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Belgium vs Slovakia – Match Preview

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Belgium and Slovakia will face off in the EURO Grp. E opener at Frankfurt Arena on Sunday, June 17, 2024. The match is scheduled for 16:00 GMT. This game marks the beginning of their European Championship journey. Both teams start with zero points and an equal goal difference. Belgium is the favorite according to bookmakers, but Slovakia aims to surprise. A win for either team could positively influence their campaign in this prestigious competition.

Belgium – Form

Belgium has shown solid form at home. Their last game on June 8, 2024, ended in a 3:0 win against Luxembourg in a friendly. This result was expected by bookmakers. Before this, they won 2:0 against Montenegro, stopping their 9-match scoring streak. Their previous match was a challenging 2:2 draw away against England. This result was better than expected. These performances indicate Belgium is in great shape for their next game.

Slovakia – Form

Slovakia has had varied results recently. Their latest game was a 4:0 win against Wales on June 9, 2024. This victory was somewhat unexpected. Before this, they won 4:0 against San Marino on June 5, 2024. There was no clear favorite before this match. On March 26, 2024, they managed a 1:1 draw with Norway away. This result was better than what bookmakers had predicted.

Belgium – Slovakia – Head to Head

The last match between Belgium and Slovakia was on February 6, 2013. Belgium won 2:1 in an international friendly. Over the past decade, Belgium has one win, while Slovakia hasn’t won. Two matches have ended in draws. In the last five encounters, both teams scored every time. The last three matches saw fewer than 3.5 goals, indicating tight games.

Belgium – Slovakia – Standings

As the match at Frankfurt Arena approaches, both teams are on equal footing in EURO Grp. E. This is the first round, so both teams are starting fresh. Belgium is traditionally strong but has yet to play. Slovakia, ranked third, aims to show their strength. The match is set to be exciting as both teams look for a positive start.

Belgium vs Slovakia – Top scorers

Belgium’s attack is led by three players, each scoring twice. Romelu Lukaku and Leandro Trossard, both forwards, have been key. Youri Tielemans, a midfielder, has also scored twice. Kevin De Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco, midfielders, have each added a goal. This shows the team’s scoring diversity.

For Slovakia, goals have come from the midfield. Ondrej Duda, Juraj Kucka, Laszlo Benes, Lukas Haraslin, and Tomas Rigo have each scored once. This indicates a team effort in scoring.

Belgium vs Slovakia – Full-Time Betting

Belgium is the favorite, with odds of 1.48 for a win. A draw is at 4.33, and Slovakia’s win is at 7.00. Belgium’s strong form and the absence of Milan Skriniar for Slovakia make Belgium the likely winner. Historical data shows draws between them. Belgium is expected to win based on form and player availability.

Alternative betting options include “halftime-fulltime” at 2.00 for Belgium. “Draw-no-bet” offers 1.167 for Belgium, returning stakes in a draw. The “double-chance” for Slovakia is at 1.20 for a win or draw. These options cater to different betting preferences.

Belgium vs Slovakia – Over/Under Betting

The “goals:over:2.5” option is at 1.80, while “goals:under:2.5” is at 2.00. Past matches suggest fewer than 3.5 goals. Both teams have scored in recent games, but their solid defenses might lead to a cautious game. Thus, “goals:under:2.5” at 2.00 could be appealing for a tight match.

Belgium vs Slovakia – BTTS Betting

Odds for “BTTS: Yes” and “BTTS: No” are both at 1.83. Past encounters and recent form suggest goals from both teams. Despite the neutral venue, their attacking play may favor “BTTS: Yes”.

Belgium vs Slovakia – Prediction