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Slovakia vs Spain Preview & Tips - Spain tipped for shock exit at Euro's

  • Slovakia vs Spain predictions for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 match
  • The Group E clash is being played at 5pm BST at Estadio de La Cartuja
  • Slovakia have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 14 matches
  • I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw in Sevilla
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Slovakia have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 14 matches (Getty)

Slovakia vs Spain Preview & Tips


Slovakia only need a point to qualify for the next round while Spain must almost certainly win. Expect a low scoring encounter with under 2.5 goals very likely.

  • Slovakia are undefeated in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have drawn 4 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 14 matches (all competitions).
  • Spain have seen under 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches against Slovakia (all competitions).
  • Spain are undefeated in their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Spain have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Spain have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Spain have a 4-1 advantage against Slovakia with one draw in six matches.

They last met in a 2016 European Championship qualifier with Spain winning 2-0 in Oviedo.

Slovakia Form


Slovakia are undefeated in six their last seven matches with four draws, two wins and a defeat.

The Falcons played two friendlies before the European Championship, a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria followed by a 0-0 draw against Austria.

Stefan Tarkovic’s side got off to a great start at Euro 2020. The beat Poland 2-1, taking the lead through an own goal, Milan Skriniar scoring the winner after Poland had been reduced to 10 men.

Slovakia battled hard in their second match, going down 1-0 against Sweden. They had 58% possession but couldn’t manage a shot on target and conceded from the penalty spot.

Slovakia Team News


Goalkeepers: Martin Dúbravka, Dušan Kuciak, Marek Rodák
Defenders: Peter Pekarík, Tomáš Hubočan, Milan Škriniar, Dávid Hancko, Ľubomír Šatka, Denis Vavro, Martin Valjent, Martin Koscelník
Midfielders: Marek Hamšík (captain), Juraj Kucka, Vladimír Weiss, Róbert Mak, Ondrej Duda, Patrik Hrošovský, Ján Greguš, Stanislav Lobotka, Lukáš Haraslín, László Bénes, Tomáš Suslov, Jakub Hromada
Forwards: Michal Ďuriš, Róbert Boženík, Ivan Schranz

Right back Peter Pekarík has earned 103 caps with midfielder and captain Marek Hamšík on 128 caps and 26 goals.

Inter Milan central defender Milan Škriniar leads the way in defence.

Defender Denis Vavro misses out after testing positive for COVID-19.

Striker Ivan Schranz remains injured which means Ondrej Duda could continue in an advanced role.

Spain Form


Spain are undefeated in their last 10 matches. They have won four of those with six draws.

Luis Enrique’s side played one friendly to prepare for Euro 2020 which resulted in a 0-0 draw against Portugal.

La Roja started Euro 2020 with a 0-0 draw against Sweden. They had 85% possession and 17-4 shots but were wasteful up front.

Spain drew 1-1 against Poland in their last match. Gerard Moreno assisted Alvaro Morata for the opening goal, but his penalty hit the post after Poland had equalised.

Spain Team News


Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Robert Sánchez, Unai Simón
Defenders: César Azpilicueta, Diego Llorente, Pau Torres, Eric García, José Gayà, Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (captain), Marcos Llorente, Koke (vice-captain), Thiago, Rodri, Fabián, Dani Olmo, Pedri
Forwards: Álvaro Morata, Gerard, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré, Mikel Oyarzabal, Pablo Sarabia

Sergio Busquets is available after recovering from COVID-19.

Changes should be inevitable here with Thiago coming into the midfield.

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Verdict

Slovakia will be doing everything they can to keep this tight and avoid defeat. I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw at Euro 2020.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @2.20 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @6.50 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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