Slovakia and Slovenia both have 10pts on the board and currently sit 3rd and 4th in Group H but a win on Thursday could prove vital in either side's chances of qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Our Top Tips for Slovakia vs Slovenia
Here are our predictions for Slovakia vs Slovenia.
- Football Whispers prediction one: Full-Time Result – Slovakia to Win @ 23/20 (2.15)
- Football Whispers prediction two: Total Goals – Over 1.5 Goals @ 8/15 (1.53)
- Football Whispers prediction three: Correct Score – 2-0 to Slovakia @ 29/4 (8.25)
*Odds from NetBet are subject to change
Slovakia to Win
We're backing the home side to secure all 3pts on Thursday as they have done in two of their last three matches against Slovenia. Slovakia won their last home game against Cyprus 2-0, while Slovenia have lost three of their last five away trips.
Over 1.5 Goals
This game is expected to be tight and tense throughout but we're backing over 1.5 goals to be scored as that have been the result in three of the last five head-to-heads between Slovakia and Slovenia. At least two goals have also been scored in three of the host's and four of the visitor's last six matches across all competitions, so you can see just why we believe over 1.5 goals is a good bet for Thursday's WCQ.
2-0 to Slovakia
Slovakia's last two wins against Slovenia have been accompanied by a clean sheet and we're backing the hosts to keep things tight at the back and claim a 2-0 victory on Thursday. Slovakia have scored exactly two goals in two of their last three qualifiers, against Croatia and Cyprus, while the visitors have conceded at least two goals in two of their last three games in Group H.
Slovakia vs Slovenia – Stats, Markets & Odds
A tight and tense 90-minutes expected in Slovakia
Slovakia made the trip to their arch-rivals Croatia last month and we're unlucky not to come away with all 3pts. Schranz put Slovakia in front in the 20th-minute but Croatia equalised just 5-minutes later. The visitors did manage to go in at the break a goal to the good though thanks to a 45th-minute effort from Haraslin. In the second half, Croatia needed their captain and talisman Modric to spare their blushes, equalising in the 71st-minute, and the scoreline ended 2-2. Slovakia gave a good account of themselves at Euro 2020 and will be confident in their ability to make it all the way to the World Cup in Qatar.
Slovenia had the home advantage against Russia last month but couldn't stop their guests from leaving with another victory. All of the games' goals were scored in the first half with Russia taking a 2-0 lead before Ilici pulled a goal back 5-minutes before the break. The hosts couldn't carve out an equaliser and Russia moved to the top of the group with that victory.
Slovakia: Norbert Gyömbér, Tomáš Hubočan, Juraj Kucka, Patrik Hrošovský, Ján Greguš, Miroslav Stoch, and Vladimír Weiss have not made the selection for the home side.
Slovenia: Nejc Skubic, Aljaž Struna, Bojan Jokić, Domen Črnigoj, Damjan Bohar and Tim Matavž aren't available for the visitors this week.
FAQ: Slovakia vs Slovenia
- Who are the favourites to win? – Slovakia are the bookmaker's favourite.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Slovenia 1-1 Slovakia, 1/9/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.