Czech Republic host the Faroe Islands on Sunday, where they will look to get back to winning ways. The hosts have won each meeting between the two sides and they won the most recent encounter 3-0, back in June.
The Czech Republic are still very likely to qualify, despite being in third place currently. Jaroslav Silhavy’s side have a game in hand and they are five points behind the leaders, Albania, and one point off second place, Poland. Their biggest strength is their defending, as they’ve only conceded an average of one goal per game. They are strong at home, which puts them in a great position ahead of the weekend.
This week, the Czech Republic suffered a 3-0 away defeat to Albania. The hosts took the lead within ten minutes and the visitors striker, Mojmir Chytil, was sent off in the 39th minute. Albania used the extra man to their advantage and happily sat back, counter attacking at any given chance.
The Faroe Islands have struggled to compete in most qualifying games and they are currently rock bottom of Group E. After six games, they’ve picked up one point and lost five matches. Hakan Ericson’s side have been poor at both ends of the field, scoring only twice and conceding an average of two per game. Qualification is virtually impossible for the Faroe Islands which may either help or hinder their performances.
Last time out, a traveling Poland team handed the Faroe Islands a 2-0 loss. The visitors controlled the match from the first whistle and they opened the scoring within five minutes. The Faroe Islands were then down to ten men after the break and they were unable to recover.
The Czech Republic will win this game with ease and the fact that they are desperate to win, will only make them more disciplined. The Faroe Islands have nothing to lose and if Czech Republic score first, the tie could become high scoring.
The final prediction is Czech Republic 4-0 Faroe Islands.