This is our Greece v Slovakia World Cup preview for one of Fridays most  interesting matches.

Slovakia will be visiting Greece in a World Cup Qualifier (WQC) on the 11th October 2013. With Greece sitting in second and Slovakia trailing in third this could prove to be a tight match as both look to qualify.

Recent Form

With 8 games played, Greece has been the stronger side winning 6. Slovakia has failed to possess the finishing touch as their 3 draws suggests with only 3 wins.
Greece’s most recent defeat came in March away to Bosnia (3:1). Slovakia’s most recent defeat also came at the hands of Bosnia (2:1) in their most recent game. However Slovakia have only won once in their last 5 international games.

Head to Head

Greece currently has the bragging rights in the WCQs 2014, having beaten Slovakia (1:0) away.

Goals Conceded

Greece has only conceded 4 goals so far this tournament (1 per 0.5 games) whereas Slovakia has conceded 7 goals (1 per 0.9 games). Both records are extremely good and they are not separated in goals-scored with 9 a piece.

Team News

Greece will look to Giorgos Samaras as one of their key players as well as their captain Giorgos Karagounis.
Slovakia have high quality players in from the top leagues in England and Italy. Martin Skrtel and Marek Hamsik, respectively, will be relied upon to help guide their team to a win over a Greece and to Brazil in 2014.

Conclusion

Both teams are looking up rather than down as only a minor threat from Lithuania can stop them from qualifying. The match up looks to favour Greece for a win, however both teams are not known for goals so expect this to be a tightly contested occasion with a winning margin of 1-2 goals.