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

A home win is our tip, along with a 1-0 correct score. 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. 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.

In their two home games, Hungary have scored three goals and have created a respectable 3.00 expected goals. At the other end, theyve conceded just once, while they gave little away when beating Wales in their most recent home game. 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.

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.

Prediction correct score: 2 - 0

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?

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.

Their only away wins in World Cup qualifying were at San Marino and Azerbaijan, and this is a huge step up from those tests. The away side have a poor record in away trips, which was carried on with their loss to the Russians. The home side will be desperate to bounce back from their Ukraine defeat, and home comforts should give them a great chance to turn things around.

Saturdays home game is a chance for Slovakia to get things back on track, and make a possible tilt for top spot. 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. 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.

Hungary vs Slovakia Stats

The home side will be desperate to bounce back from their Ukraine defeat, and home comforts should give them a great chance to turn things around. The away side have a poor record in away trips, which was carried on with their loss to the Russians. Their only away wins in World Cup qualifying were at San Marino and Azerbaijan, and this is a huge step up from those tests.

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. A home win is our tip, along with a 1-0 correct score. 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.

Slovakia wonthe reverse fixture, but theyve since gone backwards and have struggled against decent opposition, while the opposite is true of the hosts. On this basis, Hungary appear to be slightly overpriced in the early betting and thus a punt on a home win is worthwhile. Against a side that created next to nothing against Croatia recently and who struggled to get going on the road in Wales, the Hungarians are backed to maintain their 100% home record in Group E.

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. 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?