Kick-off : 8:45 PM (Local)
Venue : Sinobo Stadium, Prague
Spain not had an ideal start to their 2022/23 UEFA Nations League campaign a draw to Portugal at home but they will definitely take it and move ahead with hopes of positive results. They will look to play their brand of football.
La Roja were not bad in their Portugal game and Alvaro Morata showed his class although Ricardo Horta did his job being a substitute.
Manager Luis Enrique deployed the 4-3-3 formation and they would like to go that way with a solid defence and a lot of attacking options.
On the other hand, Czech Republic did well to start of their 2022/23 Nations League campaign on a good note. They overcame rivals Switzerland 1-1 in Prague. They will look to continue winning games despite this being a not so easy group.
The Czech’s won courtesy of an own goal from Djibril Sow. The teams were levelled in the first half with goal scorers being Jan Kuchta of Czech Republic and Noah Okafor of Switzerland.
Manager Jaroslav Silhavy will likely use a three man defence on Sunday and a likely 3-4-3 with emphasis on good defence and goal scoring.
Team news and possible lineups
Koke and Rodri are both available for Spain for the weekend fixture and might play.
As for the Czechs, Ondrej Lingr and Ales Mateju are both available and might play.
Spain XI : Simon, Carvajal, D. Llorente, P. Torres, Alba, Gavi, Rodri, Koke, F. Torres, Morata, Sarabia.
Czech Republic XI : Vaclik, Krejci, Zima, Brabec, Coufal, Soucek, Sadilek, Zeleny, Jankto, Kuchta, Hlozek.
Spain start this game as the favourites and I expect them to win 2-1.