The group B of the EURO 2016 is opened by the match between Wales and Slovakia. Both teams put all of their hope to their top players. Who is Gareth Bale playing for Wales and Marek Hamsik playing for Slovakia. Kick-off on the 11th of June is at 6 p.m..
Current performance of Wales
Wales is also one of the surprising participants of the EURO 2016. Like other teams nearly nobody would have guessed that Bale & Co are playing at the EURO 2016. However Chris Coleman and his team have fixed the second position at their qualification group behind the winner of the group Belgium. One fact beside: The offensive play has been not very good from Wales. In ten matches they only scored eleven goals and this means they have the second least of the group. Only the rear light Andorra has scored less goals, well they didn’t score any goals. After they have passed the qualification the performance at the test matches could have been better. The match against Norther Ireland only ended in a drawn and they even lost the match against the Ukraine. In November 2015 they also lost against the Netherlands with a score of 2:3. Their last victory has been in October 2015 against Andorra on the last day of qualification with a score of 2:0. It seems as if they have to find their power again. At least they have the opportunity to play a good rehearsal against Sweden on the 5th of June.
Current performance of Slovakia
Although they have played in a strong qualification group the team from Slovakia has finished it on the second position. Behind the title holder Spain but before the Ukraine they fixed the participation of the EURO 2016. On the contrary to Wales the test matches from Slovakia haven’t been that bad. The match against Latvia in March ended without any goal and the away match against Ireland also ended in a drawn. On the 27th of May they finally celebrated a victory against Georgia with a score of 3:1. Only two days later they made a sensation they have been able to beat the current world champion Germany. The team of Jan Kozak even made up the backlog. Scorer of the goal was Marek Hamsik. Beside him there is another top player at the Slovakian team it’s the Liverpool-defence player Martin Skrtel. On the 4th of June they have a final preparation match against Northern Ireland. They already have reached a big goal by hitting the final rounds because two years ago in Brazil they only have been part of the audience as well as at the last EURO in 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine. Nonetheless at the world championship in 2010 they even reached the eighth finals.
Betting tip for this match
This will be an interesting match with no clear favourite. While Wales has the better solo players, Slovakia was able to convince with their performance at the latest test matches. In the end the match will be decided because of little things. We think that none of both teams will be able to celebrate a victory in this match. That’s why our tip is : Tip x!