Spain have become the stalemate kings of International football, drawing six of their last ten matches despite taking the lead in five of those six games.

However, they are red-hot 11/50 favourites with Grosvenor Sport to bag a vital first success in the tournament. Shot-shy Slovakia, who have managed just two on-target efforts so far in the tournament, are 15/1 outsiders, while the draw is a 21/4 chance.

In truth, it would be a major shock if Luis Enrique’s side didn’t maintain their 100% record against Slovakia on home soil and a dominant performance could set them up nicely for the rest of the tournament, although they are only fifth in Euro 2020 odds at 9/1.

Spain have dominated possession in both games so far but they have undoubtedly been profligate in front of goal, with the likes of Morata and Moreno the main culprits.


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That could be an issue against a Slovakia side that might just park the bus given they only require a single point to go through to the knockout phase. Pavel Hapal’s side would surely snap your hand off if a 0-0 draw was on offer.

It’s unlikely that the toothless Sovakian attacking unit will trouble a Spain side that have looked solid defensively, largely thanks to the addition of City star Aymeric Laporte, while club teammate Rodri is becoming an important cog in the Spanish engine room.

Rodri has proved himself capable of popping up with a crucial goal for his club and is definitely one to bear in mind for those looking for something a little more speculative. Rodri is 16/1 with Grosvenor Sport to score the first goal against Slovakia and odds of 13/2 to strike at any time.

Luis Enrique kicks out in frustration at Spain's ineptitude in front of goal

However, this could easily get ugly for Spain if they don’t take their chances.

The hosts are likely to dominate and an early breakthrough could open the floodgates but a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal could come back to haunt Spain, who will come under increasing pressure from their home fans the longer this remains 0-0.

Slovakia might not offer much in attack but they won’t give much away at the back either, so under 2.5 goals looks a big runner and odds-against quotes look generous.