England vs Slovakia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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England vs Slovakia Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The top two teams of the World Cup qualifying group F will square off on Monday night, as England welcome Slovakia at the Wembley Stadion. England picked up a comfortable 0-4 victory on the road at Malta on Friday night thanks to a brace from Harry Kane and two other goals from Ryan Bertrand and Danny Welbeck. Meanwhile, Slovakia won 1-0 at home against Slovenia, with Adam Nemec scoring the winner with just nine minutes to go. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

England are hot favourites to win here, but they only picked up a narrow 0-1 victory in the reverse fixture. Slovakia are on a great run of form at the moment as they have won their last five qualifiers and have scored at least two goals in each of these. I’m expecting Slovakia to get on the scoresheet here and I’m also backing them to cover the handicap.

Asian Handicap +1.5 on Slovakia at 4/6

Both teams to score - Yes at 5/4

England saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

England have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 6 games against Slovakia

Slovakia saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

England Form Guide

England Team Logo

England

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
D H

27-03-2018

Friendlies

Italy Team Logo Italy

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-06-2018

Friendlies

Nigeria Team Logo Nigeria

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

07-06-2018

Friendlies

Costa Rica Team Logo Costa Rica

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-06-2018

World Cup Grp. G

Tunisia Team Logo Tunisia

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-06-2018

World Cup Grp. G

Panama Team Logo Panama

FT 6 - 1

(HT 5 - 0)

L H

28-06-2018

World Cup Grp. G

Belgium Team Logo Belgium

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

03-07-2018

World Cup 1/8 Finals

Colombia Team Logo Colombia

FT 4 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

World Cup Quarter Finals

Sweden Team Logo Sweden

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

11-07-2018

World Cup Semi Finals

Croatia Team Logo Croatia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-07-2018

World Cup Bronze Match

Belgium Team Logo Belgium

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Slovakia Form Guide

Slovakia Team Logo

Slovakia

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

01-09-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. F

Slovenia Team Logo Slovenia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-09-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. F

England Team Logo England

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-10-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. F

Scotland Team Logo Scotland

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-10-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. F

Malta Team Logo Malta

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-11-2017

Friendlies

Ukraine Team Logo Ukraine

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-11-2017

Friendlies

Norway Team Logo Norway

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-03-2018

Friendlies

U.A.E. Team Logo U.A.E.

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-03-2018

Friendlies

Thailand Team Logo Thailand

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

31-05-2018

Friendlies

Netherlands Team Logo Netherlands

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

04-06-2018

Friendlies

Morocco Team Logo Morocco

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

England Preview

England added another three points to their tally on Friday as they beat Malta 0-4. Despite the score, England have struggled against the minnows as they were unable to score in the first half and had to wait until the 86th minute or later before adding to Harry Kane’s opener. The Three Lions currently sit at the top of the group F table with 17 points under their belts after seven rounds, just two points clear of their Monday’s opponents Slovakia. This is England’s toughest challenge of the games that they have left, and three more points here would leave them sitting far more comfortably. England can count on their home form ahead of this clash as they are undefeated in four games across all competitions at the moment, scoring at least two goals in each of these. They have won their all three World Cup qualifiers during this campaign, conceding none in the process. Furthermore, England have won their both home meetings with Slovakia across all competitions, scoring six and conceding once in this term. Harry Kane has been England’s most prolific player in front of goal throughout this qualifying campaign, having scored three goals in his three appearances, including his brace against Malta on Friday.

England Team News

Eric Dier is available for selection after serving his suspension on Friday. Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah are both vying for their senior cap, although it’s likely to come from the bench. Michael Keane, Daniel Sturridge and Jermaine Defoe were among the unused substitutes last Friday.

Slovakia Preview

Slovakia kicked off this World Cup qualifying campaign with back-to-back 1-0 defeats at the hands of England and Slovenia, but they bounced back with five consecutive victories since then. The Slovaks enter the fray on the back of a narrow 1-0 home win over Slovenia on Friday night, with Adam Nemec scoring the winner late in the game. They still second in the group F table, but they are now just two points behind the current leaders England. Scoring goals haven’t been a problem for Slovakia during this campaign as they are the group’s second topscorers with 13 goals under their belts after seven rounds. Adam Nemec has enjoyed an excellent World Cup qualifying campaign, as he is the team topscorer with four goals in his four appearances. Away from home, Slovakia have endured a mixed run of form over the past year and a half, registering four wins, five defeats and one draw in their last ten away games across all competitions. The good news is that Slovakia have picked up victories in their most recent two away qualifying games, scoring at least two goals in each of these. They are winless in five meetings with England, but they did well to secure a nil-nil draw in the Euro 2016 group stage and only lost 0-1 at home in the reverse fixture of this qualifying campaign.

Slovakia Team News

Jan Durica and Martin Skrtel both return after missing the Slovenia games through suspension.

England Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Slovakia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

England vs Slovakia Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joe Hart 196 89
3 RB Ryan Bertrand 179 85
6 CD Phil Jones 180 71
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
5 CD Gary Cahill 193 86
7 CM Marcus Rashford 180 70
4 CDM Jordan Henderson 182 67
10 CM Dele Alli 188 80
11 CM Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 180 70
8 CDM Eric Dier 188 90
9 CF Harry Kane 188 86
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Martin Dubravka 190 80
2 LB Peter Pekarik 176 70
3 CD Martin Skrtel 193 81
4 CD Jan Durica 187 86
15 RB Tomas Hubocan 184 70
20 CM Robert Mak 179 78
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
7 CM Vladimir Weiss 173 71
14 CDM Milan Skriniar 186 80
22 CDM Stanislav Lobotka 170 64
11 CF Adam Nemec 190 84