Betting on Czech Republic Football
The Czech First League is the elite-level competition in Czech football, and features 16 teams who battle it out for the title, and to avoid relegation to the 16-team Czech National Football League. The competitions take place in the usual August-May window.
There is a Czech cup competition, which awards the winners a place in UEFA Europa League. The league also awards European places, with the top two being allocated to the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League.
The Czech Republic has both men's and women's international teams, and teams which participate at Under-21 and youth levels. Our Czech football odds comparison tool covers these international matches, as well as all top-level Czech domestic football, and Czech teams who compete in European competition.
Czech Football Odds
The Czech First League is a 16-team competition which was founded when the two nations of the Czech Republic and Slovakia split.
Played as is normal in Europe between August and May, it features a 30-game regular season and is currently ranked as the 13th strongest league in Europe by UEFA (as of June 2019). After each team in the league plays the others twice (once home and once away), teams are split into three sections by league position: these are the Championship group, the Europa League playoff group, and the relegation group. Each team will subsequently play the other teams in its respective group to determine final positions.
The most recently completed season saw Slavia Prague claim their fifth title, which is still 7 behind outright leaders Sparta Prague, and level with Viktoria Plzeň. All of those aforementioned teams feature heavily on UEFA Europa League betting coupons in particular.
Statistically, the 2018/19 season had no real revelations: both the number of goals per game (2.69) and percentage of draws (20%) were more or less in line with global averages.
Cech Republic Football History
Like all other countries, the Czech Republic's football legacy has been influenced by political events. In the case of this country, for much of its international lifespan, the team competed as Czechoslovakia, before the two nations became separate. The modern-day Czech Republic competed for the first time independently in 1994. Since then, the country's most notable achievement was reaching the final of Euro 1996, in which the Czechs were defeated 2-0 by Germany. Recent times have been fallow as regards international success. Currently the country is at betting odds of around 25/1 to win Group A in Euro 2020 qualifying (in a group which also features England), and can be backed at 150/1 to win the entire competition.
As the Czech Republic, the country has only reached one FIFA World Cup to date, failing at the group stage in 2006. The European Championships have been a speciality, however. Since independence, the Czechs have qualified for every tournament.
As Czechoslovakia, the country saw plenty of success. The country regularly reached the Finals of World Cup tournaments, and finishing as runners-up in 1934 and 1962. And yet the nation's greatest moment came with success in the European Championships of 1976, defeating Germany in the final on penalties.
It is a rich footballing legacy for a country with a rich and cultured history.