Slovenia vs Bulgaria
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadion Stozice (Ljubljana).
Slovenia have fallen just short of the World Cup Play-offs last year and struggled to pick it up in friendlies against Austria and Belarus, only ending the four-game winless streak with a 0-2 win over Montenegro in early June. They now host Bulgaria for the first match of their UEFA Nations League campaign, hoping to build on it and retain consistency.
Tomaz Kavcic’s men have been a very tough side to beat in front of the home fans through 2016 and 2017 and they’ll now surely be very motivated to kick off the new competition in similar fashion, having held off both England and Scotland as well as comfortably beaten Finland, Malta, and Lithuania in five outings ahead of the clash against Belarus.
Bulgaria have proven their tough character in WC Qualifiers Group A, especially at home ground, but still they’ve failed to cause an upset and now look for better luck. They’ve struggled to score numbers of goals and suffered a narrow 0-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina in early 2018 too, but we’ve seen Lions return to the winning ways with a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan just days after it!
Slovenia vs Bulgaria: Head-to-head
- The sides have met just twice beforehand, with their last clash back in 2007!
- Bulgaria have bagged wins on both occasions and conceded no goals along the way.
- Slovenia now look more of a challenger, though, and hope to prove their great character in front of the home crowd in 2018.
Slovenia vs Bulgaria: Prediction
Bulgaria haven’t played a game in five months and this could prove costly in Ljubljana, which has us going for Slovenia to prove their worth and bag a win priced at 2.10. We’ve seen them in great shape here through the WC Qualifiers and this should prove a very tough quest for the Bulgarians.
However, we should be in for a very narrow contest and the visitors should prove a tough nut to crack as well. We thus don’t expect many goals on the day and we’ll now also stick with a low-scoring match, with a No on Both teams to score attracting attention at 1.66.
Slovenia vs Bulgaria: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.15 (8/7)
Both teams to score NO @ 1.66 (2/3).