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Russia vs Slovenia Prediction & Match Preview

 

Russia vs Slovenia Prediction & Match Preview

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27 March 2021 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET World Cup Qual

Russia and Slovenia face each other at Fisht Olympic Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. 


The Russians faced no difficulties in a 3-1 win over Malta, but the game against Slovenia will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. 

Zenit attacker Artem Dzyuba, who found the net in the opener, should keep his place up front, but Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev remains on the sidelines.

The Slovenians, on the other hand, did well to beat fellow ex Yugoslavian republic Croatia thanks to Sandi Lovric’s goal. 

Matjaz Kek is doing a good job with the Slovenian national team, and given Cheryshev’s absence, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up one point from the match. 

Sporting Braga attacker Andraz Sporar is widely expected to lead the line for the visiting team.

Russia vs Slovenia: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Russia Slovenia played so far 4 matches.
Russia won 1 direct matches. Slovenia won 2 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.25 goals per Match.

Russia vs Slovenia Prediction

Russia in actual season average scored 2.00 goals per match. In 14 (77.78%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (61.11%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Slovenia average scored 1.29 goals per match in season 2021. In 9 (69.23%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (46.15%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Despite the short turnaround after a difficult fixture, Kek could opt against making any alterations to his Slovenia XI.

Amedej Vetrih is an option in midfield if the head coach wants to introduce fresh legs, while Domen Crnigoj may be introduced on one of the flanks.

Midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk is in line to return to the Russia side, taking the place of Daniil Fomin.

Barring any late fitness issues, the remainder of the side could stay the same, leaving Sobolev to accept a spot among the replacements.

Russia possible starting lineup:
Shunin; Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Karavaev; Akhmetov, Miranchuk; Kuzyaev, Golovin, Ionov; Dyzuba

Slovenia possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Stojanovic, Blazic, Mevlja, Balkovec; Vetrih, Kurtic, Lovric; Ilicic, Sporar, Bohar


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