Nations League Slovenia vs Bulgaria
Both teams want to start the competition on the right foot.
State of form
Unable to take the right wagon for the 2018 World Cup, Slovenia is now aiming for a qualifying spot for the next European Championship. Since the end of the playoffs, the Slovenians played 3 friendlies. They first fell against Austria (3-0) and Belarus (0-2) at the end of March, before overthrowing Montenegro in early June (0-2).
Same situation for Bulgaria who failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia this summer and who hopes to reach the final phase of Euro 2020 now. The Bulgarians have also played 3 friendly matches since. After dominating Saudi Arabia (1-0), they then lost to Bosnia (0-1), before redeeming against Kazakhstan (2-1).
The numbers for Slovenia vs Bulgaria
Slovenia presents a group of classic players, led by its executives Jokic (Ufa), Kurtic (SPAL), Krhin (Nantes), Kampl (Leipzig), Matavz (Vitesse Arnhem) and Beric (Saint-Etienne). Note the absence of the star of the team Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) in the cages. International retirees, defender Cesar and midfielder Birsa (Chievo Verona) are no longer called by the coach.
Opposite, Bulgaria has some important elements on the flank: midfield Aleksandrov (Arsenal Tula) and Chochev (Palermo), as well as the striker Delev (Pogon). The rest of the workforce is for the most part unknown to the general public. The leaders are Bodurov (CSKA Moscow), Nedelev (Botev Plovdiv) or Popov (Spartak Moscow).
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A notch above on paper and at home, Slovenia can win against Bulgaria this Thursday night. Victory of Slovenia
Insider Tip: victory of Slovenia