England will almost certainly need a positive result from their final group game, be it just to keep their qualification hopes for the knock-out phase on track or to ensure that they top the group and, hopefully, gain a more favourable draw in the last 16 as a reward.
In all likelihood Slovakia will still retain hopes of progress going into this game too and it shouldn’t be forgotten that in their only previous appearance at a major finals, they eliminated Italy at World Cup 2010, a factor accounted for in Euro 2016 betting tips. They also beat Spain in qualifying for Euro 2016 and accounted for Ukraine home and away. This is by no means an easy game for England and there is no room for any complacency.
England and Slovakia have met on three previous occasions, with England coming out on top all three times and they will certainly be favourites ahead of this game in the Slovakia v England betting odds.
Much of the promise in this England team is centred around the young players from Tottenham Hotspur. They had a fine campaign, but they ended the domestic season looking a little jaded and as though they needed a rest. Given the work-rate of Mauricio Pochettino’s team that’s hardly a surprise, so it’s to be hoped that they’ve had sufficient time to recuperate, as they may need all their youthful exuberance in this game.
Any Slovakia v England free bets will need to take account of the state of play in the group at the time, but should England really need to win this match they look to have the extra quality required to do so. The one area where England certainly hold an advantage over Slovakia is in terms of goalscoring options.