Slovenia vs Serbia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

Slovenia vs Serbia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024

Preview

  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Thursday, June 20
  • Kick-off Time: 02:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Allianz Arena, Germany

Slovenia national football team will go head-to-head in their second game of the Euro 2024 campaign when they take on the Serbia national football team in their second Group C game at the Allianz Arena. Serbia are expected to perform in this tie.

Slovenia national football team will aim for a positive outcome on Wednesday against a side that has struggled to secure a win in their opening group game. Matjaz Kek’s side have made a decent start to the campaign and could secure their spot in the knockout round with a win against fourth-placed Serbia. They fought back from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Denmark in their last game.

Meanwhile, the Serbia national football team succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of England last week. Despite registering just one out of six shots on target, Serbia have the players to deserve favouritism in this tie. Both sides previously met in the UEFA Nations League two years ago.

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Slovenia vs Serbia Team News

Slovenia vs Serbia Team News
Slovenia squad (Getty Images)

Slovenia national football team news

Manager Matjaz Kek will name an unchanged starting XI for Thursday’s tie against Serbia. RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko who had two long-range efforts strike the woodwork will hope to find the back of the net this Thursday.

Serbia national football team news

Serbia Squad
Serbia Squad (Getty Images)

Serbia, on the other hand, will be without Filip Kostic who sustained a knee injury in the last game against England and will be out for the Euro 2024 campaign. Filip Mladenovic will deputize in the left-wing-back position. Juventus’s Dusan Vlahovic will lead the attack for Serbia.

Predicted Lineups

Slovenia national football team Predicted lineup:

Oblak; Karnicnik, Blazic, Bijol, Janza; Stojanovic, Gnezda Cerin, Elsnik, Mlakar; Sporar, Sesko

Serbia national football team Predicted lineup:

V. Milinkovic-Savic; Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Gudelj, Mladenovic; Tadic; Vlahovic, Mitrovic

Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off four times in the past, with both Slovenia and Serbia sharing the spoils with one win each. The other two games ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Slovenia 2-2 Serbia – UEFA Nations League – June 12, 2022
Serbia 4-1 Slovenia – UEFA Nations League – June 05, 2022
Slovenia 1-0 Serbia – UEFA European Championship – October 11, 2011
Serbia 1-1 Slovenia – UEFA European Championship – September 07, 2010

Key Players to Watch out for

Dusan Vlahovic

Dusan Vlahovic
Dusan Vlahovic (Getty Images)

The Juventus striker is one of the first names on the Serbia national football team sheet. The 27-year-old striker has registered 13 goals for Serbia in 27 games and leads the attack for his nation. Last season, Vlahovic has scored 18 goals in 38 games for the Old Lady across all competitions. He could be one of the standout performers in the Euro 2024 campaign.

Benjamin Sesko

Benjamin Sesko
Benjamin Sesko (Getty Images)

The RB Leipzig striker recently extended his contract with the German club for one more season. Sesko who has earned 30 international caps and scored 11 goals for Slovenia is one of the sought-after forwards in Europe attracting interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Last season, the 21-year-old forward scored 18 goals for Leipzig across all competitions.

Slovenia vs Serbia Prediction

Slovenia national football team are competing in their first Euro tournament since 2000 and have sustained a 1-1 draw with Denmark in their first game of the Euro 2024 campaign. They are still waiting for their first-ever win at the European Championship as an independent nation. They are on an even footing with Serbia as far as the head-to-head record is concerned.

Serbia national football team, meanwhile, sustained a 1-0 defeat against England in their opening game of the Euro 2024 campaign. They are currently at the bottom of the group standings and a defeat on Thursday would confirm their exit from the European Championships. They look like the better team on paper and should manage to secure the three points.

Predicted Score: Slovenia 0-1 Serbia 

Where to Watch Slovenia vs Serbia Live?

QWhere to watch Slovenia vs Serbia live in India?

The Slovenia vs Serbia game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Slovenia vs Serbia live game in UK?

The game between Slovenia and Serbia will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Slovenia vs Serbia in USA?

The match between Slovenia and Serbia will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the Slovenia vs Serbia game in Slovenia?

The Slovenia vs Serbia will be live across RTV Slovenija, and Sportklub Slovenia for Slovenia fans.

Q. Where to watch Slovenia vs Serbia live in Serbia?

The Slovenia vs Serbia game will be available on RTS Serbia for Serbia fans.

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