The scramble for the knockout phase at Euro 2020 begins on Tuesday, with the four contenders from Group D all still close to promotion.
The two top ten England and the Czech Republic face each other at Wembley Stadium, with only the goal difference between the two being on the summit.
Croatia and Scotland fail to benefit from slip-ups when they clash at Glasgow’s Hampden Park with three must-see points for both.
Group D: Czech Republic versus England
England face the Czech Republic on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium, with the pair topping Group D at Euro 2020 with four points each.
Getting into the final round of pool games with a win and a tie leaves a lot to clear, not to mention the possibility of Croatia or Scotland getting into the mix if either can claim a win at the same time.
The men of Gareth Southgate had a frustrating Friday night on home soil as their neighbors put in a bold performance to leave London in a goalless draw.
Not the perfect continuation of the opening win against Croatia, but by no means a disaster for the Three Lions.
The Czechs also opened successfully and did what England failed in their 2-0 win over the Scots in Glasgow.
Their frustration came in a stalemate against 2018 World Cup finalist Croatia, which nonetheless positioned them well to make it into the top 16.
Harry Kane has been given the nod to lead the English attack despite a number of long-legged efforts to date.
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell’s close contact with Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour has meanwhile cost them as they are forced into isolation after the Scottish midfielder’s positive Covid-19 test.
Changes could be underway elsewhere as well, with Jack Grealish being a contender to replace Phil Foden for the night while the Manchester City starlet faces a booking before suspension.
The experienced duo Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson are on the verge of their injury comeback.
Alex Kral or Tomas Holes compete for West Ham star Tomas Soucek in the heart of the Czech midfield.
Probable starting XI of the Czech Republic: Tomas Vaclik, Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Tomas Kalas, Jan Boril, Tomas Soucek, Tomas Holes, Lukas Masopust, Vladimir Darida, Jakub Jankto, Patrik Schick.
Probable starting XI for England: Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish, Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane.
Group D: Croatia v Scotland
It’s a winner-take-all scenario at Euro 2020 on Tuesday as Croatia and Scotland have one last chance to climb out of Group D.
They only face a single point at Hampden Park, but knowing they’ll win their last game should be enough to at least get through as top third.
And it is the hosts who fought with a point in their pockets from Wembley after a fierce attempt against Auld Enemy England on Friday night.
It was a long way to make up for Steve Clarke’s side who lost their opening game against the Czech Republic.
The Croatians also made up for their loss to the Three Lions when Ivan Perisic drew the Czechs in Glasgow on Friday afternoon.
Borna Barisic could celebrate a comeback after his injury, with Bruno Petkovic as the starting gun.
Legend Luka Modric is likely to be paired with either Mateo Kovacic or Marcelo Brozovic in midfield.
The home side would have been tempted to start unchanged, not least after Billy Gilmour and Kieran Tierney tried to successfully return to fitness at Wembley.
But the Chelsea youngster tested positive for Covid-19 beforehand and sentenced him to isolation.
Probable Croatia in the starting XI: Dominik Livakovic, Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Duje Caleta-Car, Josko Gvardiol, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Ante Rebic, Andrej Kramaric, Ivan Perisic, Bruno Petkovic.
Probable starting XI for Scotland: David Marshall, Jack Hendry, Grant Hanley, Kieran Tierney, Stephen O’Donnell, Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor, Andy Robertson, John McGinn, Lyndon Dykes, Che Adams.
EURO 2020 predictions for June 22nd
Explanation of the forecast method: The expected profit percentage is based on publicly available quotas. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. At odds of 1.62, the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change. If no value is listed, odds were not available at the time of writing.