The qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia continue this Sunday when Slovakia hosts England at Stadion Antona Malatinskeho in Trnava. Here are all the things you need to know for Slovakia vs. England including previews, predicted lineups, and live stream links.
Sam Allardyce takes charge of The Three Lions in their quest to make it to the 2018 World Cup. The last time England faced Slovakia was at EURO 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France wherein it ended in a 0-0 draw. This time around, England would want to take charge of Group F.
The former West Ham and Sunderland manager told BBC Sport that he is going to be nervous in his first game as England manager. However, he is confident that his players, led by captain Wayne Rooney, will get the win over the Repres.
“I think in every new job, you’re nervous. But you’re hoping the players will do the talking for you, that when they walk over that white line they’ll deliver what we all want and that’s the victory,” Allardyce said.
On the other hand, Slovakia is looking to continue their domination at home wherein they have only lost once in their last 14 international matches. The Slovaks are led by manager Jan Kozak and Napoli superstar midfielder, Marek Hamsik.
Even though the Repres have only lost once in 14 matches at home, the Three Lions have not been defeated in a qualifying match since 2009 against Ukraine. The rejuvenated England team under Sam Allardyce will get the win, 3-1.
Slovakia vs. England Predicted Lineups
- Slovakia (4-2-3-1):Matus Kozacik; Peter Pekarik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Tomas Hubocan; Juraj Kucka, Viktor Pecovsky; Ondrej Duda, Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak; Michal Duris
- England (4-2-3-1):Joe Hart; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Gary Cahill, Danny Rose; Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson; Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney, Adam Lallana; Harry Kane.
Slovakia vs. England TV Schedule
- Date: September 4, 2016
- Time: 5:00 PM UKT, 12:00 PM ET
- Venue: Stadion Antona Malatinskeho in Trnava, Slovakia.
- Channel: ITV and ITV HD
Slovakia vs. England Live Stream Links