To play the all-important final game of the group stage, two Group B contestants, England and Slovakia will face off with each other at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard of Saint-Etienne. The match will kick-off from 9.00 Pm Local Time and 00.30 IST and in this match preview we will talk about what the inside team news of both countries, where both the team stands before the match, probable starting lineup and their head-to-head stats. Apart from that, we have also mentioned the England vs Slovakia Online Streaming links so that you don’t have to face trouble watching this mega-clash on the internet.
After the crucial victory against Wales in the last game kudos to the Daniel Sturridge late winner, England is now is slightly better position in the group considering where they were after the first match against Russia. On the other hand, Slovakia has also made a superb comeback in their last match against Russia, thanks to the brilliance of their talismanic character Marek Hamšk, who scored and assisted en-route to the 2-1 win. England is currently grabbing the top spot of the group and even a point in this match will secure their berth in the next round. On the other hand, if Slovakia fails to win this match or does not earn at least one point from this match, their Round of 16 dreams will come under serious threat. So both the teams will play an attacking football in this match, and we hope we will be lucky be enough to witness a nail-biting entertaining match between these two sides. Before today, England and Slovakia have played each other 16 times, where the Three Lions 11 times and Slovakia won just twice. The last time these two sides met was back in 2009, in a friendly match at the Wembley, where England won by 4-0 and Rooney put the ball into the net two times.
England vs Slovakia Match Details
Date: Monday. 20th June 2016
Venue: Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne
Kick Off: 00.30 AM IST
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
England Team Details
England coach Roy Hodgson will try not to lose this match at any cost and so he will try to tighten his midfield and defence and also bring in some experienced players for this match. A source close to the English team tells us that Hodgson could opt for 5 changes in the starting lineup. Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, both players will be dropped for their miserable performances in the previous two matches and the two goal scorers of the last match, Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge will take their place. Apart from them, the youngster Dele Alli could also be benched and will be replaced by Arsenal star Jack Wilshere. The two side backs of the team, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose could also be rested ahead of their RO16 matches and Nathaniel Clyne along with Ryan Bertrand will feature in the first team.
There is no injury scar in the English team currently but the defender Gary Cahill should have to be cautious as he is already on a yellow card, and another yellow card means he will miss the next game if England manage goes through to knock-out phase of the competition. Manager Hodgson said that Slovakia is a very respectable opponent and England can’t afford to take them lightly.
England Probable Starting XI: Hart; Clyne, Smalling, Cahill, Bertrand; Dier, Wilshere, Rooney; Lallana, Vardy, Sturridge.
Misses next match if booked: Cahill
Slovakia Team Details
This is a massive game for Slovakia. They have to earn or snatch at least one point out of them else they will have to depend on the other teams to go past the group league barrier. Like their previous match, Marek Hamšk will have to take most of the responsibilities to take forward his team. The Napoli star has been involved in Slovakia’s last 4 goals (3 goals and 1 assist) and this stat proves how much value he holds for his team. In the midfield, Vladimir Weiss, Ondrej Duda and Robert Mak will complement him perfectly. The veteran defender and the captain of the team, Martin Škrtel has played most of his club career in Liverpool, so he has a pretty good knowledge about English football and his rival players in today’s game. Though there are no injury woes in the Slovakia team, 6 of their first team players are on the yellow card, and they could miss their next game with another yellow card, in the knock-out stage, if the team manages to go through. Coach Jn Kozk said that he could make some changes in the first XI and have to respect their opponent England as they are a team of real pedigree.
Slovakia Probable Starting XI: Kozčik; Pekark, Škrtel, Ďurica, Hubočan; Pečovsk, Kucka; Mak, Hamšk, Weiss; Nemec.
Misses next match if booked: Hrošovsk, Kucka, Mak, Škrtel, Weiss, Durica
England vs Slovakia: Our Prediction
Though England is slightly ahead on pen and paper, Slovakia will be more eager to win this match. So it is very hard to predict a winner of this match. According to our experts, the match will end with a 1-1 score-line, and if that happens, the Three Lions will surely go through to the next phase of this intra-continental football competition.
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