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Slovenia vs Austria: Derby of the neighbors

Slovenia vs Austria: Derby of the neighbors

Slovenia vs Austria: Match preview

Great neighbor derby but also a match that directly decides the second place in the group. Poland is unreachable in reality, while Austria is currently second with 13 points, two more than Slovenia.

This means that the guests would also be pleased with the draw, while the Slovenians can mourn the defeat in N. Macedonia on Thursday, which could cost them dearly. In the first match Austria celebrated at home 1: 0.

Slovenia team news:

Slovenia was in a big rush and had three wins in a row. Thanks to this, they reached the desired second position in the standings. Furthermore, they had the opportunity to retain that spot in North Macedonia on Thursday.

It would have been much easier for them to play this duel, however, they were defeated and now the situation has become more complicated. They would have to win this match, together with a visit to Poland in the last round. Not a pleasant situation, but this selection will certainly not surrender. In Skopje, they missed in the second half and conceded two goals, the only goals being scored in the referee’s charge. Now Popovic could replace Krhin.

Probable lineup: Oblak – Stojanovič, Mevlja, Al.Struna, Balkovec – Kurtić, Popović – Bezjak, Iličić, Verbić – Sporar

Austria team news:

The Austrians were looking forward to Slovenia’s defeat on Thursday as they returned to second place. Now they have the situation back under control. After this visit, they are left with two relatively easier matches, which is why they are shaping their fate in Ljubljana.

Otherwise, Austria and their host started very poorly and they lost the first two trials, and then the positive series began. They were undefeated in five matches, four of which were resolved to their advantage. They drew on the toughest away game in Poland and beat Israel 3-1 on Thursday. In the last match they received a goal and then reversed everything. The injuries to Laimer, Posch and Arnautovic are worrying everyone, and Alaba is also missing.

Where to watch:

TV Channels: COSMOTE Sport, Match! Futbol, ORF, Polsat Sport News, Slovenia TV2, SportKlub (BiH), SportKlub (Cro), SportKlub (Mac), SportKlub (Mon), SportKlub (Ser), SportKlub (Slo), Sport TV (Por), Viaplay (Fin)

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