Czech Republic vs Slovenia prediction. On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the national teams of the Czech Republic and Slovenia will play in the quarterfinals of the 2021 European Volleyball Championship. Which of these two teams will continue their way down the bracket?
The teams played 3 head-to-head meetings with each other, and all 3 ended with a score of 3: 1. The difference is that in 2017, within the framework of the Golden League and in January 2020, within the qualification of the Olympics, the Slovenes won, but literally on September 3, the Czechs won in the first round of the group round of the European Championship.
Before the start of the tournament, the Czech national team had a lot of friendly friendlies and played in the Euroleague Golden. In the Euroleague, the team won only 2 matches out of 6. In friendly matches, the Czechs played 2 games against Turkey, Latvia and Slovakia, having managed to win only against Turkey. The team before the start of the Euro was considered as the main outsider of their group, but after its 3: 1 victory over Belgium and a 2: 3 defeat against Bulgaria, the Czechs' rating increased slightly. And the 3: 0 victory over Montenegro ensured the Czechs participate in the playoffs of the European Championship in 2021. And in the 1/8 finals, the main sensation of the European Championship 2021 happened - the modest Czech national team beat the Olympic champion France national team with a score of 3: 0.
The fact that the current composition of the Slovenian national team is capable of much was shown back in the League of Nations in 2021. At the group stage of the League, the team managed to take fourth place, having won 12 victories in 15 matches, and reached the playoffs. Only in the semifinals Slovenia lost to Poland, and in the game for the third place to France. In both cases, the Slovenes lost 0: 3. That is, the Slovenes do not pull against the giants, but in the games with the middle peasants they are now favorites. True, in the first round of Euro 2021, the Slovenes unexpectedly lost to the modest Czechs with a score of 1: 3, but then they confidently beat Montenegro, Belarus and Bulgaria (three wins 3: 0 each) and reached the playoffs, where they expectedly beat Croatia in the first round ( 3: 1).