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Slovenia vs Russia Predictions & Tips - Slovenia set to stay in contention with a win in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Slovenia vs Russia predictions for Monday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at Ljudski vrt in Maribor (7.45pm BST)
  • Slovenia have won their last 2 home matches against Russia
  • Can Slovenia win to stay in contention to qualify?
  • Preview, tips, stats & squads
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Slovenia have won their last 2 home matches against Russia (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 09 Oct 2021
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Slovenia vs Russia Predictions


Slovenia are playing well with Russia underperforming and missing star striker Artem Dzyuba. I am backing a home win in the World Cup qualifiers.

  • Slovenia are undefeated in their last 10 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Slovenia have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 10 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Slovenia have won to nil in 2 of their last 3 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Slovenia have won their last 2 home matches against Russia (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Russia are undefeated in their last 11 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Russia have kept 4 consecutive clean sheets (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Russia have a 3-2 advantage against Slovenia with 1 draw in 6 matches.

Russia won 2-1 at home in the first qualifier in March, Artem Dzyuba scoring both goals in Sochi.

Slovenia Form


Slovenia have won two of their last three World Cup qualifiers. 

Matjaz Kek’s side won 1-0 against Malta before a 3-0 defeat in Croatia.

Slovenia bounced back with a 4-0 win in Malta on Friday. Josip Ilicic scored twice with Andraz Sporar and Benjamin Sesko on target, Sandi Lovric registering three assists.

Slovenia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Jan Oblak (captain), Vid Belec, Igor Vekić
Defenders: Miha Mevlja, Petar Stojanović, Jaka Bijol, Jure Balkovec, Miha Blažič, Žan Rogelj, Žan Karničnik, Žan Kolmanič
Midfielders: Jasmin Kurtić, Domen Črnigoj, Sandi Lovrić, Jon Gorenc Stanković, Leo Štulac, Adam Gnezda Čerin, Timi Max Elšnik
Forwards: Josip Iličić (vice-captain), Benjamin Verbič, Andraž Šporar, Luka Zahović, Benjamin Šeško

Bojan Jokić, Nejc Skubic, Aljaž Struna, Miha Zajc and Tim Matavž miss out.

Josip Iličić has scored 15 goals in 76 internationals.

Russia Form


Russia have kept four straight clean sheets in the World Cup qualifiers They drew 0-0 against Croatia before three straight wins.

Valeri Karpin’s side won 2-0 in Cyprus before returning home with a 2-0 win against Malta and 1-0 win against Slovakia despite having 26% possession.

Russia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Guilherme, Andrey Lunyov, Matvei Safonov, Yury Dyupin
Defenders: Fyodor Kudryashov, Georgi Dzhikiya, Igor Diveyev, Ilya Samoshnikov, Maksim Osipenko, Dmitri Chistyakov, Aleksei Sutormin, Sergei Terekhov, Arsen Adamov
Midfielders: Daler Kuzyayev, Aleksei Miranchuk, Aleksandr Yerokhin, Dmitri Barinov, Zelimkhan Bakayev, Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Ilzat Akhmetov, Daniil Fomin, Arsen Zakharyan, Danil Glebov, Denis Makarov
Forwards: Fyodor Smolov, Anton Zabolotny, Gamid Agalarov

Vyacheslav Karavayev, Stanislav Magkeyev, Denis Glushakov, Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksei Ionov, Denis Cheryshev and Roman Zobnin are all injured.

Artem Dzyuba withdrew from the squad and will be missed after scoring 30 goals in 55 international appearances.

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Verdict

Slovenia have won their last two home matches against Russia and have to win here to have any chance of qualification.
 
With Russia lucky in their last match and missing Artem Dzyuba, the stage is set for a home win in the World Cup qualifiers.

Best Bet: Slovenia Win Full Time Result $2.60 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units

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