Slovenia vs Russia: prediction for the 2022 World Cup qualifier
Slovenia national team performed successfully in the Nations League, they won the Group C3, so they will be promoted to Division B for the next season.
Balkan team started the World Cup qualification tournament with a victory over the World Cup runner-up, but then lost focus and suffered two consecutive defeats.
After seven rounds Matjaz Kek's men have three victories and a draw, which brought them 10 points and a third spot in the standings. They are six points adrift from leaders of the group, so they need only a victory to keep the chance for World Cup qualification.
In the most recent match team left no chance to Malta (4:0). Atalanta midfielder, Josip Ilicic, scored a brace in this match, Sandi Lovric, a Lugano player, made three assists.
After a failure at Euro 2020 Russia national team got a new head coach and a hope for a success.
In the first match under the management of Valery Karpin team managed to avoid defeat in the match against Croatia. A 0:0 draw against the World Cup runner-up is a good result for the team.
Then Russia recorded three consecutive victories over Malta (2:0), Cyprus (2:0) and Slovakia (1:0), as we see, Russians didn't concede a single goal so far.
On Friday team recorded a victory over Slovakia, but Russians were actually not so convincing in this match - winners hit only one shot on target and the only goal was scored by Milan Skriniar, who put a ball into the own net.
3 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches ended with that score
This bet won in 2 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches
This bet won in 2 out of 3 most recent matches of Slovenia
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Both teams still have a chance to qualify for the World Cup, so opponents will be extremely motivated. Slovenia national team is playing successfully at home, plus they put up a great performance in the match against Malta. Head-to-head matches were usually high-scoring, so we are expecting scenario today. We offer to place a bet on both teams to score.
Our prediction - both to score
Prediction: Both to score
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Valery Karpin's men need a victory, it is their chance to fight for a top spot. We think that Russians will be able to put up a solid performance in the crucial match. In our opinion, Russians will record a victory by one goal.
Our second bet is on Russia to win by one goal