Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Slovenia vs England Preview and Personal Prediction: World Cup 2010

In this preview of the Slovenia - England Group Stage match (Group C), Slovenia is coming from a win against Algeria (0-1) and a draw against USA (2-2). Slovenia is avoiding a loss to qualify. That means that a win or a draw will get them into the Round of 16.

England, on the other hand comes from two draws, the first was against USA (1-1) and the other against Algeria (0-0) which did not concede a goal in their match. The only way for England to qualify is to win the match. A loss will surely disqualify them from advancing to the next round while a draw, even if USA draws with Algeria in the simultaneous match will disqualify them because of the greater number of goals scored by USA in all group matches between the two of them. A goalfest for England is unlikely so getting at least 3 goals, assuming that USA draws with Algeria and both are scoreless, is a long shot.

But, with England's many good players, they have a real chance to shine in this match. I predict a win by England and a qualification in the Round of 16 for this 2010 World Cup.

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