Maribor vs Coleraine
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ljudski vrt (Maribor)
The Purples will be happy that they will be playing this crucial game at home. They have won the majority of their home matches in various competitions recently. Also, they have had a long friendly season in which they had more wins than defeats. A major reason for their winning run is their in-form attacking line-up. Most recent competitive matches they played here saw big scores. SO we can expect the same in this game too.
Coleraine had to wait till the last minute of their first qualifier to get a winner. I hope they have learned a lot from the mistakes they committed against La Fiorita. But against an unknown opposition, they need to be careful especially in defense.
Maribor vs Coleraine: Prediction
Even though the home team is on a winning run at home, they still have to improve defensively. Clean sheets were rare in their recent competitive game which was one of their issues in domestic season too. But their attack has compensated for the lapse of the backline in all matches. Coleraine is known for having a good attacking unit that played an important role in their domestic success last year.
Even though they struggled to score and was lucky to score a late winner in their first qualifying game, I am pretty sure they will get some chances in this one. So I think we can see goals at both ends of the field on Thursday.
The majority of the recent games that Maribor was part of had a big scoreline. They have scored two or more goals in four of their last five league games at this venue. A similar scoring trend can be seen in six latest away games of Coleraine as well. So I am backing a high scoring game with both sides getting in the score sheet.
Maribor vs Coleraine: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 2.25 (5/4).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).