Guwahati: Scotland is all set to make the perfect start to their Group D campaign when they have a clash against the Czech Republic on Monday.
England and Croatia are the favourites in this group to claim the top two positions, but the third spot could yet be enough to advance to the round of 16. Monday’s clash will mark Scotland’s first match at a major international tournament since the 1998 World Cup. They are competing in the finals of the European Championship for the first time since Euro 1996 when they also famously took on England in the group stage.
The second match between Poland and Slovakia will lock horns with each other in a Group E UEFA European Championship 2020 encounter on Monday at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg. Both Poland and Slovakia are facing an uphill task to qualify for the next round of Euro 2020 and will look to collect all three points in this fixture. The Polish team is unbeaten in their last three games and is the favourites to win this match. On the other hand, Slovakia are the underdogs of Group E. However, in their previous outing, they played a goalless draw against Austria and will take confidence from that game.
Both Slovakia and Poland have faced each other on eight occasions in the past, with the away team winning four games. The Pole have won three matches and will aim to level the playing field in this fixture.
Spain begin their Euro 2020 campaign on Monday evening at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville where they face Sweden in Group E.
Luis Enrique has seen his side’s preparations massively disrupted due to a few players testing positive for Covid-19. Also, general feeling in Spain is not overly optimistic about the team’s chances given La Roja’s inconsistent form over the last year.
Sweden’s preparations have also been impacted by coronavirus, yet the Scandinavians will be quietly confident of making the knockout stages of the tournament.