Slovakia Vs England Matchday Preview
Euro Cup Game Lines & Prediction
By Sam Shan
The Group B clash between England and Slovakia is set up nicely. Both teams were slightly unlucky in their first game as England conceded a late goal against Russia to end the match with a draw.
Slovakia, on the other hand, conceded late in their opener and ended up losing their opener to Wales.
Both teams improved in their second match, Slovakia cruising to victory over Russia and England coming back from 1-0 to beat Wales 2-1 with the goals coming from substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge.
England fans will be hoping to see both of those starting against Slovakia after a disappointing two games for Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling. We can expect to see goals if they do get the nod from Roy Hodgeson.
England will dominate possession as they have done every game and Vardy's pace along with Sturridge's excellent finishing should prove too much for Slovakia to handle.
Marek Hamsik has been the standout player for Slovakia thus far and I expect him to be pivotal in their success yet again. He really does have it all. Eric Dier will have his hands full with Napoli's midfield maestro.
Man for man, England are much better and the moneyline of -140 is appealing. And despite being on four points, England have played very well and created lots of chances, so the moneyline looks like a good bet.
However, the Three Lions defense is the weakest aspect of their game and goalkeeper Joe Hart has not instilled much confidence, so expect Slovakia to score, meaning that both teams to score priced at +105 is another great bet.
The goal scorer markets will provide another great opportunity for bettors. However, I suggest you wait for the team sheet to be released. Back Sturridge and/or Vardy to score anytime if they get the starting nod.
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