Slovakia v Spain betting tips: La Roja still seeking first win
Preview and odds for the Group E match
Spain are yet to win a match at Euro 2020 but go into their third game in Seville against Slovakia knowing victory could be enough to win Group E.
Two draws so far mean they start the day in third place while Slovakia are second after picking up three points, meaning both teams have qualification in their own hands.
Wednesday’s match is live on ITV and kicks off at 5pm as we highlight a few potential Slovakia v Spain betting tips.
Slovakia v Spain match odds
Luis Enrique’s men could only manage a 0-0 draw with Sweden in their opening match and then had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Poland when they were again left to rue missed chances.
Spain went ahead in the 25th minute through Alvaro Morata after his close-range effort had initially been ruled out for offside before being overturned by VAR.
Poland responded and were deservedly level early in the second half when Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski headed in at the back post.
There was, though, more drama to come when Spain were awarded a penalty, only for Gerard Moreno to hit the post with his spot-kick and Morata then knocked the rebound wide.
Slovakia v Spain head-to-head
Spain and Slovakia have met on six previous occasions and La Roja have come out on top four times.
The most recent meetings were in qualifying for the 2016 Euros when Slovenia secured a famous 2-1 win in Zilina to end Spain’s 37-match unbeaten run in World Cup and European Championship qualifiers.
Spain gained revenge 11 months later with a 2-0 win in Oviedo while current coach Enrique was a goalscorer in a 4-1 victory in the first meeting in 1996.
Spain: Simon, P Torres, Llorente, Alba, Laporte, Koke, Rodri, Pedri, Morata, Moreno, Olmo.
Moreno’s penalty miss and Morata putting the rebound wide summed up Spain’s tournament in front of goal so far, with only one goal to show for all the chances they have created.
Being more ruthless will be vital but Spain at least look solid in defence and will be confident of containing a limited Slovakia attack, with star man Marek Hamsik having so far made little impact.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication