While both sides target a fast start to the campaign, England will be the firm favorites, with a good home form and the fact that lately, they have been doing well in their matches, a case in point being their run up to the semi finals at the 2018 World Cup before getting stopped by Croatia. It is clear England are recovering from years of below par performance and are reclaiming their place atop the world football table again. They are unbeaten in their last five matches going to this encounter, two being friendly matches and of the five, they have managed four wins. England carry to this game a run of 10 straight wins in European Cup qualifiers and have eight clean sheets in the process. They have not lost a game in the last 18 Euro Cup qualifiers, only drawing three and winning the remaining 15. They have also won each of the last six at home, with five clean sheets there in and are unbeaten eight while they have lost just one home game in the Euro Cup qualifiers in their last 19,l against Croatia. On the other hand, Czech Republic have five wins and five losses in their last 10 matches. They have not had much going their way in recent times and the qualification process should be a chance at redemption for them. They have lost two of their last 10 qualification matches for the tournament and have not managed a clean sheet in the process. However, the two losses are their only ones in a run of Euro Cup qualifiers. In their last six away matches in the Euro Cup qualifiers, Czech have five wins and a loss, while they have lost just two in their last 16 away matches in the same competition.
In their last 25 matches, France have picked just two losses. They have been on a great run before and after winning the World Cup and head to this game with just one loss in the last 15 competitive matches, against Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League. They haven’t played a European Cup qualification match since 2011, largely due to the fact that they hosted the last edition. The last time they won the World Cup, before 2018, they went on to win the Euro Cup as well – in 2000 – and perhaps they see a sign here, in the 2020 tournament. In their last 30 Euro Cup qualifiers away from home, they have only lost once, to Scotland. On the other hand, Moldova have managed just three wins in their last 25 matches – and all have come against San Marino. They have lost all of their last five matches in the Euro Cup qualifiers while they have eight losses in the last nine qualifying matches, with their only win coming against San Marino. This is the first time ever the two nations meet and even before facing off, there’s all the writing that Moldova will be the whipping boys in Group E.