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England vs Slovakia – Match Preview

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The European Championship’s 1/8 round is upon us. England is set to clash with Slovakia at Arena Auf Schalke on Saturday, June 30th. The kickoff is at 16:00 GMT. Without tournament standings to guide us, the importance of this match is clear to both teams. England, nominally the home team, is favored to win. Slovakia, seen as the underdog, hopes to surprise and advance in the EUROs.

England – Form

England’s performance lately has been inconsistent. They played to a goalless draw against Slovenia in the European Championship on June 25, 2024. This result was unexpected. Before this, they drew 1-1 with Denmark on June 20, with Harry Kane scoring. Their only recent win was a 1-0 victory over Serbia on June 16, thanks to Jude Bellingham. Despite being favorites, England’s results have been unpredictable.

Slovakia – Form

Slovakia has shown mixed results away from home. They drew 1-1 with Romania in the European Championship on June 26, 2024. Ondrej Duda scored in this evenly matched game. Before this, they won 1-0 against Belgium, with Ivan Schranz scoring. This victory was unexpected. However, they lost 2-1 to Ukraine, despite another goal from Schranz. This ended their unbeaten streak.

England – Slovakia – Head to Head

The last match between England and Slovakia was on September 4, 2017. England won 2:1 in a World Cup qualification match. In their last 10 meetings, England has won 5 times. Slovakia has not won any. England has shown dominance in these encounters. In the last 5 matches, both teams scored only once. This points to a strong English defense or a weak Slovakian attack. England has not lost to Slovakia in their last 6 matches. They have won 5 of these, with fewer than 3.5 goals scored in most matches.

England – Slovakia – Standings

The 1/8 round of the European Championship at Arena Auf Schalke is crucial for both England and Slovakia. With no league standings to consider, both teams start from the same position. England is favored to win, with odds of 1.40. Slovakia’s odds stand at 9.00. As the tournament moves forward, each game becomes a critical step towards glory.

England vs Slovakia – Top scorers

Harry Kane leads England’s attack with 3 goals in the European Championship. Jude Bellingham, a midfielder, has also scored 3 times. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Phil Foden, and Cole Palmer have each added a goal. For Slovakia, Ondrej Duda and Ivan Schranz have each scored 2 goals. Juraj Kucka, Laszlo Benes, and Lukas Haraslin have contributed one goal each. These players will be key to their teams’ success as the tournament progresses.

England vs Slovakia – Full-Time Betting

England, with odds of 1.40 for a win, are the favorites against Slovakia. Slovakia’s odds are 9.00 for a win. The draw is at 4.33. England’s strong track record and historical success against Slovakia give them an advantage. Despite injuries, England’s situation looks better than Slovakia’s, missing key player Milan Skriniar. For those looking for different betting options, markets like “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” offer various opportunities.

England vs Slovakia – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals market is at 2.10, and “Under 2.5” at 1.727. England’s recent matches have seen fewer goals, suggesting a trend. Slovakia’s results have been more varied. Given the history and recent performances, the “Under 2.5” option at 1.727 seems appealing for a game expected to be tightly contested.

England vs Slovakia – BTTS Betting

The odds for “BTTS: Yes” are at 2.50. In 3 of the last 6 matches between these teams, both have scored. England’s recent games have seen both teams score in 2 out of 5 matches. For Slovakia, it’s been the case in 1 out of their last 5 away games. Considering the defensive strength of both teams, “BTTS: No” at 1.50 is the more probable outcome for this match.

England vs Slovakia – Prediction