Slovakia vs Azerbaijan Prediction 22.09.2022

Slovakia

Slovakia

1 : 2

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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  • Competition: UEFA Nations League
  • Date: 22nd September 2022
  • Kickoff: 18:45 UTC
  • Venue: Stadion Antona Malatinskeho

Second-placed Slovakia will take on third-placed Azerbaijan in the UEFA Nations League Group C3. The home side faced two shockers as they were beaten by Kazakhstan twice in the space of a few weeks to reduce them to a second spot. On the other hand, Azerbaijan broke their own winless streak by beating Belarus by two goals to nil in the previous game week. Mathematically, Slovakia still holds a chance to qualify for the eliminators in the Nations League, being just 4 points behind Kazakhstan. So, the hosts will be hoping to put in a massive performance on Thursday night in an attempt to close the gap with the leaders - thus making them the favourites to win this tie.

Slovakia vs Azerbaijan Betting Tips

Slovakia have won every time they have played Azerbaijan in the past. That makes it 5 wins from 5 clashes now, of course with no clean sheet maintained by the men from Baku. An important factor to consider though that both sides have struggled to score in recent times. A focus on a defensive approach has led to under 2.5 goals being scored for Slovakia in 5 of the last 6 games and for Azerbaijan in each of their last 6 International ventures. We are pretty sure that this game will end in either a 1-0 or a 2-0 win for Slovakia, making an ACCA of a home win and under 2.5 goals our best tip for this tie.

  • Best Tip: Home / Under 2.5
  • Prediction: 2-0

Slovakia vs Azerbaijan Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Slovakia

    1 : 2

    Azerbaijan

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Slovakia

    2 : 0

    Azerbaijan

    Euro Qualification

  3. Azerbaijan

    1 : 5

    Slovakia

    Euro Qualification

Slovakia

Slovakia Team News

Despite putting in the best individual performances in Group C3, Slovakia still failed to materialize it into results against Kazakhstan. When we talk about their best players, midfielder Matus Bero leads the ranks when it comes to goal contributions (2). His midfield compatriot, Albert Rusnak, has been exceptional in creating chances for the advanced players. Rusnak makes an average of 2.8 key passes every game, which is 0.5 key passes more than any other player in the team. Defensive stalwart Peter Pekarik is Slovakia's most valued defender with an average rate of 2 interceptions per 90 minutes, which is more than double the rate of any other player in the team. Bero, Rusnak and Pekarik will be our three Slovakia players to watch on Thursday night.

Last matches of Slovakia

  1. Slovakia

    1 : 2

    Azerbaijan

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Finland

    0 : 2

    Slovakia

    Friendly International

  3. Norway

    2 : 0

    Slovakia

    Friendly International

  4. Malta

    0 : 6

    Slovakia

    WC Qualification Europe

  5. Slovakia

    2 : 2

    Slovenia

    WC Qualification Europe

Slovakia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Marek Rodák

Defenders

  • 7

    Kristián Vallo

  • 5

    Ľubomír Šatka

  • 14

    Milan Škriniar

  • 16

    Dávid Hancko

Midfielders

  • 21

    Matúš Bero

  • 22

    Stanislav Lobotka

  • 8

    László Bénes

Forwards

  • 17

    Martin Regáli

  • 9

    Róbert Boženík

  • 18

    Erik Jirka

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Team News

It always sounds troubling when your best player in the team is your goalkeeper. Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev has been the reason why Azerbaijan have at least a decent goal difference rate of negative one. Mahammadaliyev has been helped by his fellow defensive compatriot, Bedavi Huseynov, who intercepts 2.7 key passes every game which is the most in the current squad. Emin Makhmudov has taken the baton of creating chances for his teammates. Makhmudov makes 2.3 key passes per 90 minutes, out of which Azerbaijan score at least 0.5 times. The goalscoring records have been bleak. Forward Mahir Emreli has 2 goals and assists in the Nations League this year, which is just 1 more goal contribution than Ramil Sheydaev. Mahammadeliyev, Makhmudov and Sheydev will be our three Azerbaijani players to watch in this game.

Last matches of Azerbaijan

  1. Slovakia

    1 : 2

    Azerbaijan

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Azerbaijan

    0 : 1

    Latvia

    Friendly International

  3. Malta

    1 : 0

    Azerbaijan

    Friendly International

  4. Azerbaijan

    2 : 2

    Qatar

    Friendly International

  5. Azerbaijan

    1 : 3

    Luxembourg

    WC Qualification Europe

Azerbaijan lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev

Defenders

  • 6

    Hojjat Haghverdi

  • 4

    Bahlul Mustafazada

  • 15

    Bedavi Huseynov

  • 3

    Elvin Dzhafarquliyev

Midfielders

  • 20

    Richard Almeida

  • 14

    Eddy Silvestre

  • 21

    Ozan Kokcu

  • 8

    Emin Makhmudov

  • 11

    Ramil Sheydaev

Forwards

  • 9

    Renat Dadaşov

3 Reasons why this game will end in a Slovakia win and Under 2.5 goals

  1. Slovakia have won every meeting with Azerbaijan in the past
  2. 5 of Slovakia's last 6 games have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored
  3. Each of Azerbaijan's last 6 games have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored

Main prediction Slovakia - Azerbaijan

Home/Under 2.5

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winrate

49% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Slovakia vs Azerbaijan - FAQ

? Who is likely to concede first?
Azerbaijan (8/10)
? How many corners are expected to be won by Slovakia?
Under 10.5 (6/7)
? How many corners are expected to be won by Azerbaijan?
Under 10.5 (7/8)