Slovenia vs Latvia
Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Stožice (Ljubljana).
Slovenia’s chances of making it into the next round are hanging by a thread. Nevertheless, with Latvia proving to be the weakest link in Group G, the hosts should feel confident of at least securing the bragging rights this weekend.
Slovenia vs Latvia Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in an emphatic 5-0 win for Slovenia.
- Latvia are yet to register a win against this foe.
- Their previous two fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past three meetings.
Slovenia vs Latvia Prediction
Slovenia failed to bounce back to winning ways in their last clash after second-placed Austria managed to do just enough to post a 1-0 victory. Despite enjoying home advantage in that matchup, the hosts managed no more than two measly shots on target, and also had a man sent off late in the second half.
With just eleven points to their name, the home side are currently level on points with North Macedonia in the ladder, five points adrift of a ticket to the next round.
On the other hand, Latvia have been the whipping boys of Group G. The visitors have been stuck to the bottom of the cluster for quite some time now, and are yet to garner even a single point. To pile on even more misery, the away side have lost by a two-goal margin or more in all of their outings so far.
Meanwhile, the hosts have shown a lot more conviction on home soil. They have been at the losing end just once in their last four games here. It is also worth mentioning that Latvia have not got the better of this foe in any of their previous head to head games.
As such, Slovenia are the outright favorites to bag all three points in this one. Furthermore, the away side have been at their worst defensively, and have conceded twenty-seven goals so far, which is eight more than any other team.
Taking into account the hosts slotted five past this foe when they last met as well, count on Slovenia to rack up the goals tally in this one. That too without having to break much of a sweat.
Slovenia vs Latvia Betting tips
Slovenia -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).