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Russia vs Slovakia 15 June 2016: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions

Russia take on Slovakia in the first match of the second round of matches in Euro 2016. Slokavia fought hard but lost in their first game while Russia managed to sneak a point against England. Looking at the teams in this group, it seems like these two sides might be fighting for third spot and the wildcard spot in the round of 16 so that makes this match very important.

Russia were disappointing for me and although they got a point, I think they were very lucky. This side lacked skill and the midfield just looked way too weak. Granted they had some big injuries but I those problems will still be there for this game. I don’t like the look of this side and it will be very hard for them to get a point from this game if they continue to play the way they did against England.

Slovakia played similarly to Russia in the fact that they didn’t look very good on the pitch. That being said, I think they will actually win this game since they have a stronger midfield and that might just be enough for them to get the three points. Both teams will know a loss will mean curtain so I think the likes of Hamsik will step up and get Slovakia a win here.

As far as betting is concerned for this game, we are simply put money on the outright result. We are getting more than a good price for Slovakia to win and considering how bad Russia were, I think this is a safe bet. In addition to this, the under 2.5 goals is also a good bet since neither team has the capability to score lots of goals so a 1-0 or 2-0 win for Slovakia is what I think the result will be. 


Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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