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Austria and Slovenia meet at Wörthersee Stadion, in a friendly match, the first of the year for both teams. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 18-03-1997 and ended with the score: Austria (0-2) Slovenia. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first friendly of the year, after having played 2 in the last year, with the following markers: Austria (2-1) Uruguay and Austria (1-1) Finland. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Uruguay by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Austria have won 3, tied 4 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Austrian team comes to this game with a victory against Uruguay, 2-1, adding in this way the third consecutive victory in several competitions: the goals were scored by Schaub and Sabitzer. In the last 10 matches played it is possible to notice that the Austrians scored an average of 1.1 goals and suffered 0.8 goals per game, that is, it exhibits several gaps at the end. On an individual level we highlight the midfielder David Alaba, player of Bayern Munich, being a player of great technical quality and competent, both in attack and defense. For this game, coach Franco Foda must line up with his usual starters.
The visiting team plays its first friendly match of the year, after having played 2 in the last year, with the following markers: Slovenia (2-0) Finland and Saudi Arabia (0-0) Slovenia. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Scotland by (2-2). In the last 9 away matches for all competitions, Slovenia has won 1, tied 4 and lost 4. In away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches have ended with less than 3 goals In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Slovenia started for this match with a 2-2 draw against Scotland, thus adding the following encounter without winning in official matches: the two goals of the team were marked by Roman Bezjak. When analyzing the 10 previous games it is possible to notice that the Slovenians demonstrate several failures in the offensive sector, since they scored on average 1.2 goals per game, this in the last 10 matches played. Of course, the player who stands out is the forward Ilicic: this player is very unpredictable and competent in the finalization. Everything indicates that coach Tomaz Kavcic can count on all the starters.
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