For Spain, a win against Slovakia is enough to qualify for the next round. It is also followed that a tough start to the tournament in Group E.
La Roja had been expected to breeze through a group full of tenacity but relatively low on quality. Luis Enrique’s men now face a real fight to even make it into the last-16. They were drawing their opening two games against Sweden and Poland.
The saving grace for Spain is that they know victory on Wednesday in Seville will take them through to the knockouts. A draw would see them finish third. Also, if that result coupled with a Poland win over Sweden would mean an early exit.
As for Slovakia, they would reach the last-16 if they win. At least a draw would do coupled with Sweden not losing.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
Slovakia vs ESP is scheduled for a 9.30 pm IST kick-off on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
The match will be held at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.
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Where to watch Slovakia vs Spain
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sony Six, Sony Ten 2.
Live stream: Jio Tv, Sony Liv
Slovakia vs Spain team news
Cesar Azpilicueta has not played so far. But there is a clamor in Spanish media for him to return. Also, they want to provide leadership to him. They want to allow Marcos Llorente to resume his usual attacking role. Till now he is playing as right back.
Captain and midfielder Sergio Busquets missed in Spain’s first two games due to testing positive for Covid-19 but is set to return here.
Slovakia vs Spain predicted lineups
Slovakia XI: Dubravka; Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Hrosovsky; Haraslin, Hamsik, Mak; Duda
ESP XI: Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Pau Torres, Gaya; Llorente, Busquets, Thiago; Gerard Moreno, Morata, Traore
Dubravka, Duda, Hubocan, Weiss (Slovakia) and Pau Torres, Rodri (Spain) will miss the next game if they are booked here.
Slovakia vs Spain prediction
The pressure is on ESP to deliver, but they must find their shooting boots in Seville. Spain should win the match easily but also we can’t tale Slovakia easily.
Slovakia 0-1 Spain
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Spain wins: 4
Slovakia wins: 1