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Match of the day!

20:45 Slovakia - Croatia GG @ 2.10

Situation in the Group E is very interesting as four teams hope to end up at first two positions. Slovakia and Croatia occupy the second and third place respectively having six points, which is three less than leading Hungary. Slovaki had defeated the Hungarians, while Croatia lost. Out of four head-to-head Croatia won two and two ended as draws.
The Slovaks played well in first three qualifying rounds but nevertheless they lost one match. They minimally lost the away match with Wales, while before that they defeated Hungary 2-0, which currently occupies the leading position in the table. The Slovaks played the best in the previous round although the rival was also the weakest. They won Azerbaijan away by 5-1 and their best player was veteran Hamshik who scored two goals. Manager Hapal has found the winning combination when it comes to starting line-up and now he makes changes when he has to. Almost the same players started all previous matches and we don't expect any changes now.
Croatia didn’t justify predictions and it played modestly so far. They won two matches; both played at home and won by 2-1. They lost by the same result the only away match played so far. They took a lead in Hungary and then received two goals, while in the first round they were losing to Azerbaijan but then they made a turnaround and won. In the previous round they won Wales and again it was not a particularly good match and definitely not worthy of the current vice-champions of the world. In the meantime, Croati lost a friendly with Tunisia. Rakitic and Kovacic are not invited, while Kramaric is injured, so it can be said that the Croats are weakened.

Croatia is a favourite to win but the team doesn’t play well in this qualifications and could face problems in this away match. Slovakia will definitely try to use all weaknesses of the guests and we forecast a match with plenty of excitements, together with plenty of goals.