Slovakia and Ireland will meet in the UEFA Nations League playoff. The winner of this clash will face either Bosnia & Herzegovina or Northern Ireland in the final battle for the place in the EURO. This will be a real treat for football fans.
October 8th, 2020 – 20:45
Slovakia vs Ireland Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Slovakia vs Ireland Predictions
Slovakia suffered a defeat by the Czech Republic, and they pulled out a draw against Israel. The hosts endured a similarly poor run of form in all competitions. Slovakia won just once in their last six international games in all competitions, and that victory came against Azerbaijan, 2-0. The home side fell to four places on the FIFA list, occupying the 36th spot, which is a solid position. Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was not included in the national team for the showdown with Ireland in Slovakia. Juraj Kucka plays well in Parma and is the starter in every match. He can play in several positions, and he is an excellent defensive midfielder. Erik Sabo is an experienced player, who does not allow his opponent to play much in the middle of the field, and is instrumental for the national team. Michal Duris enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and his and most significant strength is speed. Slovakia manager Pavel Hapal does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match, thanks to an utterly injury-free group to pick from.
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny heads into the game after taking over for Mick McCarthy in the summer. He was thrown into the fire in September in the UEFA Nations League. For now, he does not have great results with the national team, but he expects a better edition of his chosen squad. Kenny has called in a team mostly made up of Premier League and EFL Championship players. The problem with Kenny’s selection is the lack of quality forwards at his disposal. The visitors need greater depth in the attacking line, as they struggle to convert their chances into goals. They need to become more efficient in order to stand a chance to fight for the place in EURO. Aaron Connolly enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Adam Idah is a young striker who plays in Norwich, and he is expected to score as many goals as possible and bring joy to his nation. Stephen Kenny counts on all the players.
It will be a very interesting clash in which both sides will have the opportunity to proceed further. However, the guests have to make significant changes in their team, and that could be a chance for the host to take the victory.
We can expect a great fight between these two teams, and both should be able to score. One thing is for sure – football fans should enjoy this game.