The Slovakian team does not look confident in qualifying for the European Championship. While Hungary have made a notable start and group favorites Croatia remain top of the pack, the Slovaks are in dire need of victory with only three points left on their account. Since the group dog Azerbaijan of the Slovak national team comes quite convenient.
Football Betting Tips Azerbaijan vs Slovakia
However, the Azerbaijanis are not to be underestimated in front of their home crowd and have already been able to beat Croatia in the previous European Championship qualifiers. In the case of Azerbaijan against Slovakia a tip on the guests as the right choice, odds of 1.80 will be paid out.
While the Azerbaijanis have already played a qualifying match last week, the Slovaks went to the dress rehearsal against Jordan, where the Slovakian team was able to shoot warm with an impressive 5-1 victory. In the away game in Baku Slovakia now need a win to equal Croatia and Hungary on points.
The Azerbaijanis as underdogs do not really have high hopes of qualifying for the European Championship in 2020. An Azerbaijan vs Slovakia prediction on the home team therefore does not seem to be the best option.
Azerbaijan – Statistics & Current Form
The Azerbaijanis have never been able to qualify for a World or European Championship in their history. This is unlikely to change this year either, as after two defeats in the first two qualifiers, the Azerbaijani selection is not looking good. In any case, in qualifying Group E, the Azerbaijani national team is the underdog. The debut was still a strong performance against Croatia and a relatively narrow defeat there was a bitter 1: 3 home defeat against Hungary in the last race. It was the third defeat in the last four internationals.
Previously, with a strong run of five games without defeat at the UEFA Nations League, the Azerbaijani selection has once again come to grips with the facts. Even coach Nikola Jurcevic, who has been working for the Azerbaijanis since February 2019, can not conjure up with the existing squad. After six home games without defeat ended the latest home series against Hungary.
Most valuable player in the squad of Azerbaijanis is midfielder Richard, who plays in the domestic league at Qarabag Agdam. In the current selection, only five players play outside the home league. With Rufat Dadashov and Dimitrij Nazarov also two legionaries are represented, which play in the German leagues. In the manageable Azerbaijani squad, no actor really stands out.
In the home defeat against Hungary, the defense of the Azerbaijanis was literally overrun. In the home game against Slovakia Azerbaijan will again face a strong offensive. If the defensive is again so vulnerable, Azerbaijan is likely to remain without a point win in the third qualifier.
Expected formation of Azerbaijan:
➠ Agayev – Krivotsyuk, Huseynov, Mammadov, Medvedev – Qarayev – Sheydaev, Nazarov, Richard, Madatov – Dadashov
Last matches from Azerbaijan:
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Azerbaijan vs. Hungary 1: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Azerbaijan vs. Lithuania 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Croatia vs. Azerbaijan 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Kosovo vs. Azerbaijan 4: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 17.11.2018 – Azerbaijan vs. Faroe Islands 2: 0 (Nations League)
Slovakia – Statistics & Current Form
Coach Pavel Hapal will not be satisfied with the debut in the European Championship qualifier. After the opening win over Hungary, there was an away wreck at the Welsh, despite a strong and competitive performance of his team. Statistically, the Slovaks had significantly more of the game, but in the end could not turn the early backlog and were sent home with a 0-1 defeat.
In the qualifier against Azerbaijan, there is now not much room for error. With an away win, Slovakia can equal Hungary and Croatia with six points in the account. The dress rehearsal before the Azerbaijani game won the Slovaks with an impressive victory over Jordan. The Hapal team gave Jordan five goals.
Lukas Haraslin also scored his first goal on his national team debut. Whether the 23-year-old from Lechia Gdansk against Azerbaijan will be in the starting eleven remains to be seen. Overall, Slovakia has been solid in the last few games and was never really playfully inferior. The UEFA Nations League suffered a relegation from league B after losing to the Czech Republic.
Pavel Hapal will have to go all-in against Azerbaijan in the away game. The group is certainly feasible for the Slovaks, but it must also be won against the underdog of the group. A point loss could significantly worsen the starting position for the Slovak selection. The presentation of the Azerbaijanis in the 1: 3 against Hungary will not have gone unnoticed by Hapal.
In the strong offensive of the Slovaks Hapal will do everything possible to punish the vulnerable defensive play of the opponent. With the 5-1 victory over Jordan, Slovakia has been able to shoot warm-up for the qualifier. The most valuable player in the Slovak squad is Milan Skriniar. In the offensive Hapal are next captain Marek Hamsik numerous strong options available. For an Azerbaijan against Slovakia tip on the guests wave odds of 1.80.
Expected formation of Slovakia:
➠ Kozacik – Hancko, Vavro, Skriniar, Pekarik – Kucka, Lobotka – Mak, Hamsik, Rusnak – Duda
Last matches of Slovakia:
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Slovakia vs. Jordan 5: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Wales vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Slovakia vs. Hungary 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Czech Republic vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 16.11.2018 – Slovakia vs. Ukraine 4: 1 (Nations League)
Azerbaijan vs Slovakia Direct Comparison
It will be the seventh duel of the two national teams. Slovakia leads the direct comparison with five wins, Azerbaijan, however, was able to win one. After five wins in a row, the series of Slovaks ended in the last duel against Azerbaijan. Before the 0-2 away break at Azerbaijan, the Slovaks could decide the two away games before 1-0. If things go so close again, Azerbaijan should be realistic against Slovakia’s expectations of under 2.5 goals.
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Slovakia need three points in the away game in Baku. Already in the game against the Welsh were the Slovaks playfully not inferior, but could not make up for the early 0: 1 deficit. Azerbaijan, on the other hand, had a strong start against Croatia and narrowly lost. However, Azerbaijan was barely able to build on the game against the runner-up and conceded a bitter home defeat against Hungary. If the team of Jurcevic does not increase significantly, the home game against Slovakia could end badly.
Key facts – Azerbaijan vs Slovakia tips
💭 Slovakia won the dress rehearsal 5-1 against Jordan ahead of the European Championship qualifier.
💭 Azerbaijan lost three of the last four internationals.
💭 With a win, Slovakia can catch up with Croatia and Hungary.
The offensive quality of the Slovaks was already proven in the friendly against Jordan. With five goals, the Slovakian selection for the important away game against Azerbaijan could shoot warm. Hapal is aware of how important the duel against Azerbaijan will be on the road to Euro 2020.
With a threesome, Slovakia will score equal points with Hungary and Croatia for the time being. After the weak performance of Azerbaijan we expect on Tuesday evening with a sovereign away victory of the Slovaks. In Azerbaijan against Slovakia betting odds of 1.80 for that tip.
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