Maribor vs Rosenborg
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Ljudski vrt (Maribor).
Maribor has made a terrible start to their season. The reigning champions of the Slovenian First Division have so far failed to record even a single win. After four match-days are over, the team is placed ninth, in a table of ten, and has failed to register goals at least at a rate of one per tie.
To this mess comes a group with similar troubles. The defending champions of the Norwegian Eliteserien, Rosenborg, is placed sixth in the table and is struggling to consistently score goals, unlike their last campaign.
To be fair, both teams need this win, and importantly, the qualification to the next round.
Maribor vs Rosenborg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The clubs are yet to play a head-to-head game.
Maribor vs Rosenborg Prediction
Both teams have failed to replicate their run in the last season, and their dominance in the domestic leagues have been severely threatened. But still, the home advantage comes to the aid of the Slovenian squad and could make some difference.
In addition, Maribor is unbeaten in their last six games and was so in eight of their last nine. At home, they went invincible in 14 of their last 18 and kept clean sheets in two of their last three.
On the other hand, their counterparts had separate three-game losing runs on the road a couple of months back and is currently winless in their last two road trips.
Taking into account the home advantage, and marginally superior form of the Slovenians, they are expected to win at least one half of the fixture. Going on, the struggles of both, and the need for either to desperately avoid a loss could make them employ overtly defensive tactics. And as such, resembling their recent ties, goals should be hard to come.
Maribor vs Rosenborg Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
Maribor to Win At Least One Half @ 1.67 (2/3).