class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>La Roja need a victory to guarantee their place in the last-16 of Euro 2020 and Goal is backing their run of low-scoring matches to continue
Spain face Slovakia in a must-win game in Group E of Euro 2020 on Wednesday afternoon at Estadio La Cartuja.
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Two draws from their opening two matches have left La Roja needing a win to secure their spot in the knockout stages, although a draw will also see them progress provided Poland do not beat Sweden in the other match.
Slovakia are currently ahead of Spain in the standings, having won their first game against Poland, and know that avoiding defeat is enough to qualify for the last-16.
Slovakia vs Spain Latest Odds
These two sides last met in qualifying for Euro 2016, with Spain recording a 2-0 win on home soil and losing 2-1 when they visited Slovakia.
Stefan Tarkovic’s side are huge outsiders this week, though, priced at 14/1 (15.00) by bet365 to claim three points.
La Roja, meanwhile, can be backed at 1/5 (1.20) with the draw at 11/2 (6.50).
Slovakia vs Spain Team News
Captain Sergio Busquets is available again following his positive coronavirus test that ruled him out of the early stages of the tournament, whilst Luis Enrique may opt to start Thiago and Chelsea’s Champions League winning defender Cesar Azpilicueta.
Slovakia remain without injured Ivan Schranz, while Denis Vavro is still unavailable after his positive coronavirus test.
Slovakia vs Spain Preview
Spain continue to struggle 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.
They will need to improve if they wish to progress and they should be able to take a step up against Slovakia, the lowest-ranked team in the group who have conceded in both of their games.
If La Roja continue to create promising openings then it is expected that goals will follow and they can claim the win they need, although opposing them to run wild make plenty of sense.
Five of Spain’s last seven matches at major competitions have seen fewer than three goals scored and there could be value in backing that run to continue.
Slovakia vs Spain Tips and Predictions
Spain to win and under 3.5 goals is priced at 5/6 (1.83) and looks like a logical option for a game Luis Enrique’s men must win, while under 2.5 goals is offered at 11/10 (2.10).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.