Slovakia vs Wales - 10/10/2019 Preview

Slovakia vs Wales should be one of the most important and interesting games in Group E of Euro 2020 qualification, which will be held at City Arena Trnava, at Trnava. Still, both national teams have great chances to be among qualifiers and even Croatia, group leader, is not sure about qualification. Read our thoughts about this thrilling Euro 2020 qualification Slovakia vs Wales match, here below.

Slovakia

FIFA Rating – 29

Slovakia plays far away from their peak of the best game. They were relegated to UEFA Nations League C after losing to Ukraine and Czech Republic. They show very unstable football, as playing Friendly games they can win over Denmark crushing them with 3:0 result, and then lose to Czech playing at home. On a peak of Marek Hamsik form and several others like Martin Skrtel and Miroslav Stoch, the team showed much better results and even were at highest FIFA rating in their history 14 in 2015.

At the moment, Slovakia stands at second place in Group E, 1 point away from Croatia, which is in 1st place. In last 5 appearances, they won 3 and lost twice to Croatia and Wales, strongest group opponents. Slovakia conceded in 4 out of their last 5 Euro2020 qualification games and obviously facing troubles in defence. There are several interesting players which can play against Wales and cause troubles to their opponents. They have a very mixed national squad with players from China and the USA. Most of them came from the top 5 European leagues and have lots of experience.

Predicted Slovakia line-up

Head Coach

Pavel Hapal;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Martin Dubravka;

Defenders

Peter Pekarik, Martin Skrtel, Milan Skriniar, David Hancko;

Midfielders

Marek Hamsik, Juraj Kucka, Stanislav Lobotka;

Strikers

Robert Mak, Albert Rusnak, Adam Nemec

Wales

FIFA Rating – 23

Wales playing far away from their best football. Since the 2018 year, Wales lost against Uruguay, Denmark, Spain, Albania, Croatia and Hungary in different competitions. They won only twice with more than 1 goal difference over Ireland and China. They surely facing troubles in defence and attack, so Euro 2020 qualification is a great opportunity to show the abilities team gained and take 3 very important points.

At the moment, Wales played 4 matches in qualification. The Dragons won over the Azerbaijan and Slovakia, unfortunately, lost to Hungary and Croatia. Now they at 4th place with 6 points. However, they have 1 game less than the others, so here they can use that advantage in the decisive rounds.

Several players just showed great form in clubs and should lead the team facing the next opponents in Euro 2020 qualification. Gareth Bale, Tom Lawrence and Aaron Ramsey look very strong and can be very dangerous playing against Slovakia and Croatia. We see very great chances at 10th of October playing against Slovakia, as Wales’ starts should show the true football and fight as strong as they can.

Predicted Wales line-up

Head Coach

Ryan Giggs;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Wayne Ward;

Defenders

Chris Gunter, Ashley Williams, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies;

Midfielders

Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Ethan Ampadu, Jonathan Williams, Gareth Bale;

Strikers

Tom Lawrence;

Slovakia vs Wales H2H

Wales already won 1:0 this year against Slovakia, playing at Cardiff City Stadium in second Euro2020 Qualification Round. Moreover, these teams met in the 2016 year Euro 2016 and then Wales were also stronger as won the game with 2:1 result and finished 1st in Group.

 

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