Scotland vs Czech Republic Prediction, 10/14/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Hampden Park in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Odds/Point Spread: Scotland (-161) Czech Republic (+121)
Ryan Christie and Scotland (2-1-0 in Nations League) host Czech Republic (2-0-1 in Nations League) at Hampden Park on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start will be David Marshall for Scotland and Aleš Mandous for Czech Republic. The Scotts are at -161 while the Czechs are priced at +121. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Scotland controls possession for 47.7% of games. Their players have earned 45 fouls as well as having drawn 42 fouls for the tournament. They have attempted 28 shots at the goal with 6 on target, which comes out to a 21.4% shots on target percentage. Scotland as a team have accumulated 4 goals this tournament, which ranks 20th in the UEFA Nations League.
Ryan Christie is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Scotts. Christie has started 122 contests during his career and he tallies 0.37 goals per 90. The forward who is from Scotland has recorded 45 goals scored in 11,051 professional minutes played. He has totaled 33 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Lyndon Dykes, the forward taking the field for Scotland. Dykes has been on the pitch for 10,547 minutes during 118 starts and has been given 28 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 24 times in his career and he has scored 24 goals. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Scotland will be David Marshall. Marshall has defended the goal for 44,442 minutes and has 1,672 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.34 (664 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .721. The goalie representing Scotland has had 2,330 shots tried against him in 496 career starts. Marshall (191-128-177 mark in his career) has accumulated 138 shutouts, which gives him a 27.8% shutout rate.
The Czechs average a total of 2.33 shots on target per 90 while having a total of 5 goals thus far. In their matches thus far in the tournament, they have controlled possession of the ball 52.7% of the game. Czech Republic has committed 44 fouls this tourney (20th in the league) and they have 30 fouls against them. They have hit on 18.9% of their shots on target out of 37 shots.
Bořek Dočkal will be counted on for Czech Republic. The midfielder born in Czech Republic has been on the field for 22,174 minutes and has scored 59 goals. He has accounted for 40 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 80 times. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 minutes and has started 311 outings during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Stanislav Tecl, the forward representing Czech Republic. He has tallied 60 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 20 times. Tecl has been handed a total of 12 yellow card warnings in 10,516 professional minutes played (110 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.51.
Aleš Mandous is expected to look after the net for Czech Republic. In his career, Mandous has had 22 starting assignments. He has earned a mark of 8-6-8. He holds a clean sheet rate of 40.9%. Mandous has earned 9 shutouts in 1,980 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Czech Republic (+121)
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