Slovakia vs Ireland
Date: Thursday, 8 October 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadion Tehelne Pole, Bratislava.
One of the most interesting EURO Qualifying Playoffs this Thursday is taking place in Bratislava.
Slovakia welcomes Republic of Ireland, with both teams having really solid squads worthy of participating on the big scene next year.
In our opinion, winner of this clash has big chance to make it through the finals as Bosnia or Northern Ireland are not looking strong at the moment.
In terms of the odds hosts are warm favorites for the win at 2.45 rate, while chances for the Irish to achieve the same are slightly lower at 3.00.
Slovakia vs Ireland Head-to-head
There were five head to head duels between these two teams in the past. Slovakian fans are still waiting to celebrate first victory against the Irish.
A big majority of games so far ended without a winner (four), while Ireland won one encounter.
The total number of goals scored in abovementioned duels is 11, which averages 2.20 per duel.
The most recent h2h clash took place in March 2016 in Cardiff. Full-time result was 2-2 FT.
Slovakia vs Ireland Prediction
In our opinion, Slovakia are nowhere close to the quality that got them to World Cup and EURO 2016 qualification. Players like Marek Hamsik are no longer playing international football, and general feeling is team lacks true leader.
The most recent result are not looking promising as well. Slovakia were defeated at this stadium to Czech Republic quite convincingly 1-3 FT, followed by slightly better appearance and a 1-1 draw against Israel.
Ireland are also struggling with results, having won only one out of the last six games. This squad definitely has a lot of experience when it comes to playing playoff matches. They made it to WC thanks to the playoff wins against Bosnia.
Coach Stephen Kenny is surely not happy with a recent loss to Finland though. Still, we are backing Irish to advance to the finals in a low scoring affair.
Slovakia vs Ireland Bet Tips
Ireland to qualify @ 2.00
Under 1.5 goals @ 2.62.