Slovakia vs Croatia
Slovakia face Croatia in the EC Qualification Round 5 match. The match will be played on Friday, September 6 from 7:45 pm UK at City Arena Trnava. We offer you today match predictions, below.
Slovakia have 6 points after 3 Group E matches and are in second place in the provisional standings. It all started with a 2-0 victory over Hungary at City Arena Trnava with goals scored by Duda and Albert Rusnák after an assist from O. Duda. However, it was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Wales at Cardiff City Stadium as the home side scored the new Premier League star and Manchester United D. James. However, in their second visit to the group, Pavel Hapal’s team scored a 5-1 victory over Azerbaijan as the big star of the team Marek Hamšík scored 2 goals.
Croatia are ranked 3rd after also 2 wins and 1 loss from their first three matches and an asset of 6 points. They started the qualifications with a difficult success 2:1 at home over Azerbaijan, leaving behind in the result but after goals by B. Barišić and A. Kramarić they reached the three points. However, a visit to Hungary was followed which was lost by 2:1 as Croatia led in the result with a hit by A. Rebić but then allowed a complete turn and lost to Groupama Aréna. Their third match of the group again ended with a score of 2:1 in their favor against Wales at the Stadion Gradski vrt in Osijek.
The two teams are direct competitors for the first two places in the group as their main rival will be Hungary and the tough Wales team also cannot be written off yet as they are very strong hosts. This will be the first official tournament clash between Slovakia and Croatia, so far the two teams have only met in Friendlies. The Blazers are in the class, but have lost their only visit so far and on the other hand, The Representatives have won at home to Hungary, who handled Croatia. In each of his three matches so far, Z. Dalić’s players have scored and are allowed to hit their necks, and I expect this trend to continue in the coming clash.
Today match prediction: Over 2,5 goals
Slovakia vs Croatia