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Football Bet of the Day: BTTS in Balkans derby

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"Both teams have scored in all of Croatia's last 11 games"

Back Both Teams To Score @ 2.1211/10 in Slovenia v Croatia

World Cup qualifying gets under way across Europe today but Tobias Gourlay's only got eyes for Slovenia as they host neighbours Croatia

Slovenia v Croatia
Wednesday 19:45
(Live on Sky Sports Red Button)

The Mariners rocked the boat in Barrow last night. Grimsby left town with a rare away win, leaving nothing for us.

We turn to international football today. The first round of matches in European qualifying for next year's World Cup brings a couple of local rivals face to face. Croatia head across the border into Slovenia in Group H this evening and we fancy both teams can land blows on each other.

Odds-on favourites Croatia have won 3/3 competitive games in Ljubljana since 1995, but they've not been having everything their own way recently. Going back to a 1-1 draw in Wales in late 2019, both teams have scored in all of Croatia's last 11 games (friendlies and competitive). Over 2.5 Goals has been the right bet in 10/10 since that Wales match.

Outsiders Slovenia's last outing was another Balkans derby that brought a 2-1 Nations League home win over Kosovo. In Euro and World Cup qualifiers since late 2012, they've found the back of the net in 18/20. Croatia might be a cut above a lot of those opponents, but we're not convinced the visitors will have everything their own way this evening. At a generous odds-against price, we'll take both teams to score.

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