Draws against Sweden and Poland in their opening two games have left Spain right up against it, with goals a problem.
Cesar Azpilicueta has not played so far, but he returns to the side this afternoon as one of several changes to Luis Enrique’s side.
Captain and midfielder Sergio Busquets was sorely missed in Spain’s first two games due to testing positive for Covid-19, but is set to return here.
Here is how we predict the two teams will line up…
Slovakia vs Spain starting lineups
Slovakia XI: Dúbravka; Pekarík, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Hromada; Haraslín, Hamsík, Mak; Duda.
Spain XI: Simon, Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte, Alba, Busquets, Pedri, Koke, Sarabia, Moreno, Morata
Dubravka, Duda, Hubocan, Weiss (Slovakia) and Pau Torres, Rodri (Spain) will miss the next game if they are booked here.
Goalkeepers: Martin Dubravka, Marek Rodak, Dusan Kuciak
Defenders: Peter Pekarik, Lubomir Satka, Denis Vavro, Milan Skriniar, Tomas Hubocan, Jakub Holubek
Midfielders: Marek Hamsik, Stanislav Lobotka, Patrik Hrosovsky, Juraj Kucka, Ondrej Duda, Robert Mak, Vladimir Weiss, Laszlo Benes, Lukas Haraslin, Tomas Suslov, Matus Bero, Erik Jirka
Forwards: Michal Duris, Robert Bozenik, David Strelec
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Robert Sanchez, Unai Simon
Defenders: Aymeric Laporte, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfielders: Marcos Llorente, Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago, Koke, Fabian
Forwards: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Gerard Moreno, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia