Both this team will play their first game of Euro 2016 on June 11 at Matmut Atlantique , Bordeaux at 17:00.
Euro 2016 Wales Vs Slovakia Preview & Prediction
The Wales team has been a surprise package in this year’s Euro qualifiers, as this team finished as the second best team in their Group in qualifier round jut below the Belgium. This team has 21 points from 10 games and lost just 1 match and won 6 matches.
Wales team depends heavily on their star player Gareth Bale who has smashed 7 goals out of the 11 total goals that Wales has smashed in their 10 matches during the qualifying games and this team also has a solid defence as they only conceded 4 goals in the 10 matches.
But in their last four friendly matches, Wales conceded 8 goals and also lost 2 matches out of 4 matches and other 2 resulted in draw.
On the other hand, Slovakia was the stand out performer in qualifying stages as they finished second in their Group with 22 points under their belt just below the Spain. This team has won 7 matches , lost 1 and drawn the other 2 remaining matches.
This team ahs registered a win over Germany in 29 may 2016 by 3-1, this win has sent the strong message to the other teams that how good Slovakia team is and it will be tough to defeat the other teams in this tournament.
Slovakia depends heavily on their star player Marek Hamsik. This team also has some of the star international individuals in the form of Jan Durica, Joe Allen and Vladimir Weiss.
WALES PREDICTED LINEUP (3-5-2)
Hennessey- Davies, Williams, Chester- Taylor, King, Allen, Ramsey, Gunter- Bale, Voakes.
SLOVAKIA PREDICTED LINEUP (4-2-3-1)
Kozacik – Svento, Durica, Skrtel, Pekarik – Pecovsky, Kucka – Weiss, Hamsik, Mak – Nemec.
HEAD TO HEAD
The head to head between these two teams has been for a couple of times both in the qualifying stages of 2008 Euro.
Out of the 2 matches , both wales and Slovakia shared each win for their respective countries.
This 2016 Euro is the maiden Euro Championship for both these teams and neither of the team will be ready to face a defeat in their first match of 2016 Euro.
Although, Slovakia is in red hot form and has not less a single match in their last 8 matches and will be the favourite team against Wales.
But the return of Gareth Bale could prove to be the serious change in the fortune of wales and might surprise us with a serious win.
For me, Slovakia will be victorious in this match and will win this match by the margin of 2-1.