The second round of games in Group J of EURO 2024 qualification take place on Sunday, and there will be a potentially key showdown between Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both sides will be looking for maximum points in this crucial showdown.
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A crucial second match in Group J of EURO qualification takes place in Slovakia on Sunday afternoon, as both the hosts and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be chasing a crucial victory to remain in touching distance of the qualifying spots. Slovakia will be the popular pick among many to take second in the standings, as they have previously reached three major international tournaments, including the previous EUROs a few years ago.
Slovakia finished third in their qualifying campaign to reach that tournament, but they did pick up an impressive five wins from the ten matches that they played. However, at EURO 2020, they only recorded one win from three matches. Their form last year was inconsistent, as they registered three wins from ten matches. They also failed to win in five previous matches before the start of this year.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has only reached one major tournament previously, as they narrowly failed to make it out of the group stage at the 2014 World Cup. However, they have commonly made it through to the playoffs in qualification, falling at that stage in each of the previous three editions of EURO qualifying.
They should be a team taken very seriously in qualification this year, as they enjoyed an excellent run in the Nations League last year. They lost just once in seven international outings last year, with that loss coming away from home against Romania.
Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Head to Head
These two international sides have previously clashed on four occasions. Bosnia’s only win was recorded in September 2013, before they were beaten 2-1 in the reverse fixture in World Cup qualification in Slovakia. The hosts hold a dominant overall record, having won three of the previous matches.
Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Prediction
This could be a key fixture in the race for second in Group J. We could see Bosnia going extremely close for an automatic spot at the EUROs, and we could see them registering a victory away from home against Slovakia this weekend.
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