In what is the most wide-open group in the entire qualifying campaign, Slovakia currently sit second-bottom but are only three points away from first-placed Hungary (who, by the way, have played a game more).
Speaking of Hungary, Slovakia kick started their qualifying with a 2-0 win over the current leaders. This was followed by a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wales.
The fight to finish in the top two may be close one however, it is unlikely to include Azerbaijan who have so far lost both of their opening two qualifying games.
An encouraging 2-1 loss to World Cup finalists Croatia was followed up by a disappointing home 3-1 defeat to Hungary.
Looking at the betting in this game, the recommendation is simple – back the visitors. Ondrej Duda is a well-known threat for Slovakia which means the advice is to back him to score and his country to win at 7/2.
Ondrej Duda to score and Slovakia to win – 7/2 PaddyPower*
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