Slovenia vs Estonia by Sors
Slovenia: Handanovic – Struna, Ilic, Cesar, Jokic – Stevanovic, Kurtic – Ilicic, Birsa, Kampl – Ljubijankic.
Estonia: Aksalu – Teniste, Klavan, Jaager, Pikk – Zenjov, Vassiljev, Mets, Kallaste, Lindpere – Purje.
Slovenia comes from a disappointing loss in the visit to Switzerland last Saturday (2-3), which left the home team on 4th position in the standings in Group E, six points behind Switzerland (2nd position) and one point behind Estonia (3rd position).
Estonia, on the other hand, will play against Switzerland (home) and England (away) in the last two rounds, which makes this match crucial for both teams.
The hosts scored fourteen goals in the previous seven rounds in this group (2.00 per game), including four goals in the last two games against England (2-3/home) and Switzerland (2-3/away), but now they will be without their top scorer Milivoje Novakovic (6 goals), while another important player in attack in Tim Matavz is not even in the group for this match.
This could lead to certain problems in attack, especially against an opponent with a solid defense like Estonia.
The guests also have problems with injured and suspended players ahead of this clash (Igor Morozov, Artjom Dmitrijev, Henrik Ojamaa, Henri Anier, Kaimar Saag and Vladimir Voskoboinikov), but Estonia’s style away from home is built on strong defense and counterattacks and I don’t expect something different today, simply because is obvious that Estonia inferior to Slovenia in terms of individual qualities of the players, even though the guests have some very experienced players like Ragnar Klavan, Enar Jaager, Joel Lindpere, Konstantin Vassiljev and Ats Purje in the squad.
I think that Slovenia will manage to win three points from this match, although I doubt, that will be an easy task for the home team to break through Estonia’s defense.
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