Slovenia vs Bulgaria prediction, odds & betting tips – 08/06/2024

Slovenia vs Bulgaria prediction
Slovenia are favourites to win their final fixture before Euro 2024 – Photo by Icon Sport

Slovenia take on Bulgaria at the Stadion Stožice in Ljubljana in an international friendly match on Saturday, 8 June.

The Slovenians continue their preparations for this summer’s Euro 2024 tournament when they take on Bulgaria this weekend.

Slovenia vs Bulgaria prediction: Hosts to secure a win

Key Stats

  • Slovenia have won eight of their last ten matches.
  • Bulgaria have won only one of their last 14 games in all competitions.
  • Slovenia scored twice in four of their last five fixtures.
  • Benjamin Sesko finished the club campaign with seven goals in as many games for RB Leipzig.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Slovenia odds-on favourites

  • HOME: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%
  • DRAW: 31/10 (4.10) – 24.4%
  • AWAY: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can read even more of our expert predictions for this week’s other matches on our dedicated expert football tips page.

Last five H2Hs: First meeting in six years

Slovenia and Bulgaria haven’t met since their last encounter back in 2018. The nations have met four times in total and Slovenia have yet to post a victory against the Bulgarians.

UEFA Nations League 19/11/18

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
Slovenia

Slovenia

1

UEFA Nations League 06/09/18

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

2

Slovenia preview: Hosts squad looks strong

Slovenia have the majority of their stars in tow as they lay their final foundations ahead of Euro 2024, though the 26-times capped Domen Črnigoj has been left out of the squad. Slovenia battled their way to a 2-1 win over Armenia in a friendly fixture on Tuesday evening.

Predicted lineup: Oblak (GK), Karnicik, Blazic, Bijol, Janza, Stojanovic, Cerin, Elsnik, Lovric, Sporar & Sesko

International Match 08/06/24

D

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1

Slovenia

Slovenia

1

International Match 04/06/24

W

Armenia

Armenia

1

Slovenia

Slovenia

2

International Match 26/03/24

W

Portugal

Portugal

0

Slovenia

Slovenia

2

International Match 21/03/24

D

Malta

Malta

2

Slovenia

Slovenia

2

International Match 20/01/24

W

USA

USA

0

Slovenia

Slovenia

1

Bulgaria preview: Visitors missing several regulars

Bulgaria will be without Valentin Antov, Anton Nedyalkov, Ilia Gruev, Todor Nedelev, Ivaylo Chochev and Spas Delev this weekend. Slavia Sofia defender Ertan Tombak is the only uncapped player in Head Coach Ilian Iliev's squad. Bulgaria drew 0-0 at Romania on Tuesday.

Predicted lineup: Dyulgerov (GK), Turitsov, Atanasov, A. Petkov, Petrov, M. Petkov, Krastev, Kostdinov, Despodov, Panayotov & Kolev

International Match 08/06/24

D

Slovenia

Slovenia

1

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1

International Match 04/06/24

D

Romania

Romania

0

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

0

International Match 25/03/24

D

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1

International Match 22/03/24

W

Tanzania

Tanzania

0

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 19/11/23

D

Serbia

Serbia

2

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

2

Player to watch – Benjamin Sesko

RB Leipzig starlet Benjamin Sesko is the poster boy for Slovenian football and the striker found the net in each of Die Roten Bullen’s last seven fixtures of the recent 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign. The 21-year-old has already notched 11 times for his country since his senior debut in 2021.

Slovenia vs Bulgaria prediction
Benjamin Sesko finished the club campaign in red-hot form for RB Leipzig – Photo by Icon Sport

Sesko keen to impress suitors

Sesko has been tipped to enjoy an impactful tournament at Euro 2024 and the powerful centre-forward will be eager to showcase his skills on a big platform with several big hitters plotting moves to sign him.

According to the latest reports, Premier League trio, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all tabled offers for Sesko and the attacker must decide on his next destination before the start of the new club season in August.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.