Reasons for Scotland vs Slovakia Tip
Only the winner of this match is going to be satisfied after it’s ending. There is no room for calculations, no room for a draw here. Only three points are guaranteeing the staying in the race for the World Cup. Scotland and Slovakia will clash and decide which team is going to continue the pursuit for Russia. The Scottish national team was in a bad position just two months ago, and now they have a chance to reach the second spot. The Slovakians lost against England at Wembley, and that was something which we might expect. They knew that the game and Glasgow is going to be crucial for them.
The referee of this match is going to be Milorad Mazic, one of the best in Europe.
The home team hasn’t lost in the previous 5 games. With two draws and three victories, they managed to reach the situation from which they might clinch the second position. Scots are the masters of their destiny because they play against two direct opponents for the play-off place in the last two rounds. If they win on both occasions, the Tartan Army will be second.
During the triumphant streak, Scotland kept the clean sheets on three occasions, all three times in the qualifiers. When they play at home, the Scots are unbeatable, and in 4 games they have two wins and draws each. Three matches ended under 2.5 goals and that is the main characteristic of this team. Gordon Strachan prefers a harsh and hard battle in the midfield without many goal chances on both sides. However, in the previous three events, the hosts scored at least two goals.
As we mentioned, Slovakia lost in the previous round against England at Wembley, 1-2. But they were aware that this was not the game to collect all three points. Prior to this match, they had 5 straight wins in which they allowed only two goals. When playing away from home, the Slovakians had 2 wins and defeats apiece. Past 3 events ended with both teams to score and also over 2.5 goals. To be exact 5 most recent encounters they had, ended with over 2.5 goals, that is including the friendly games. It is something highly surprising for this national team because the trademark of their game in the past few years was the defense.
Scotland vs Slovakia Head to Head
The first game played in Trnava concluded completely in favor of the home team. Slovakia was better, and they smashed their opponent with 3-0.Robert Mak dominated throughout this contest scoring twice.
Overall in history, this was the only match between these two nations.
Scotland vs Slovakia Prediction and Betting Tips
There is a lot at stake here, and neither of the sides is going to risk anything in the first half. An early goal conceded would definitely be a huge setback. It is why we suggest playing a draw the half-time. The cautious approach will slow down the game, and there is a huge probability for this outcome to happen.
For the second bet, we would take a moderate number of goals. If we compare the recent performances of both teams, this sounds like something reasonable. Instead of predicting the winner which is extremely uncertain, focusing on goals is a better idea.