Scotland and the Czech Republic are both evenly matched on paper with many key battles in both attack and defence important factors in winning the game.

Here at Herald and Times Sport we've looked at both sides' squads to determine the three key battles which could determine the game’s outcome.

Andy Robertson vs Lukas Masopust

Robertson is undoubtedly a pivotal player in both Scotland’s attack and defence. He will more than likely be marauding forward trying to whip balls into the box for physical strikers like Lyndon Dykes.

The high pressing nature of the Liverpool defender will leave Czech winger Lukas Masopust confident of catching him out on the break.

With his electric pace and proven finishing ability, the Slavia Prague winger could be a dangerman for the Czechs and Robbo will have to be at his best defensively to stop him breaching the back-line.

John McGinn vs Tomas Soucek

Both have been top figures for their Premier League clubs last season, each enjoying a good campaign of domestic and international football and both capable of dictating the pace of a game.

Ex-Hibs midfielder McGinn is essential in the heart of Steve Clarke’s side, stringing passes together and transitioning from defence to attack. Meanwhile, Soucek is similarly important for the Czechs, a defensive midfielder first and foremost, but equally capable of creating or scoring a goal himself.

It can be expected that these two will lock horns throughout the Group D clash and whoever plays better could dictate the final result.

Che Adams vs Vladimir Coufal

The pace of Che Adams has been a welcome sight in the attacking area for the nation. Capable of sprinting past centre-halves and full-backs alike, Adams can provide a quick option for a counter-attack.

One man who will stand in Adams’ way as he looks to breach the defence though is West Ham’s Vladimir Coufal.

Rather quick himself, and an experienced defender, Coufal will fancy his chances at keeping the pacey forward at bay and Adams will need a little extra bit of quality to get the better of him.