Kick-off: 1700, 23/06/2021
Stadium: Estadio de La Cartuja
Spain are making hard work of getting through Euro 2020 Group E but it seems almost unthinkable that they will not progress by beating Slovakia.
La Roja have dominated both games played so far but the lack of a killer instinct up front has cost them dear in two draws.
They simply cannot afford to take any chances here, so 17/10 for a home win by more than two clear goals is our first Slovakia vs Spain prediction.
A Look At Slovakia’s Betting Odds
Slovakia started out as outsiders to progress in this pool but began by upsetting 10-man Poland 2-1.
However, they failed to have a shot on target when edged out 1-0 by Sweden in a scrappy contest low on quality.
Head coach Stefan Tarkovic commented: “We will prepare very responsibly and I am sure we will show the same approach and attitude and then hopefully get a small miracle against Spain.
“I’m an optimist. It is important to believe in our dreams and maybe believe in miracles.”
Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka has done well at this tournament but is likely to find his net under siege in Seville.
Looking at the Slovakia vs Spain odds, we like 6/1 for La Roja to prevail 3-0.
A Look At Spain’s Betting Odds
Spain opened up with a goalless stalemate versus Sweden and then suffered more frustration in a 1-1 draw with Poland.
Alvaro Morata made amends for all of his misses against the Scandinavians when netting from close range on 25 minutes.
However, Poland hit the woodwork through Karol Swiderski before Robert Lewandowski clinically headed them level.
Gerard Moreno then hit the post with a penalty and Morata fluffed a great chance on the rebound while Wojciech Szczesny bravely denied the former Chelsea striker late on.
“We probably tried too hard and overdid things instead of creating clear-cut opportunities,” said Luis Enrique.
“Missing the penalty was a pity because it was at an absolutely crucial moment.
“I thought we would be able to impose ourselves more but we couldn’t.
“Perhaps we were the dominant team and if it was a boxing match, we would have won on points.”
Spain have been criticised for being too slow and ponderous in their build-up play but this is the same team which thrashed Germany 6-0 in a November Nations League match.
Morata opened the scoring in that contest and 11/4 for him to break the deadlock again here completes our Slovakia vs Spain betting tips.
Sweden 1-0 SLOVAKIA
SPAIN 1-1 Poland – Morata
Head-to-head: Spain 2-0 Slovakia, Slovakia 2-1 Spain, Slovakia 1-1 Spain, Spain 5-1 Slovakia
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