Wales and Slovakia meet at Cardiff City Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Qualifying Round. There is only record of 1 recent direct match between these two teams, on 06-06-2016, which ended with the win of Wales by (2-1). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat Trinidad and Tobago at home (1-0). In the last 7 home matches Wales has 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Wales enter this match with a 1-0 victory in the reception of the Trinidad and Tobago national team, in a friendly game. It should be noted that the Welsh dispute the first match in this qualifying phase for the European Championship 2020. Coach Ryan Giggs usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, privileging a style of play of constant offensive organizations. It should be noted that, in this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players are Woodburn and Thomas. The end of Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, is one of the great absences for this game.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of the Group and after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against the Hungarian, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions, Slovakia won 2, tied 1 and lost 6. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Slovakia enter this game motivated, after a 2-0 win at the reception in Hungary, beginning in the best way this qualifying phase for EURO 2020: the goals of the team were marked by Duda and Rusnák. Unlike the rival of this round, the visiting team chooses to act in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Robert Mak, Albert Rusnák and Duda. By acting outside the home, we believe that Slovakia will adopt a more defensive stance, with the aim of winning at least one point. The technician Pavel Hapal has all the staff at his disposal.