Slovenia vs Austria
Date: Sunday, 13 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Stožice (Ljubljana).
With home advantage aiding Slovenia this Sunday, the hosts will be hopeful of taking revenge on Austria for the defeat they suffered in their last clash.
Slovenia vs Austria Head to head (h2h)
Apart from an international friendly, the 1-0 victory for Austria is their only prior meeting in recent times.
Slovenia vs Austria Prediction
Matjaz Kek’s team are on a solid run of form on home soil at the moment and have picked up a win in each of their past two games, the last of which was a fiercely fought 3-2 victory against Israel. The squad have also found the back of the net six times so far, while conceding just half that number, and are currently unbeaten in their last three clashes here.
Furthermore, it also worth mentioning that one of those three matchups was against the current table-toppers Poland. Which, the hosts won by a very convincing 2-0 scorecard.
On the other hand, Austria are piling the pressure on Slovenia for a ticket to the finals and have not tasted defeat in their four games in a running. Their last clash on the road saw them hold Poland to a stalemate. Prior to which the visitors took down Latvia at home with six unanswered goals to their name.
The away side, however, have just one win to boast of from their last three trips outings, and no more than two from their previous five in all competitions. At the moment, the visitors have garnered just four points from a possible nine on the road. They have also scored no more than six goals whilst conceding just one less.
Given the dominant form that Kek’s side are on in the comforts of their home, Austria are unlikely to salvage even a point from the tie this weekend.
Additionally, as mentioned above, Slovenia have been a far more confident bunch in front of the home crowd. And, have added six goals to their tally from their fixtures here. The hosts have been keen on getting their names on the scoresheet before the break, in each of those matchups, and have scored three of those six in the opening forty-five minutes of the game.
Hence, by all means, wait no further than the first half to witness Slovenia breach the Austrians in this one.
Slovenia vs Austria Betting tips
Full-time result: Slovenia to win @ 3.60 (13/5)
First team to Score: Slovenia @ 4/5 (1.80).