England vs Slovakia
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group F)
Date: Monday, 4th September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
The 8th round on Monday brings us an interesting duel between the top-ranked teams in Group F; the first ranked England is hosting the second ranked Slovakia for a rematch at Wembley Stadium.
As expected, England came out as winners from the 7th round’s rematch away against Malta. They won with a score of 0 – 4, and now their goal difference is 14 – 2. They haven’t lost a single game in this group stage; they have 5 wins, all of them with clean sheets, and two draws. Currently, they are sitting at the first place in the table with 17 points.
After the initial two losses, Slovakia is on an amazing streak of five consecutive wins. The 7th round was a somewhat tough fixture for them. They met with Slovenia and managed to win at home with a narrow 1 – 0, adding to their record the third clean-sheets win. They are still sitting at the second place, with two points behind England.
England vs Slovakia: Head to head
England and Slovakia met 5 times in total. England took the win times, and once their duel ended as a goal-less draw. Twice England won with clean sheets, and twice their duels ended with less than three goals scored in total (including the mentioned draw)
Most recently, they met in the first round of this group stage. The match ended with England winning with a score of 0 – 1.
England vs Slovakia: Predictions
It’s an important duel for Slovakia, since winning could lead them to the throne. But that’s not likely to happen, as England is the definite favourite in this fixture. Slovakia somewhat improved their shape, so we can count on their resistance, and on more than three goals in total on the match.
England vs Slovakia: Bet Tips
HT / FT 1 / 1 @ 1.95 – Unibet
Total goals over 2.5 @ 1.82 – Pinnacle.