Slovenia hosts Israel
Slovenia hosts Israel at the Stadion Stozice in Ljubljana in a game from Group G of the European qualifications. Let’s examine this fixture in our free football betting tips for the weekend.
Slovenia had a really difficult start of this qualifying campaign, winning just two points in their first three matches. But Matjaz Kek’s boys raised their level in the next two games and won it, ressurecting their chances of qualification.
Especially impressive was Slovenia’s win over Poland at home just few days ago. Poland are the big favourite in this group and so far they dominated it, but the Slovenian team managed to do an impressive job against them. Aljaz Struna opened the score for Slovenia, scoring after an assist from Andra Sporar. After the halftime break the hosts scored one more in Lucasz Fabianski’s net, when Andra Sporar put the ball behind him.
Thanks to this win, Slovenia are now third in the group with 8 points and just one point behind the second Austria. In other words, they are back in the game.
Meanwhile Israel made a serious mistake in their last game in the group, doing a dissapointing 1-1 draw with North Macedonia at home in Beer Sheva. They really need to win this one, but it didn’t happen.
Both goals were scored after the halftime break. Eran Zahavi opened the score for the hosts, but Arijan Ademi equalised for North Macedonia just 10 minutes later.
Israel’s manager Andreas Herzog tried to change something, putting Baram Kayal and Tomer Hemed on the pitch, but it didn’t work out in the way he wished.
Because of their situation in the group right now, both Slovenia and Israel need to win this match and make a solid step towards the next European Championship. Surely Slovenia’s win over Poland is going to make them very confident, but don’t underrestimate the Israeli team as well. Let’s see our free football betting tips for the weekend.