Will England be tripped up in Ljubljana on Tuesday night when they go there to take on Slovenia in World Cup 2018 qualification? England have made a 100% start to their qualifying campaign to reach Russia 2018 so far, with wins over Slovakia and Malta, but they will be put to the test out on the road on Tuesday against a side who have lost just one of their last nine home fixtures in qualification matches. That having been said, their only loss in that sequence was against England back in June 2015.
That was a Euro 2016 qualifier for the Three Lions, who had to battle back from being 1-0 down to earn a 3-2 victory. It was Wayne Rooney who netted the winner just four minutes from time for the Three Lions, but the Manchester United man has been relegated to the substitutes bench for this one by interim boss Gareth Southgate, who calls upon Tottenham’s Eric Dier instead. That’s a brave move by the temporary boss, dropping experience out on the road, but it could be a massively beneficial one.
It could give England a much needed presence in midfield. England are shooting for three points to keep up their 100% record at the top of their qualification group and it would also open up a five point gap between themselves and Slovenia, so the Three Lions would be cruising. England have lost just one of their last 15 away internationals (W9 D5) and that loss was an excusable one against Spain as well, back in November of 2015.
On top of that, the Three Lions have conceded in just one of their last seven away qualification matches as well. The exception in that run of clean sheets was in that 3-2 defeat against Slovenia. So a tricky match for the Three Lions, especially as they have been struggling for goals, having scored just the eight in their last seven played. It is hard to see them cutting loose and putting Slovenia to the sword on Tuesday night. Seven of England’s Last nine goals against them have been in the second half, including the last six on the bounce.
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