Skrtel and Smalling compared as England take on Slovakia

Skrtel vs Smalling: Oulala

England take on Slovakia in their final Group B game this evening.

England manager Roy Hodgson

England take on Slovakia this evening in their final Group B game of Euro 2016.

The match is a big one for Roy Hodgson’s side, who know that they need a win to ensure that they finish top of the group.

A first-placed finishing will see England secure a more favourable draw in the next round, which could prove to make all the difference in the knockout stages of the competition.

They face tricky opposition in Slovakia, who are looking to compete with Wales for second place in the group.

Slovakia's Martin Skrtel and Jan Durica celebrate at the end of the match

The defences have been key to both sides, with England only conceding two goals so far and Slovakia conceding just three.

Two Premier League stars are key in those defences, with Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel a star for Slovakia and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling in the heart of the Three Lions' back line.

But which defender has been the better performer at Euro 2016 so far this summer, Oulala decided to find out. And it transpired that Smalling has been better as he came out on top in five key areas.

Skrtel vs Smalling: Oulala

He has managed to win more aerial duels, post more clearances, and has enjoyed a better tackle success rate, a better aerial success rate and a better pass completion.

It is not all bad news for Skrtel though, as he has managed more successful passes, won more tackles and posted more interceptions than his rival.

Nonetheless, a win for Smalling, who will be hoping he and his side can come out on top again in their final group game this evening.

England's Chris Smalling celebrates after scoring their first goal

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