Slovakia vs Scotland
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Tuesday, 11th October 2016
Kick-off at 19:45 UK
Venue: City Arena, Trnava.
Slovakia have some catching up to do after suffering back-to-back defeats in the World Cup qualifying campaign. They started out with a narrow 1-0 loss to England in a match they were reduced to 10 men. In the second match at Slovenia, luck betrayed them once again as they lost by a similar score-line.
While a wasteful Scotland were held to a 1-1 draw by a hard working Lithuania on the matchday two. The Scots had an easy fixture on matchday 1 against the minnows Malta, which they won comfortably by a 5-1 margin.
Scotland are currently second in the standings with 4 points, same points as Slovenia on the third position. While Slovakia are yet to open their account and stay 5th in the table. England tops the group with 6 points from their 2 wins.
Slovakia vs Scotland: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first ever official meeting between Slovakia and Scotland in a football match.
Slovakia vs Scotland: Prediction
The Slovaks are not a bad side and the two fixtures they played so far in the group has been rather tricky. Yet the defeats were by narrow margin. But they have some substantial ground to cover as there is a 6 point gap with the league leaders England. They have a good home record with 10 wins from their last 15 matches. They have only lost twice during the period and one of them was in the group opener against England on September this year.
Scotland are a side who have 3 wins and 3 losses from their last six away fixtures. But two of those wins were against lower ranked sides like Gibraltar and Malta. And it is very evident that they do perform well against similar or higher ranked sides while playing away from home. Slovakia will be desperate for a win and expect them to give their 100% in this fixture and earn their first win of the campaign.
Slovakia vs Scotland: Betting Tips
- Slovakia to win at 2.25.