A victory for England on Thursday night will give them a slot in the 2018 Russia World Cup. Also should they draw, their qualification will be dependent on the outcome of Scotland vs Slovakia game.
Though England may not be seen among the World best sides, they are a huge class above the other teams in their group and should be able to win here and roll through the qualification.
However, it won’t be an easy Job for the English side as Slovenia have shown good form recently most especially in defense. Slovenia have conceded only 4 goals in this campaign showing how good they are defensively.
A draw will also keep Slovenia close to the possible qualification spot with a chance of clinching the spot on the final match day. 90% of their last 10 games have seen 2 or less goals scored in the game, showing how cagey their games are.
England vs Slovenia: Head to Head
England are unbeaten in their last 5 meetings with Slovenia, they have won 4 and drawn once which was the reverse leg of this game.
The game at Slovenia ended goalless as both sides were unable to come up with a goal.
England vs Slovenia: Team News
Fabian Delph and Jones are yet to be confirmed fit for England, while Dele Alli is suspended. Rashford, Sterling and Harry Kane are hoping to feature upfront for England.
For Slovenia, we have no injury reports or missing players and we may see a repeat of the team that drew goalless in the reverse leg.
England vs Slovenia: Prediction
Slovenia have been seen to play deep defensive game and we expect them to play with such style here. This may give England the liberty to boss the game as they like as Slovenia offer just little in attack.
With Most of England’s goal coming in the second half, we expect the same in this game. However we also expect few goals in this game, not more than 2 goals as Slovenia my adopt to play defensive from kickoff.
England vs Slovenia: Tips
England win and under 2.5 goals
Highest Scoring half – 2nd half