Slovakia vs Lithuania Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group F of the European qualifiers is dominated by famous encounters, like England – Scotland or Slovakia-Slovenia.
The other teams in the group, Malta, and Lithuania, were considered sparring partners in the beginning, but the Lithuanians now sit in second place, with 5 points from their first 3 games.
Their next game will be away from home at struggling Slovakia – can they maintain their unbeaten run?
Slovakia vs Lithuania – 11/11/2016
Betting Odds At The Best Online Bookmakers
FT Result: Slovakia 1.36 or 4/11 Draw 5.00 or 4/1 Lithuania 11.00 or 10/1
Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.15 or 23/20 Under 1.66 or 4/6
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.62 or 13/8 No 1.44 or 4/9
The Slovakians will do everything in their power to win the game, of course. After two defeats in their last two games, against England and Slovenia, with the same narrow 0-1 scoreline, they managed their first victory, a 3-0 impressive home win over Scotland.
If they want to actually compete for second place, they have to quickly recover points, and games like the one against Lithuania are absolutely capital.
A win can get them very close to second place, which will probably be occupied by Slovenia at the time – while a loss or a draw will almost completely wreck their chances.
Meanwhile, Lithuania didn’t have any objective at the start of the campaign and is just enjoying life at the moment. They will travel to Slovakia to target a draw or a lucky win using counter-attacks, but a defeat wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Their previous away game was a 1-1 draw in Scotland, where they completely gave up possession and scored from a set-play.
It’s also worth mentioning that they’ve collected quite a few cards in their games so far, so we can safely expect at least 2 or 3 against Slovakia as well.
Slovakia vs Lithuania Betting Tips
That being said, our safe prediction for the day is Slovakia 1X, but that would hardly get you anywhere. In order to find decent odds, we’ve looked into yellow cards.
Over 3,5 yellow cards in the game are to be expected, since both teams have the habit of committing quite a few fouls. Also, a solo home win is on the cards, although ~1,35 odds can hardly count as tempting for that.
Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 2.15 or 23/20 with 32Red