Scotland face the Czech Republic at Hampden Park with Craig Levein’s side desperate for three points that would be a definite step in the right direction as his side have only taken four points from four games, with their only victory a narrow 2-1 win over Liechtenstein.
The Scots currently lie in third place in Euro 2012 Qualifying Group I on four points, with their opponents today currently second on seven points while Spain have destroyed all before them, winning five games out of five and scoring fifteen goals in the process.
A win therefore is crucial and could push Levein’s side back into contention in the group and will give the side some much need confidence with a follow up game in Lithuania next week. A win for the Czech’s could be the final telling blow in Scotland’s Euro 2012 journey.
Levein has brought in Charlie Adam to bolster the midfield andand much will depend on the Liverpool man to provide the attacking impetus in his infamous 4-2-3-1 formation while Darren Fletcher could make a surprise return from a mystery virus which has kept him out of action domestically, with the Man Utd man yet to make an appearance this season.
Kris Commons has surprisingly been overlooked for the double header this week, with the Celtic man apparently left out in the cold, while Gary Caldwell will start in the centre of defence.
For the Czech’s they will be skippered by Tomas Rosicky, and much of their attacking play will come through the Arsenal man, and Premiership fans may still remember Milan Baros, who should start up front.
Michal Bilek will be without their number one shot stopper Petr Cech, who misses the trip through injury.