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Slovakia vs Spain Prediction And Odds

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Slovakia vs Spain Prediction And Odds

Spain will square off with Slovakia in their final Euro 2020 game in Seville on Wednesday evening - with a place in the last-16 on the line.

Incredibly, Spain are still aiming for their first win during this summer's European showpiece - and they will need to make a statement tonight or face the risk of being dumped out of the competition entirely.

La Furia Roja's preparations for the tournament were hit by the coronavirus pandemic and it appears that has impacted their performances, too, despite playing on home soil.

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Spain are still aiming for their first win during this summer's European showpiece
Spain are still aiming for their first win during this summer's European showpiece

Luis Enrique's men were frustrated in a goalless draw against Sweden in their opener, before being held 1-1 against Poland last time out.

Spain will know that their saving grace is victory this evening and three points in Seville will safely take them through to the knockout stages.

A draw would see them finish third, but that result coupled with a Poland win over Sweden would mean an early exit.

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As for Slovakia, they would reach the last-16 if they win, or a draw would do coupled with Sweden not losing.

With the group stages now reaching its conclusion, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Slovakia vs Spain to get your teeth stuck into.

Slovakia vs Spain betting tips & predictions

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Slovakia are 18/1 to win, with Spain priced at 1/6 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 6/1.

Prediction: 0-2 (9/2)

Under/Over Goals: Spain and Under 2.5 Goals in match (2/1)

Spain have struggled for a clinical edge in the final third, having created plenty of chances in their two matches, but scoring just one goal at the tournament so far.

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To put it simply, they need to win in order to guarantee their place in the last-16 - and we're backing their run of low-scoring matches to continue.

Spain have struggled for a clinical edge in the final third so far during the competition
Spain have struggled for a clinical edge in the final third so far during the competition

Despite the lack of clear-cut chances, they should still make light work against Slovakia this evening.

So far, much like Spain, Slovakia have not performed well and now go up against - on paper at least - the most difficult test of the group stage.

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We're expecting a comfortable victory for the hosts here, unless Spain are, yet again, their own worst enemy - but don't expect a flurry of goals.

First Goalscorer: Gerard Moreno (3/1)

Gerard Moreno was prolific for Villarreal last season notching 30 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions.

However, the star forward is yet to get off the mark at Euro 2020 - but this evening could very well be the game for it.

Gerard Moreno comes into the tournament off the back of a 30 goal season with Villarreal
Gerard Moreno comes into the tournament off the back of a 30 goal season with Villarreal

Spain are currently winless in Group E and will look to make a statement on home soil this evening - and who better than Moreno to give Spain that much-needed boost with a goal or two?

Interestingly, Chelsea are said to be monitoring the progress of the 29-year-old at the competition and a goal this evening will surely ping on the Blues' radar.

Request A Bet: Morata & Moreno 2+ shots on target each (6/4)

Spain were free-scoring during qualifying, registering on 31 occasions in ten outings, and they also proved tough to break down with just five conceded.

However, five of Spain's last seven matches at major competitions have seen fewer than three goals scored.

With the knockout stages now on the horizon, though, we reckon Spain might get into gear and that will surely mean more chances on goal in the process.

Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno will look to make a statement against Slovakia
Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno will look to make a statement against Slovakia

With that said, look no further than Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno - Spain's biggest threats in front of goal.

The odds are short, but La Furia Roja could capitalise on a sometimes-shaky Slovakian defence - and we're backing Morata and Moreno to take full advantage of just that.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Slovakia team news

Slovakian boss Stefan Tarkovic has no fresh worries going into this evening's game.

Denis Vavro, however, is still ruled out due to self-isolation after he tested positive for COVID-19 and the injured Ivan Schranz will likely miss out again.

Spain team news

Luis Enrique's Spain will be bolstered by the return of experienced midfielder Sergio Busquets from self-isolation.

With Manchester City's Rodri having picked up a booking against Poland, it is likely that he will fall to the bench to make way for the 32-year-old.

Enrique may also opt to start Thiago and Chelsea's Champions League-winning defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

Topics: Euro 2020, Spain

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