Slovakia vs Ukraine by Rainbow-Bet
Slovakia has impressed all in this EURO qualifying group, sits on a great 2nd place with 18 points on 7 matches. It's only the goal difference thats seperates them from group leaders Spain. Slovakia lost in their last match against excatly Spain, but they made a good attempt to try to get some points from Oviedo. Spain dominated the match as the time went by and won 2-0 well deserved. Both captain Martin Skrtel (defender) and Juraj Kucka (midfield) was suspended in that match, but both these important players are back to today's game.
Today's hosts are extremely strong on home ground in Bratislava, they've actually haven't seen a defeat in two years. The last defeat came back in September 2013 against Bosnia-Herzegovina (World Cup qualifying). After this defeat they've got 7 consecutive wins at home. Will play in a 4-2-3-1 formation today, and will also go for a win. Today's opponments Ukraine are breathing down the Slovakian backs, only three points behind. It will be a disaster for Slovakia to not get points out of this match.
They've got players with an eye for goals in the position behind their striker Nemec. Both Robert Mak (PAOK), Marek Hamsik (Napoli) and Miroslav Stoch (Bursaspor) are great finishers and could cause problems for Ukraine.
The away team Ukraine comes to this match in hope to gain some important points. Could qualify to EURO 2016 through «best 3rd» in their group, at the moment they're in a good position with 12 points (equal to Hungary and Croatia), but with one match less played. If they win today, they'll climb past Slovakia onto a 2nd place in group C.
There're a lot of similarities between these sides, both in formation, playing style and the type of players. Ukraine will also play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with a strong tank centre up top in Artem Kravets (Dynamo Kyiv). They also got players who scores a lot of goals behind him, Yevhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla), Oleg Gusev (Dynamo Kyiv) and Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv). The Ukraine squad are dominated by players from the country's three biggest clubs: Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dnipro. Has got 2 defeats so far in this qualifying, away against Spain (1-0) and home against today's opponemts Slovakia (0-1). The yellow from Ukraine are eager to revenge their defeat and to get important points today.
Slovakia has got important Martin Skrtel (centre back, Liverpool) and Juraj Kucka (defensive midfield, Milan) back from suspension. Vladimir Weiss is injured and not included in the Slovakia squad.
Denys Garmash (midfield) is suspended for Ukraine after a to yellow cards in the last match. He's by the way a very exciting player with a good potensial.
Hubocan – Salata – Skrtel – Pekarik
Pecovsky – Kucka
Stoch – Hamsik – Mak
Shevchuk – Rakitsky – Khacheridi – Fedechyj
Stephanenko – Rotan
Konoplyanka – Gusev – Yarmalenko
We think it will be an even match in Bratislava today. At the same time it's difficult to anticipate a match scenario from start. Slovakia will win today, they haven't lost in 2 years at home, and Ukraine is not the team to spoil those stats. Home win to a solid odds value is picked.
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