On a decisive match for the next World Cup’s qualification, Slovakia hosts Slovenia.
Both teams are within the fight both for 1st place and for the play-off spot. Until this moment, England has been dominating the group, sitting in 1st place with 14 points.
But both Slovakia and Slovenia are close to the Englishmen, with 12 and 11 points respectively. That’s why this match is so important.
If the hosts win, they can take the lead. That would be crucial since Slovakia will travel to Wembley to face England in the next match.
The team has 4 wins and 2 losses so far, with 12 goals scored and 4 goals conceded in the process.
Latest results – Slovakia:
10.06.2017 WCQL Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia
26.03.2017 WCQL Malta 1-3 Slovakia
12.01.2017 FRL Sweden 6-0 Slovakia
08.01.2017 FRL Slovakia 1-3 Uganda
15.11.2016 FRL Austria 0-0 Slovakia
11.11.2016 WCQL Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
Latest results – Slovenia:
10.06.2017 WCQL Slovenia 2-0 Malta
26.03.2017 WCQL Scotland 1-0 Slovenia
13.01.2017 FRL Slovenia 2-0 Finland
10.01.2017 FRL Saudi Arabia 0-0 Slovenia
14.11.2016 FRL Poland 1-1 Slovenia
11.11.2016 WCQL Malta 0-1 Slovenia
Slovakia vs Slovenia – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Sitting only 1 point behind Slovakia, and in 3rd place, Slovenia will face-off against the Slovaks for the 2nd time in this qualification stage.
At home they were able to secure an important win against their rivals. But still, due to some slip-ups, they’ve allowed the Slovaks to go ahead in the group table again.
This match is crucial since if Slovenia lose, they can see their chances of going through vanish.
That’s because England should be able to win against Malta so, if they were to lose against Slovakia, the gap between them and the qualification spots would be too big for them to recover.
So far the team has 3 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss, having a goal record of 6 goals scored and 3 goals conceded. They have the best defence of the group but they also have the 2nd worst attack, only ahead of Malta.
I see two very important factors here. Firstly, the home advantage, which in this duel, acquires a great importance.
Secondly, the fact that Slovakia has a stronger team than Slovenia.
Therefore, with their higher skilled team, I believe the hosts will take the win.