Austria vs Slovenia, Friday’s match for the qualifying round, Group G, for the EURO 2020 Qualifiers.
Austria and Slovenia meet for the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Friday. Austria and Slovenia are looking for their first win in Group G on Friday, but with visitors drawing for the last five games, this game looks like a tie for sure.
None of these countries have managed to win either of their first two qualifying games, but Slovenia remains unbeaten after drawing twice.
Austria was defeated by Poland and Israel in their first two games and must really win at home in Slovenia on Friday to stay in touch with the top three.
Surprisingly, Slovenia have drawn in each of the last five games, 1-1, and will be desperate to end their run without victories against Austria.
Arnautovi assured Austria an eight-minute lead in Israel in the final round but it was a mistake as the hosts reacted and led 2-1 at half-time.
Israel scored two goals in the second half and got a 4-1 lead, and despite Arnautovi having scored the second goal 15 minutes from the end, Austria lost 4-2.
Slovenia had a 1-0 advantage at the break with Macedonia, however, a Bardhi goal in the first half saw Slovenia draw 1-1 for the fifth straight game.
The head-to-head record between these two teams is limited but the way their results in the first two qualifiers suggest that it is worth to bet on Slovenia with a win or draw bet.
Austria have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games, while Slovenia have been unbeaten in the last five games.
Austria kept a clean sheet in the last six games and Slovenia drew the last five games with the same 1-1 score.
Austria have lost the first two qualifying matches but Slovenia have drawn the top two and that is why I am supporting a 1-1 draw between the two on Friday.
I think the draw might come in this game, despite being a riskier bet. With a smaller stake, my bet is the draw.