Slovenia and Russia will meet in the 8th round of qualifications for the World Cup. Slovenia takes third place, and the match against Russia is the most important for this nation. With the victory, they would give themselves a little hope for second place, while the defeat would extinguish the hopes for the World Cup. On the other hand, Russia has 16 points, they are in great shape, Valery Karpin has found a recipe for positive results, and the goal is first place in the group.
October 11th, 2021 – 20:45
Slovenia vs Russia Betting Tips & Predictions
Russia to win @2.90
BTTS Yes @2.10
Correct score 1:2 @11.00
Reason for Slovenia vs Russia Predictions
Slovenia has suffered just one defeat in the last six matches. The hosts have kept two clean sheets in the previous six games, and both these clean sheets came in home matches. Slovenia was reliant on the play-offs to reach their last two World Cup appearances. It appears that the Balkan nation is once again targeting the same route, as the loss against Croatia has left the team quite far away from Russia in second place. There are no major injury problems for Slovenia ahead of this game. Over their prior six games, Matjaž Kek’s Slovenia has managed to score a combined total of 13 times. The previous league game featuring the two was WC Qualifiers – Europe matchday 2 on 27/03/2021, and Russia celebrated a 2:1 victory. Sandi Lovric plays excellently and does not allow the opponent to play in the middle of the field. Andraz Sporar enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems.
Since becoming a nation, Russia has played 44 domestic World Cup qualifiers and lost just one of 36 victories. We should pay attention to the Russian football player Fedor Smolov. He scored six of 10 points for his club team, Lokomotiv Moscow, and he helped two against Cyprus and achieved a 2-0 victory over Malta last month. A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Russia has become noticeable recently. A glance at their previous six games reveals that this has occurred five times. During those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 7, and Russia has scored 6. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether that trend might be maintained here in this game or not. Artem Dzyba is an experienced player who is doing great in the penalty area, he scored many goals in Zenit, and he is a real leader in the national team. Valeriy Karpin is an experienced coach doing a great job with the national team, and even better results are expected in the upcoming period.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Slovenia is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Russia should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.