Latvia (W) (@14.0) vs Slovakia (W) (@1.1)
05-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Slovakia (W) will win

Latvia (W) – Slovakia (W) Match Prediction | 05-10-2019 12:00

After all, they were solid in World Cup qualifying, and they have enough quality to pull off a strong finish in this group. The hosts were handed a win on a platter last time out, as they crushed Denmark 3-0 in a friendly. Saturdays home game is a chance for Slovakia to get things back on track, and make a possible tilt for top spot. However, that was against a second string Danish side, and they were brought back to earth with a 1-0 loss away to Ukraine days later.

However, that was against a second string Danish side, and they were brought back to earth with a 1-0 loss away to Ukraine days later. After all, they were solid in World Cup qualifying, and they have enough quality to pull off a strong finish in this group. The hosts were handed a win on a platter last time out, as they crushed Denmark 3-0 in a friendly. Saturdays home game is a chance for Slovakia to get things back on track, and make a possible tilt for top spot.

Prediction Slovakia - Latvia

The Slovaks did beat whipping boys Azerbaijan, but beating a side of such low quality isnt exactly something to shout about. On that occasion, they failed to get involved offensively, creating 0.37 expected goals, while they simply didnt compete at the back. On Friday night, the Slovaks slumped to defeat at home against Croatia, losing by four goals to nil.

They were no match for Northern Ireland in qualifying, and streets behind Germany. That was followed by a hammering against Russia, which really laid out the Czechs problems. The visitors did win against Nigeria in a pre-World Cup friendly, but they barely challenged for a place in Russia themselves. The visitors had a terrible time in September, losing at home to Ukraine in their Nations League debut. Will things improve for them in the Nations League? That doesnt seem likely on recent evidence.

As it was their turn to sit out on Friday night, Hungary saw Croatia go above them in Group E on goal difference. The Slovaks need to bounce back after receiving a hammering from Croatia last time out. With Wales creeping up behind, the Hungarians will be looking to continue moving in the right direction by beating a downbeat Slovakia side.

Prediction correct score: 2 - 0

Both Slovakia and the Czech Republic lost their opening matches in this competition to Ukraine, which has pushed them onto six points, putting them comfortably clear at the summit. Can either of them claim their first Nations League win, and ignite their hopes of finishing top? Ukraine are the early frontrunners in Group 1 in the second tier of the UEFA Nations League. While they look destined for promotion to the top tier, thats left both Slovakia and the Czech Republic worried about relegation.

While they look destined for promotion to the top tier, thats left both Slovakia and the Czech Republic worried about relegation. Can either of them claim their first Nations League win, and ignite their hopes of finishing top? Both Slovakia and the Czech Republic lost their opening matches in this competition to Ukraine, which has pushed them onto six points, putting them comfortably clear at the summit. Ukraine are the early frontrunners in Group 1 in the second tier of the UEFA Nations League.

With Wales creeping up behind, the Hungarians will be looking to continue moving in the right direction by beating a downbeat Slovakia side. The Slovaks need to bounce back after receiving a hammering from Croatia last time out. As it was their turn to sit out on Friday night, Hungary saw Croatia go above them in Group E on goal difference.

Head to Head

At the other end, theyve conceded just once, while they gave little away when beating Wales in their most recent home game. In their two home games, Hungary have scored three goals and have created a respectable 3.00 expected goals. Theyve not always dominated,and havent always been that easy on the eye, but Hungary have developed a habit of keeping themselves in games before edging ahead.

While they look destined for promotion to the top tier, thats left both Slovakia and the Czech Republic worried about relegation. Ukraine are the early frontrunners in Group 1 in the second tier of the UEFA Nations League. Both Slovakia and the Czech Republic lost their opening matches in this competition to Ukraine, which has pushed them onto six points, putting them comfortably clear at the summit. Can either of them claim their first Nations League win, and ignite their hopes of finishing top?

That great run should continue in this clash, so were backing them to claim all three points and put the Czechs in a really difficult position. Slovakia have won six of their last seven home matches, and they managed to win their last four World Cup qualifiers at home to nil. A home win is our tip, along with a 1-0 correct score.