Maribor vs FH Hafnarfjordur
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Kick off at 19:20 UK/ 20:20 CET
Venue: Ljudski vrt.
Maribor survived Zrinjski scare in the second qualifying round to get very close to at least securing the group stage of Europa League.
The draw has opened up nicely for the Slovenian champions who will play Icelandic FH for the place in the Champions League playoffs round.
Darko Milanic was thrilled after the draw as he is well aware that his team got the easiest of the opponents for this stage of the competition.
The Purples are off to a flying start in the new season of Slovenian league where they clinched six points from meetings with Aluminij and Triglav.
However, Milanic can’t be satisfied with his team’s performances in two legs with Zrinjski as Bosnian champions were the dominant side on the pitch in both matches.
FH also had huge troubles to overtake their second round rivals even though they have had one of the easiest draws facing the Faroese champions Vikingur.
The first leg at Kaplakrikavollur saw a 1-1 draw, but the Icelandic outfit proved the quality in the second match beating the Faroese team 0-2 on the road to set up the third round meeting with Maribor.
The team led by Heimir Gudjonsson holds the fourth position after 12 rounds of the new season of Urvalsdeild.
Maribor vs FH Hafnarfjordur: Head to head
This will be the first meeting between the two teams.
Maribor vs FH Hafnarfjordur: Prediction
We honestly doubt that Maribor will fail to take advantage of the massive opportunity ahead of them and we are going to back the Slovenians to clinch a comprehensive win in the first leg in front of their fans.
Maribor vs FH Hafnarfjordur: Bet Tips
The first pick is HT/FT Maribor/Maribor at the odds of 2.05 by Bet365.
The alternative bet is Maribor -1.5 handicap for 2.24 odds with Pinnacle.