Tip Wales - Slovakia
Despite all the promise they hold, Wales have been somewhat underachievers, though they managed to go to the latter stages at Euro 2016, courtesy of some good shows by their senior players, and they will be aiming at the same this time too. Their first qualification match comes against a team already with the psychological edge, having picked a win in the opening round but Wales will have the advantage of extended rest, having faced Trinidad at home on Wednesday, a day before the Slovaks played Hungary. Wales take to this game a patchy run, having won just six of their last 15 matches. However, in Euro Cup qualifiers, they have lost just once in 12 matches, while they are unbeaten in seven home matches in Euro Cup qualifiers and have five clean sheets in the same run. Slovakia are strong in their own respect as well; they have picked two straight wins in Euro Cup qualifiers heading to this game, and have lost just two of their last 12 Euro Cup qualifying games. They have two losses and seven wins in their last 10 away matches in Euro Cup qualifiers and will definitely be formidable opponents to Wales. This match has been a high scoring affair, looking at the three previous meetings, the last two of which Wales won after falling to Slovakia in the very first. The three matches have produced 16 goals, evenly distributed between the two sides.
Key points Wales - Slovakia
Slovakia have seven wins in their last 10 away Euro Cup qualifying matches.
Each of the three meetings between these two nations has produced over 2.5 goals.
Wales are unbeaten in seven Euro Cup qualifiers.
Conclusion Wales - Slovakia
This is going to be an interesting encounter; Wales have had a longer rest and are good at home but Slovakia aren’t pushovers either, and their win in the opening round of qualifiers will give them the mental edge. The two nations have met three times and scored 16 goals; we expect this to stay the same way so a bet of over 2.5 goals with the potential of the game ending in a draw will be sufficient here.
Wales Slovakia Prediction published on March 22, 2019