Slovenia – Croatia Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 24.03.2021

⚽ Slovenia – Croatia Predictions

Slovenia – Croatia Tips and Odds. March 24, 20:45 EUROPE: World Cup – Qualification.

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  • Matjaž Kek’s Slovenia head into this World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) campaign in high spirits, following seven clean sheets in eight games and promotion in the UEFA Nations League (UNL). Despite their blistering run, Slovenia have won just two of their last 12 matches vs top-20 FIFA ranked UEFA nations (W2, D3, L7), conceding 2+ goals in five of the defeats.
  • A 577-minute run without conceding a home goal also ended last time out for Slovenia, though they are still currently unbeaten in six outings here (W4, D2). Another tight affair either way could ensue, as four of Slovenia’s last five home games vs top-20 ranked UEFA nations have produced under 2.5 total goals and seen just one side score.
  • FIFA World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia escaped UNL relegation by virtue of H2H goal difference, and currently endure the joint-longest winless run during Zlatko Dalić’s time in charge (D1, L3). Yet, they are the group’s top seed, and should at least match the impressive W/D-rate they registered from WCQ games en-route to the last finals (W6, D2, L2).
  • Croatia’s only clean sheet across 12 away games played since the 2018 World Cup (W2, D4, L6) came vs Slovakia (#34). However, the visitors have not conceded in three away games (W2, D1) vs nations ranked within ten places of Slovenia (#62), with all three games producing under 1.5 total goals. Both victories came after a won first half.
  • Players to watch: Slovenia’s Haris Vučkić scored half (four) of his nation’s UNL goals in the latest campaign. Meanwhile, CSKA Moscow’s Nikola Vlašić has found the net in three of his last five club apps, and bagged five goals in his last 12 competitive international apps for Croatia.
  • Hot stat: Croatia have failed to win in four of their last five away games entered as favourites (W1, D3, L1) – both teams scored in four.
Head-to-head matches: SLOVENIA – CROATIA
20.08.08FISloveniaCroatia2 : 3
19.11.03EURSloveniaCroatia0 : 1
15.11.03EURCroatiaSlovenia1 : 1
27.03.02FICroatiaSlovenia0 : 0
11.10.97WCSloveniaCroatia1 : 3

EUROPE: World Cup – Qualification
Slovenia – Croatia
Kick-off: March 23, 20:45
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.41@Bwin

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