If Slovakia wants to be involved in the future tournament, definitely the team has to give a bit more than what they showed on the qualifications. The whole country expects that their national team will be highly motivated to play at a third consecutive major tournament (after EURO 2016 and World Cup 2010). The team finished third in its group as it won four games, made one draw, and lost three matches. The squad is composed by experienced players such as Skriniar from Inter, Kucka from Parma, and the former Napoli's player Hamsik, who definitely possesses enough skills to help their team to win the game. The squad scores as regularly as it receives goals (13:11 in the qualifications), so you can check the market Over 2.5 goals on our Odds Comparison, which can be considered as something valuable for your betting.
Republic of Ireland
To be at the European finals is a primary goal for Ireland's coach and football legend Mick McCarthy and his team. That's why The Green Army will travel to Bratislava with hopes to win this game and then the final playoff. Ireland finished third in its qualification group (won three games, made four draws, and lost only one match) and missed to qualify directly for the tournament. Definitely, the team's defence is solid as confirmation for that we have to mention that it received only five goals out of eight qualification games. If the defence can keep Slovakia's attacker Marek Hamsik away from the goal line, Ireland would increase its chances to win.