Slovenia v Austria Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 12 October 2019

Nervy game expected in Slovenia

SloveniaSlovenia v AustriaAustria
Sunday 12th October 1945hrs
Football – International – Euro 2020 Qualifying
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 1700 GMT, Saturday 12 October)

1 X 2
43/20 9/4 7/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 12, 2019 at 17.00)

We’re getting to the business end of qualifying where each game is so important. Slovenia and Austria had differing fortunes on Thursday but there is still all to play for in Group G as the two clash on Sunday evening.

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Slovenia Preview – Can Slovenia put disappointing result behind them and get back into contention for qualifying?

Having won three straight games it was Slovenia who were sitting in a good position coming into the October qualifiers. The situation is so competitive in Group G, however, that any dropped points can make a significant difference. That was the case for the Slovenians who went down in disappointing fashion to North Macedonia on Thursday evening. They were well beaten on the night and only got their goal wit virtually the last kick of the game. It means Slovenia have taken just one point from their two matches against that opponent. That could well be their downfall with three games left, two of which are against above them in the section – the first of them being at home to Austria.

Slovenia’s strength in this section has been their home form where they have taken seven points from their three games. Although managing just a draw against North Macedonia, they got the better of both Poland and Israel in impressive fashion. The hosts will have to produce a similar level of performance if they are to take three points here and a win would take them above their opponents. With leaders Poland facing North Macedonia at the same time, Slovenia could yet end up back second come full time tomorrow.

1-1 Correct Score

Austria Preview – Are Austrians set for just a second away win in this section to keep them in control of their own fate?

The Austrians come into Sunday’s crunch game in good form with four wins in their last five qualifiers. It is in stark contrast to how this section began when losing their opening two games. A home defeat to Poland and losing heavily away to Israel put them under pressure from the off. The response since those games in March have been excellent, however, and they have not lost since. Home wins against Slovenia and Latvia – either side of a comprehensive victory away to North Macedonia – put them right back into contention. Coach Franco Foda would also have been happy with a well-earned point in Poland which in some way made amends for losing at home to the same nation.

Heading into these two qualifiers Foda would have known that they had to get results in both to keep their hopes alive. They have negotiated the first hurdle with an impressive 3-1 win against Israel on Thursday and will be looking for another big performance on Sunday. A win would obviously be most welcome but a draw would not be a bad result. With a home game against North Macedonia and away to Latvia next month to complete the section, they will be expecting to take six points.

Key-Facts – Slovenia v Austria

  • Slovenia went down 2-1 in disappointing fashion against North Macedonia and ultimately need three points here
  • Austria have responded very well after losing their opening two qualifiers and are now in pole position to qualify alongside Poland
  • The Austrians were victorious the first time these nations met in this section, winning narrowly at home in June

Slovenia v Austria Betting Advice

This could conceivably be the end of Slovenia’s hopes should they lose. Even a draw is unlikely to be enough considering the respective double headers both have got next month to close out the group. Austria have stormed back into contention for a top two finish in this group and they would be relatively happy with a point – especially if Poland can defeat North Macedonia.
This game will be as much a test of nerve as anything else for a Slovenia as they have shown they can get results at home. Indeed, they have lost just three of their last 18 home internationals. Austria have also proven they can set-up to get results on the road and turned in a great defensive performance to hold Poland. I fully expect that is the sort of approach they will opt for again.
There was only one goal in the first meeting of these nations and I suspect we’ll see another low-scoring game here. Take under 2.5 goals.