The Russian national team is fighting in the European group H of the selection for the world championship. And it is very important to win your meeting against Malta in Moscow. But no less important is how the confrontation in Split will end. There, at “Polyud”, the competitors of the guys Valery Karpin, Croatia and Slovenia, will play. Which of them will improve the chances of reaching the world championship after this “Yugoslavian derby”? An individual forecast for an important match on September 7, 2021 is posted on our website. You can place a bet with the best odds on 1xbet official website.
Croatia got the most difficult calendar for September fights
For a week, the Checkers have been playing against all of their key opponents in the current selection. And this is against the background of staffing problems that prevented the collection of the optimal application. That there is only the injury of Luka Modric, who for years led the entire game of this team. Perhaps it was his ability to give away (and when necessary, then score himself) and was not enough to achieve more serious results in this “window”. At first there was a goalless draw in Moscow, and there the Croats were at least not weaker than the Russians, and if someone could score, they did not work out. The fight in Slovakia could have ended in the same way. But there, in the 86th minute, Brozovic was able to score an important ball.
Slovenia is not going to give up in this company
“Fradi” has obviously passed recently. And if they were considered in the company that gathered in group H, as a contender for entering the world championship, then perhaps No. 4. Matjaz Kek’s wards really managed to lose to Cyprus on the road in March (and before that they were 1-2 in Russia). But at the same time they also have some merits in the asset. First of all, 1-0 at the start of the selection just with Croatia. In September, the Slovenes managed to score 4 points. First, they exchanged goals in the 1st half with the Slovaks. And on September 4, thanks to a goal from Lovrich, Malta was defeated from the penalty spot. But those were home matches for “Fradi”, and now they have to leave, and to the vice-champions of the world. But if you win there, you can catch up with your competitor!
In the spring, the Slovenes won 1-0 at home. This fight interrupted Croatia’s unbeaten run: before it, the “checkered” defeated their neighbor in ex-Yugoslavia 5 times, and three more times everything ended in draws.
Croatia will try to take revenge and is seen as the favorite in this duel. But it is worth considering how low the performance in this group is between competitors. Let’s dwell on “less than 2.5 goals” (coefficient – 1.78).