Spain will look to continue their winning ways against Slovakia                                                                     Reuters

Spain will take on Slovakia in their second Euros 2016 Group C qualifying fixture at the Stadion pod Dubnom in Zilina.

La Roja will be hoping to continue their winning ways against Slovakia, following a crushing 5-1 win over Macedonia in their opening Euro 2016 qualifying fixture last month.

After a disappointing performance in the 2014 World Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stages itself, Spain's misery continued as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of France in a friendly fixture soon after.

However, they managed to bounce back with a comprehensive win over Macedonia but that win has not upped Spain's credentials as their opponents were relatively weak. The Spaniards will now face their first real test in the Euro 2016 qualifiers as they face a rejuvenated Slovakia on Thursday.

Spain head coach Vincent del Bosque says his side are bracing themselves for a tough match.

"It's a complicated rival," del Bosque told Spanish football team's official website. "It has two dangerous wingers and a very tall forward. If we rescue this match, we would have a good position in the rest of the qualifier stage. We have to remember to stay humble and know that the away match against Slovakia will be difficult."

Del Bosque insists that his men have moved on from their dismal performances in the 2014 World Cup, and are now focused on the task ahead.

 "We can't live in the past, whether it was good or bad. The feeling I have now is that the group is ready to do better. I am happy with the training and we have to focus on that."

The 63-year-old has also confirmed that Diego Costa will lead Spain's attack on Thursday, despite the Chelsea striker - who has been struggling with a persistent hamstring problem - stating earlier that he will not play if he is not 100 percent fit.

"We all want what's best for him and our teams,'' del Bosque told ESPN. "We are not looking to have a clash with anyone. We are not looking to force anyone. What I want is the best for him (Costa), for the national team and that he (Costa) plays well for his club.''

Meanwhile, Slovakia will look to record a surprise win over Spain, following their unexpected 1-0 win over Ukraine in their opening Group C qualifying fixture.

Slovakia are currently in good form as their triumph at Ukraine was their fifth win in the last six fixtures.

Despite admitting that Spain will prove to be a very tough opponent on Thursday, Slovakia head coach Jan Kozak is positive that his side can do well against the defending European champions.

"Spain has a huge potential.We saw it in the match against Macedonia, but we are ready and we can achieve a good result. The pressure of our fans in the stadium should be important."

Expected Lineups:

Slovakia: Kocazik; Pekarik, Durica, Gyomber, Hubocan; Kucka, Pecovsky; Weiss, Hamsik, Mac; Nemec.

Spain: Casillas; Juanfran, Albiol, Pique, Alba; Busquets; Silva, Koke, Iniesta, Fabregas; Pedro.

Where to Watch Live

The game is set for a 7.45 pm BST (12.15 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) start with live coverage on Sony Six HD in India. Audience in the UK can catch the Group C qualifying match live on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD, with an option to live stream on Sky Sports Online and Sky Go.

Catch the action in the US on TV on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes, while the game can also be Live streamed online on Watch ESPN.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via Live Streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same via SuperSport online.