Slovakia vs Belarus by AlexisP
Competition: EURO 2016, Qualification
Ground: Štadión MŠK Žilina
Manager: Ján Kozák
Slovakia is very close to qualify to the Euro Cup for the first time since the separation of Czechoslovakia. It already qualified for a World Cup in 2010. During the last years the team it worked hard as a nation and we can see very good players featuring in Europe like Skrtel, Weiss, Stoch, Hamsik and Kucka. A win in today’s game means qualification. The difference from its opponent is great. There is much quality on this team and an easy win is expected for Slovakia. So far Slovakia lost only against Spain away and got a draw against Ukraine at home. All the other games had been successful and Slovakia won 19 points so far. In case that it fails on today’s game it will have the chance to qualify by winning Luxembourg on the last fixture.
Manager: Alyaksandr Khatskevich
By checking the squad of this team we can see that is not bad but we can’t see something amazing. So far it managed to collect 7 points by winning Luxembourg at home and FYROM away and getting a draw against Luxembourg away. Just by checking the results we can see that this team can not make another step forward. It’s not that easy of course. We have to take into consideration that Spain, Slovakia and Ukraine have world class footballers in their squads and this can be seen by the results that these teams have. Belarus can improve in the future however since they have good players that can improve.
Prediction: Belarus travels in Slovakia without any pressure but without any incentive. Slovakia on the other hand is one win away from qualification. They play at home and this is a good chance to win and finish everything. For sure Slovakia will participate in the play-offs but under these circumstances it will be considered as a big failure if they don’t qualify straight to the final tournament. Belarus seems unable to keep the forward line of their opponents away. It kept only one clean sheet so far and this took place on the game against Luxembourg at home. Slovakia is motivated and plays at home. It wants to win the game so that will not have any trouble on the last game. My choice is Slovakia to score two or more goals which has a higher price than the home win.
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|home goals over 1.5||Bet365||1.80||7||0-1 LOST (-7 units)|