EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Slovenia vs Austria Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Slovenia vs Austria kick off? Sunday 13th October, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Slovenia vs Austria being played? Stadion Stožice

What television channel is Slovenia vs Austria on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Slovenia vs Austria? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Austria 1-0 Slovenia

THE TEAM NEWS

SLOVENIA

  • Slovenia suffered a 2-1 defeat in North Macedonia on Thursday but they are unbeaten at home in this campaign, and victory here would move them above second-placed Austria.
  • Captain Bojan Jokic is set to return at left-back after serving a suspension against North Macedonia but otherwise coach Matjaz Kek could name the same starting line-up.
  • Robert Beric, Denis Popovic and Miha Zajc, who all came off the bench on Thursday, are the mostly likely players to come in if Kek does choose to make changes.

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Oblak; Stojanovic, Aljaz Struna, Mevlja, Jokic; Bezjak, Kurtic, Krhin, Verbic; Ilicic; Sporar

Unavailable: Milec (Injured), Crnigoj (Injured)

Doubtful:

AUSTRIA

  • Austria climbed into second place in Group G thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Israel on Thursday, their fourth victory in five matches.
  • David Alaba was not risked against Israel following his recent rib injury but he has stayed with the squad, so he could be involved here.
  • Otherwise it could well be the same team that started against Israel, with Cican Stankovic starting in goal for the third match running.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Stankovic; Posch, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Ulmer; Baumgartlinger, Ilsanker; Lazaro, Sabitzer, Alaba; Arnautovic

Unavailable: X. Schlager (Injured), Wolf (Injured), Lainer (Injured), Grillitsch (Injured)

Doubtful: Alaba (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

This match could have a big say in who takes second place in Group G. Slovenia are unbeaten in their last five internationals at home but they have only managed one clean sheet in them, and with Austria in good form and both teams needing the points, there should be plenty of goalmouth action.

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