Slovakia vs Ireland - EURO 2020 Playoff B - Betting tips and game preview

Last updated: 23 Jan 14:32

The playoffs are the final battles for EURO 2020 place, and they are the last chance for eight teams to prove themselves. This applies entirely for the game between Slovakia and Republic of Ireland. The teams should be extremely concentrated in the forthcoming match in order to qualify for the European Championship and to make their fans proud. The football experts are wondering about naming a favourite to win the game, but the bookmakers give a little advantage for Slovakia. The game will take place at Slovakia' national stadium, so the host should have a bit more incentive to win this match. However, we are sure that if you read our EURO 2020 betting guide, you will notice that the home comfort on the playoffs is an important advantage but not crucial, because each team is motivated as never.

When does Slovakia vs the Republic of Ireland start? Thursday 8th October 2021 - 20:45 (CET)

Where the match will be played? - Bratislava - Tehelne Pole Stadium - capacity 23000.

Important Details


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.

Head to head statistic

The teams met each other five times since 2007. The interesting fact is that four out of five games have been finished as a draw. The only one victory in the clashes belongs to Ireland (1:0)

Slovakia - Republic of Ireland Betting Tips by

Predicting the winner of the game is not an easy task because both teams are with equal chances to qualify for the final playoff. However, it seems like Slovakia possesses a bit more positive advantages to continue to the final playoff. That's why our betting tip is Slovakia to win at odds around 2.15.

Betting Tip - Slovakia to win at odds around 2.15 (which are available at the majority of the bookmakers).

Other Tips and Betting odds

On our Market Place, you can find a significant number of different betting ideas suggested by our verified tipsters about the game between Slovakia and Ireland. Keep in mind that we are checking all tipsters, odds, and markets, in order to give you the best view for the upcoming game. We are very dedicated to our customers, and we are working non-stop to show you the best EURO 2020 odds, tips, predictions, and bookmakers' bonuses. Just scroll through our platform and find the worthiest tips, odds, and bonuses for your betting.

Next games

The winner of the game will play against the winner of the other playoff between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Northern Ireland.

This game will be the final and will determine who will participate in EURO 2020. Once the final's teams are confirmed, we will present you with betting tips and game preview.

12 November

Bosnia and Herzegovina/Northern Ireland vs Slovakia/Republic of Ireland - Betting tips and review are coming soon!


Teemu Maarela

Esports & Ice Hockey Specialist


Teemu is an enthusiastic Finn who spent his childhood around ice hockey and video games, and he has 10+ years of experience with sports betting industry. Teemu specialises in analysing esports and ice hockey games. He contributes to website in English, writing about his two passions - ice hockey and esports.
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