Betting Tips for Today: Goals galore likely in Nations League clash between Slovakia and Czech Republic

Neither side have a great record at the back but potent attacks means that there should be plenty of action in this crucial League B Group 1 match

Slovakia and Czech Republic meet on Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a must-win game for both countries in the Nations League

The pair both lost to Ukraine in their respective opening matches, meaning Andriy Shevchenko’s men lead Group 1 by six points, and this clash will go some way to deciding which side gets relegated.

It is Slovakia who are 11/10 (2.10) favourites with 888Sport to win this one and extend their unbeaten streak at home to eight games, whilst the draw can be backed at 47/20 (3.35). Czech Republic are available at 5/2 (3.50).

Patrik Schick Czech Republic

Taking Slovakia to win at 11/10 (2.10) seems the obvious bet, considering they have won six of their last seven home fixtures and have not lost there since a 90th minute Adam Lallana goal handed England victory over two years ago.

However, the 21/20 (2.05) quote on over 2.5 goals looks overpriced here considering neither side has a great record at the back but are certainly convincing enough going forward.

The hosts have scored in eight of their last nine matches in all competitions, failing only last time out in Ukraine, and netted 16 times in their last seven home matches.


They have also managed just a single clean sheet in their last six, which came against Denmark when a dispute between the Danish players and their Football Association meant that the Scandinavians fielded a team of amateur and futsal players.

Meanwhile, the Czechs have scored in eight of their last ten matches and in five of their last six away from home, so should have no problem getting on the scoreboard against a shaky Slovak defence.

As well, they have managed a clean sheet against only Nigeria, Qatar, San Marino (twice), Lithuania and Azerbaijan in their last 20 matches.

The 21/20 (2.05) shot on both teams to score from 888Sport, then, looks an appealing bet and is a joint industry-best price ahead of this clash on Saturday.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at 21/20 (2.05) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport

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