In Group J of the Euro 2024 qualifying tournament, Slovakia and Portugal square off in a top-of-the-table match at Tehelne Pole in Bratislava on Friday.
While their hosts are only two points worse off and might surpass their more highly regarded rivals with a maximum this week. Roberto Martinez’s team has taken 12 of the 12 points that were on the table during a spotless start to the game.
Slovakia vs Portugal
With the hosts sitting second in the standings with 10 points and the visitors in first place with 12 points, this matchday five contest will take place at Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava. Slovakia have accelerated since their tedious 0-0 draw with Luxembourg to open the season. They have won their last three qualifiers to keep pace with the league’s top team, Portugal.
Slovakia will be pleased with their development thus far because two of those victories included a clean sheet. They’ve now gone seven games without losing in the Euro qualifiers thanks to this streak. Even their home record has been consistent, with the Slovakians going undefeated in their previous five home qualifiers for the Euros.
Portugal has triumphed in three of their past four encounters with Slovakia, and they are eager to extend this trend. They have won all four games thus far, becoming undefeated throughout the season. Portugal started out by defeating Liechtenstein 4-0 and Luxembourg 6-0. They maintained their momentum and defeated Bosnia 3-0 before defeating Iceland 1-0.
The visitors have been able to defeat their rivals thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s outstanding play. They have had, to put it mildly, excellent qualifying form, winning nine of their last 10 games while losing just once. The road record is identical, with nine victories out of their previous ten away Euro qualifiers
If Slovakia could earn a point, they would keep the lead for second place with a three-point advantage over Luxembourg in third place. As a result, the hosts, who are a strong defensive team at home, will likely line up to frustrate Portugal.
Slovakia has kept a clean sheet in each of their last three home games, including two at this Bratislava location.
Portugal can score a lot of goals on occasion, but on their most recent trip, they had to be satisfied with a 1-0 victory in Iceland. Despite the potential difficulty of the match, Roberto Martinez’s team is capable of continuing their unbeaten streak.
Recently, Slovakia’s defense has been strong. In the last five games, they have only given up one goal. Portugal, on the other side, has a 14:0 goal differential in four qualifying games. Portugal and Slovakia have faced off four times in history. At least one team failed to score in three out of the four games.
Tip: BTTS (NO) / Under 2.5 Goals
BTTS (NO) – ✅
Under 2.5 Goals – ✅
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