Scotland vs. Czech Republic
UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifier - Hampden Park, Glasgow
September 3rd 2011, Kick Off - 3pm
In a must-win game for Scotland, the Czech's have come to visit Hampden after their 1-0 victory in Prague last year over the striker-less Blues. However, Craig Levein has decided upon a 4-5-1 formation for his side, with Kenny Miller leading the line, with Steven Naismith and James Morrison supporting on either side. Alan Hutton and Darren Fletcher have both been given places in the starting 11, despite a lack of recent competitive football.
The visiting Czech's, however, are without Chelsea's Petr Cech, who is replaced by Jan Lastuvka. They've also gone for a lone striker in former Liverpool hitman Milan Baros. Tomas Rosicky also starts.
Scotland XI: McGregor, Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Bardsley, Naismith, Fletcher, Adam, Brown, Morrison, Miller. Subs: Gilks, Robson, Wilson, Goodwillie, Bannan, Forrest, Cowie.
Czech Rep. XI: Lastuvka, Hubnik, Rajnoch, Sivok, Kadlec, Hubschman, Plasil, Petrzela, Rosicky, Jiracek, Baros. Subs: Drobny, Pekhart, Rezek, Pudil, Pospech, Vacek, Lafata.
I am personally quietly confident for this one, and expect a win. I'd definitely take a 1-0, Miller to link-up with Naismith, much as I hate to say it, and score.