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Slovakia vs Russia Prediction & Match Preview


Slovakia vs Russia Prediction & Match Preview



30 March 2021 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET World Cup Qual

All eyes will be on City Arena Trnava when Slovakia and Russia face each other in the Group H derby. 

The Russians are leading the standings ahead of Tuesday’s football match, and given the number of absentees in the home team, away win should be considered. 

A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Artem Dzyuba, who scored a brace in the 2-1 win over Slovenia, but keep in mind that Valencia ace Denis Cheryshev remains sidelined with injury.

Slovakia kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a severely-weakened squad, and seeing that key midfielder Marek Hamsik remains on the sidelines, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Russians. 

It has to be noted that Stefan Tarkovic’s troops experienced all sorts of problems at the back in an embarrassing 2-2 draw with Malta.

Slovakia vs Russia: Head to Head

Teams Slovakia Russia played so far 7 matches.
Slovakia won 2 direct matches. Russia won 2 matches. 3 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.43 goals per Match.

Slovakia vs Russia: Prediction

Slovakia in actual season average scored 1.47 goals per match. In 14 (87.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (56.25%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Russia average scored 2.00 goals per match in season 2021. In 14 (87.50%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 12 (75.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Tarkovic will make a number of alterations to his Slovakia XI, potentially drafting in the likes of David Strelec and Robert Bozenik.

Jakub Holubek is also expected to feature at left-back, deputising for David Hancko, who sustained an injury against Malta.

Albert Rusnak may be drafted back into the starting lineup after being dropped for Saturday's fixture.

Russia midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk is in line to be handed a recall due to Aleksandr Golovin's early withdrawal versus Slovenia.

Cherchesov restricted veteran Yuri Zhirkov to 68 minutes at the weekend, possibly with the view of keeping the 37-year-old at left wing-back for this game.

Slovakia possible starting lineup:
Kuciak; Koscelnik, Valjent, Skriniar, Holubek; Hrosovsky, Kucka, Gregus; Rusnak, Bozenik, Mak

Russia possible starting lineup:
Shunin; Semenov, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov; Fernandes, Kuzyaev, Ozdoev, Miranchuk, Zhirkov; Zhemaletdinov, Dzyuba