Slovakia vs Georgia: Preview and Prediction

Slovakia vs Georgia:
International Friendlies.
Date: Friday, 27th May 2016,
Kick-off: 16:30,
Venue: ASKÖ-Stadion Wels (Austria).

Slovakia take on Georgia in a friendly match at a neutral venue ASKO Stadion in Wels, Austria as a part of their preparations for the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Slovakia are coming on the back of some excellent results at the end of the Euro qualifying group, which helped them to finish second which also contained Spain and  Ukraine. This will be their first Euro finals and head-coach Ján Kozák will be keen to oversee the preparations go well. Slovakia had won 7 of their 10 matches in the qualification stages and lost just twice. Since then, they are unbeaten in the four friendlies they played, winning 2 and drawing 2.

Georgia are the minnows of European football and they do not have a good record on bigger stage. They finished fifth out of six teams in the qualification stages, with 3 wins; 2 against Gibraltar, but one big surprise win against Scotland. They haven’t won in any of their last 4 matches, however they managed draws in the last two matches.

Slovakia: Predicted Line-up (4-3-2-1)

Kozacik – Salata, Skrtel, Svento, Pekarik – Gregus, Sabo, Hamsik – Stoch, Sestak – Nemec.

Georgia: Predicted Line-up (3-4-2-1)

Revishvili – Kvirkvelia, Amisulashvili, Kashia – Lobjanidze, Kankava, Ananidze, Navalovski – Kazaishvili, Okriashvili – Mchedlidze.

Slovakia vs Georgia: Prediction

The teams had met once in a friendly on February 2000, Georgia upset the odds and run deserved 2-0 win on that occasion. Both the goals came after the 80th minute of the match.

Slovakia vs Georgia: Prediction

Slovakia are coming in good spirits and they will be keep to win against a side of Georgia’s stature. But Georgia will be hoping to upset the odds once again and repeat the win they grabbed when the sides met for the only time in 2000. Moreover, they have made it a habit of frustrating their higher ranked oppositions by deploying ultra-defensive tactics.

Slovakia will be the clear favourites to win this one, but I believe a handicap bet includes a very high risk. Moreover, Slovakia have struggled to keep clean sheets in their recent outings and Georgia are very likely to net one of the counter.

And my score prediction for this match is Slovakia 2-1 Georgia.

Best Bet: Slovakia Win (FT) @ 1.64 (bet-at-home).
Risky Bet: Both Teams to Score @ 2.18 (bet-at-home).

Slovakia vs Georgia-Statistical Betting Prediction-27-May-2016
Slovakia vs Georgia: Statistical Betting Prediction