the likes of Arthur, Coutinho, Fabinho, Gabriel Jesus, David Neres, Firmino and Richarlison all available.
Brazil are enjoying a phenomenal streak of results under Tite. They breezed past rivals to top South American WC Qualifications with ease. They then bagged three wins and a draw in four World Cup matches before losing 1-2 to Belgium in the quarter-final.
Brazil have won each of six friendlies after the World Cup conceding zero goals in the process. Czech Republic had huge problems with the lack of efficiency on Friday at Wembley and we feel they will struggle to create up front here against Brazil as well.
Czech Republic vs Brazil: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95
Brazil to keep a clean sheet @ 1.66.