Slovakia vs Czech Republic
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: City Arena Trnava (Trnava).
Slovenian coach Jan Kozak has a huge responsibility of getting his team into their past heroics. The team which reached the Round of 16 in Euro 2016 is long gone. A series of inconsistent shows in their former matches are getting their fans nervous.
The Falcons are presently in relegation zone in the group. In their first match in UNL they lost away at Ukraine. Milan Skriniar, the Inter Milan center-back lunged into an unnecessary tackle inside the penalty box to give away a penalty in the 80th minute.
Andriy Yarmolenko took to the spot and converted in prime fashion to win the game. They have to win the remaining matches in the league to negotiate for their loss. Ukraine sits on top of the table with 6 points in 2 matches.
Martin Skrtel and Marek Hamsik have to set an example in the field for their teammates. Both of them have vast experience in top leagues and have to step up in their national colors.
Czech Republic is also not having a good time in the world stage. The team is placed second in the table after a loss to leaders Ukraine at home.
Even in a 2-1 defeat, they had something to take away from the match. Their 22 year old striker Patrik Schick has found form and tested Ukraine keeper multiple times. He was rewarded with a goal which was the fruit of his individual brilliance. No doubt he was chosen by Italian team Roma.
Slovakia vs Czech Republic Head to head
Czech Republic lead the overall h2h meetings with their neighbors with 5 wins from 9, drew 1 and lost 3.
Slovakia have a slightly better record in home soil with 2 wins bagged from 4 games alongside a draw and loss.
Eight of their overall 9 h2h meetings recorded over 2.5 goals; however btts happened just 5 times.
Slovakia vs Czech Republic Prediction
Both the teams are average performers in their previous matches. If the home side is to perform it may heavily depend on their veteran player’s Skrtel and Hamsik.
Since the two teams are conceding goals easily, the team with better attack will go on to win the game.
Jaroslav Silhavy will have to look at his team giving away silly tackles and squandering their lead.
Slovakia vs Czech Republic Betting Tips
Match Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).