Slovakia vs Azerbaijan
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: City Arena Trnava.
Both Slovakia and Azerbaijan are placed in the mid table of their group and their chances of securing promotion are now just theoretical. But still there is no point in not trying and moreover they will have to make sure that they do not get relegated at the end of the campaign as well.
Defense is one area where both teams struggled all through this current campaign. Both teams let in goals in plenty – be it at home or on the road, and with the group stage campaign about to enter its very last phase, pressure will only be higher.
Slovakia are in front of their home crowd this Thursday, but it is not at all a confidence boost for them. The reason being – they have a 100 percentage losing record at home so far in the competition.
Meanwhile Azerbaijan are placed second to last in the table and disregarding a single victory they have a 100-percentage winless record so far. And it is quite concerning that this only victory came against the dead-last placed Belarus.
Moreover the team has a 100 percentage winless record on the road, and most importantly goals came in plenty whenever these two teams locked horns in the past.
By the looks of things, it is expected that we are about to witness another high scoring affair this Thursday between the two squads.
Slovakia vs Azerbaijan Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter ended in a 0-1 win for Slovakia.
- Two of the past five clashes had four or more goals.
- Slovakia scored two or more goals in three of the former five meetings.
- It’s been two decades since Azerbaijan managed to deliver a win.
Slovakia vs Azerbaijan Prediction & Analysis
Slovakia were winless in ten of their previous 15 overall fixtures and in the process, they even went on a 2-game losing streak.
Moreover they managed to register a single win in front of their home crowd since March of previous year and in 2022 they have a 100 percentage losing record at home.
On the other hand Azerbaijan were winless in 33 of their past 37 overall fixtures and in the process, they went on two separate two-game losing streaks, two separate 3-fixture losing stretches and three separate 4-match losing runs.
Taking into account these observations expect goals to come in plenty from either end of the pitch this Thursday.
Tips for Slovakia vs Azerbaijan
Both Teams to Score @ 2.25
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90.