Group B is wide open with any team still in a position to top the group and therefore qualify for the knockout phase. England are without doubt in the strongest position going into it with 4 points however, if results go a certain way they could find themselves in 3rd place and hoping for a spot as best loser in the knockout round.
In their last game England managed to just complete a spectacular last minute turnaround against Wales with Daniel Sturridge scoring a dramatic injury time winner. Hodgson is now under pressure to field the likes of Sturridge and Jamie Vardy in the Slovakia game to replace Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling who haven't made much of an impact in the tournament so far. Roy did bow to pressure by making very attacking substitutions in the Wales game after being lambasted for his negative changes against Russia which were ultimately punished. England can and should won this game if they play positively and Eric Dier continues to shield the back four as tremendously as he has done so far. I think Vardy and Sturridge could make England's attack a lot more dangerous too but the decision ultimately lies with Hodgson so it will be interesting to see where he goes with it.
Slovakia on the other hand managed to do what England could not in the last game and beat Russia. Their main man Marek Hamsik played a big part and they will be hoping he can step up again and shock England. They played very well against Russia and were probably unlucky to lose to Wales in the first game. If they manage to beat England it will be a fantastic feat and they will have the belief that they can do it however, I fancy England to win this one unless something goes catastrophically wrong. Slovakia will probably be hoping for a draw in the other Group B game to ensure they have a good chance of qualifying as a best loser.
England will need to play the correct starting 11 otherwise it could take a few heroic subs from Hodgson again.
The draw in England's first game makes this one a must win, therefore they should name their strongest line up which is more than capable of beating this Slovakia side. Slovakia do have a decent attacking threat and England will need to watch out for that but if Hodgson fields the likes of Vardy and Sturridge then Slovakia shouldn't be able to handle the pace and clinical nature of that offensive line-up.Bet365 £200 Bonus
England should name a very attacking line-up and Slovakia have a great attack too, this game could see a lot of goals, especially due to the nature of it being a must win for both sides. If Joe Hart hasn't learned to catch the ball this time, then this bet could be a banker!Betfair £30 Free Bet
There haven't been many high scoring games in this competition but as the stakes get higher and more teams need to win to ensure qualification from the groups, then the games should open up a lot more and we should see more goals. I can see that happening in this game especially if it is 0-0 at half time, both throwing caution to the wind.Winner £200 Free Bet
In the second half of the Wales game, England absolutely dominated the game and kept possession very well. If they can dominate Slovakia in the same way then they should easily win this game and I fancy them to get the job done and be in a winning position by half time.Ladbrokes £50 Free Bet
Roy will be under so much pressure to start Vardy in this game especially after his goal scoring appearance against Wales in the last game. He's a magnificent striker who has bucket loads of confidence at the moment. It would be ridiculous if he didn't start the game and if he doesn't, I fancy him to run the Slovakian defence ragged and bag the first goal if not a couple. Kane looked very tired in the last game so giving him a break would definitely help too.SportingBet £50 Free Bet
Marek Hamsik is the main man for Slovakia and also takes all of their set pieces. He is somewhat of a free kick specialist and if Slovakia can win a free kick in a decent area then Hamsik will fancy his chances, especially after Joe Hart's shocking mistake against Wales. There have been a few free kicks scored in the Euros and its becoming a bit of a theme, so this is definitely worth a couple of quid.888Sport - Treble Odds