Germany v Slovakia Betting: Defensive issues could lead to goals

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Joachim Low's side have yet to concede in France but our tipster thinks that there is value in backing both teams to find the net in Sunday's last 16 clash in Lille

Germany continue their quest to be crowned as European champions for a fourth time when they face Slovakia in the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Sunday evening.

Die Mannschaft's progress through the group stages was serene, with the world champions finishing top of Group C with seven points. Joachim Low's side have yet to concede a goal in this summer's tournament and they will be determined to preserve that proud record when they line up against Jan Kozak's charges at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Remarkably, Germany have progressed to the last four in each of the last five major tournaments and Betway offer just 2/5 (1.40) that Die Mannschaft take another step towards the semi-finals in a sixth successive campaign with a win. While they're odds on across the board, new Betway customers can back 4/1 (5.0) on Germany when opening a new account with the online bookmaker using the link below.

Slovakia, though, are certainly capable of making things tough for the Germans. Kozak's men recovered from a bitterly disappointing defeat against Wales in their opening match of the competition to claim a crucial 2-1 win against Russia, before securing their place in the knockout stages with a hard-fought goalless draw against England.

Whilst the underdog's defensive discipline against the Three Lions was admirable, they rarely offered an attacking threat against Roy Hodgson's side and a much more adventurous performance will be required if they are to pose a problem for Low's men.

Slovakia, though, will come into this match in confident mood, for they defeated the Germans in Augsburg in the build-up to this tournament and Kozak's team are chalked up at a chunky 9/1 (10.0) to repeat the feat here, while Betway go 100/30 (4.33) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.

Kozak's men scored from three of their four shots on target when these two teams locked horns last month, while Slovakia had found the net in eight of their 10 matches prior to Monday's draw with England.

Germany have chalked up three clean sheets in the tournament thus far, but Die Mannschaft's defensive unit was barely stretched by Ukraine nor Northern Ireland, while the world champions were fortuitous to shut out Poland.

Prior to the tournament, Germany managed just two clean sheets in 11 matches - one of those coming against lowly Gibraltar in qualifying for this competition - and any defensive deficiencies could be exposed by Kozak's outfit.

Both teams are capable of getting amongst the goals this weekend and punters are advised to take a chance on the juicy 17/10 (2.70) quote from Betway for goals to be scored at both ends.

The selection would have paid dividends in four of Slovakia’s last five matches at major tournaments and the 17/10 (2.70) quote on offer is worthy of support ahead of Sunday’s showdown.

Both teams to score at 17/10 (2.70) for a 1pt stake with Betway