Slovakia close out their group stage by playing Spain at Estadio de La Cartuja, with an exciting encounter shaping up. 12 matches are to be played in round 3 of the Euro 2020 and this one takes place on Wednesday. Slovakia head to the Euro 2020 as 36th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent as Spain go into the competition ranked number 6.
Winning their group might be too much to expect. However, it would be a small surprise to see Slovakia packing their bags before the knock out stages after winning their opening match. Slovakia went the hard way through play-offs before booking a spot at the Euro 2020 after failing to seal a place directly in the group stages.
Before the tournament Spain were huge favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. That is still within reach, but requires a win in this final group round and much more effort that put on display so far. Spain had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages.
Slovakia vs Spain stats and analysis
Slovakia have not exactly set the world on fire lately when it comes to goal scoring. Slovakia scored a lowly 15 times in the last 10 internationals creating an average of just 1.5 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 2 of these matches, conceding 13 goals which is an average of 1.3 per game.
Spain join the Euro 2020 with imposing stats in their previous 10 internationals. Spain pulled off 2.9 goals per game, scoring 29 times and conceded 4 which is an average of 0.4 per game. In 6 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
Slovakia go into their final group match on 3 points and need to be fully focused, if qualification to the next round is to be secured.
After drawing their first two matches pressure is on for Spain as another winless match will most likely see them exiting the Euro 2020.
Stats and facts for Slovakia and Spain.
- Slovakia conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Slovakia's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Slovakia scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Both teams scored in Slovakia's last 4 of 6 matches.
- Spain unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row;
- Spain unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Spain scored in the last 52 of 54 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Spain's last 3 of 5 matches.
Lineup Slovakia vs Spain
Form Slovakia vs Spain
Slovakia looking for more.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Slovakia in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. In their previous 3 internationals Slovakia split the points in a 0-0 draw against Austria, whereupon they took part in a 2-1 win against Poland after which they managed a 1-0 defeat against Sweden.
Slovakia hoping to bounce back
Spain have found it immensely difficult to make possession into goals in past weeks. In their last 3 international matches Spain earned a 3-1 win over Kosovo and followed that up with a 0-0 draw against Portugal, before taking part in a 0-0 draw with Sweden.
Slovakia v Spain Fixture History
The last time the two nations teamed up for an international, back on 5 September 2015, Spain came away with a 2-0 win. Slovakia managed to win 25%, while Spain took home 50% of their last 4 encounters in various competitions or friendlies resulting in a total of 1-1-2 history.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookmakers Spain are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Spain will get you odds 1.22, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 82% chance of beating Slovakia. If you want to bet your money on Slovakia the best odds are 14.00.
Milan Skriniar arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Slovakia. Scoring 2 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Spain are banking on Alvaro Morata to bring his A-game to the table as he has has been on target 5 times in 6 recent internationals.