Four of Scotland’s last five games have seen both teams scoreThe hosts have produced just two home clean sheets since October 2018Slovakia have conceded in every away game since the start of 2017The visitors have lost four of their six Nations League games so far
Both of these sides enjoyed penalty shoot-out victories in their Euro 2020 playoff clashes on Thursday night, but fans and neutrals alike didn’t enjoy either of the 120 minutes before that. The pair both played out dull games amid the qualifying tension, but that’s likely to change as they return to Nations League action.
Scotland have seen over 2.5 goals land in four of their last five Nations League games, winning four of six since the tournament first began. Meanwhile, the hosts have seen both teams score in four of their last five games and have kept just two clean sheets at home in the last two years.
Slovakia have seen both teams score in four of their last five Nations League games and they last kept an away clean sheet in November 2016. As a result, we expect more entertainment on offer in this clash so our first prediction here is both teams to score.
Meanwhile, Slovakia have lost eight of 12 away trips and four of their last six Nations League games, so we’re backing a 2-1 victory for Scotland.