Free tips World Cup Qualification Tips: England v Slovenia (Thursday, 7.45pm)

England will guarantee qualification to next year’s World Cup in Russia if they manage to avoid defeat at home to Slovenia on Thursday evening.

We take you through our match preview and betting tips for the fixture at Wembley.?

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England v Slovenia Match Prediction

England win 1/3 (1.33) Stan James


England v Slovenia Best Bet

Under 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with MarathonBet


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England v Slovenia Past Meetings

These two nations have met five times previously, with the scoreless draw in Ljubljana a year ago the first time England failed to triumph.

Slovenia have lost both of their visits to Wembley – a 2-1 friendly defeat in 2009 and a 3-1 loss in qualification for the 2016 European Championships three years ago.

The 3-1 scoreline in 2014 was the only occasion when more than one goal has separated the sides.

England v Slovenia Stats

England have won 18 of their last 19 World Cup qualification matches – with a 1-1 draw with Ukraine the only game not won – in a run dating back to October 2001.

The Three Lions have conceded only two goals in their last eight matches in World Cup qualification at Wembley and have lost only one of their last 30 qualification matches for the tournament both home and away.

They are unbeaten in their last 22 matches at Wembley in competitive football, dating back to November 2007’s loss to Croatia.

Slovenia have failed to score in each of their past two away matches – to Scotland and Slovenia – while their 1-0 win in Malta was their only away win in their past six games on the road.

Srecko Katanec’s side have only conceded two goals in their last seven qualification matches while England (3) are the only side to have conceded fewer goals in the group than them (4).

Slovenia hold outside hopes of qualifying for their first major tournament since World Cup 2010.


England v Slovenia Team News

England will be without the suspended Dele Alli while Fabian Delph and Phil Jones were forced to withdraw from the squad through injuries.

Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson and Michael Keane will all face late fitness tests after injury concerns.

Spurs midfield Harry Winks has been called up to the squad.

RB Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl is out of Slovenia’s squad, who otherwise have a full-strength first team to chose from.

Reason for England v Slovenia Bets

England have scored more than two goals only twice in their last 19 matches and despite being clear favourites for this encounter, it looks set to be another low scoring affair.

Slovenia only have mustered 10 goals in qualification matches – four less than both Scotland and Slovakia – while their strength lies in defence.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is their star performer and is arguably the world’s best shot-stopper and they are unlikely to be too adventurous in this game.

The Three Lions have an incredibly strong record in qualification matches for major tournaments and are particularly strong at Wembley.

They have a tendency to be underwhelming and often uninspiring but usually get the job done and quite simply, have far more ability than Slovenia.

However, they should seal their passage to Russia with an unspectacular and low-scoring victory.

England v Slovenia Match Prediction

England win 1/3 (1.33) with Stan James

England v Slovenia Best Bet

Under 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with MarathonBet

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