Partizani vs Maribor
Europa League Qualifying
Date: Thursday 12th July 2018
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Selman Stermasi Stadium (Tirana)
Partizani have a tough game on their hands when they will have to overcome Maribor over over two legs to make it to the next qualifying stage of the Europa League.
Partizani have struggled in recent years and will be the outsiders to get anything from both games. Of course the first leg is at home, but even then they are waiting on a permanent stadium they can call home and that won’t be ready until December.
As for Maribor the team has qualified for European competition proper over several seasons and that is why they are odds on to win this match even away from home. The team isn’t as strong as they once were but still boast enough quality and have a better depth of squad than Partizani.
Partizani vs Maribor: Head to Head
These two teams have not previously met before.
Partizani vs Maribor: Prediction
The best chance for the home side is to put in a good defensive game and try and soak up the pressure. But Maribor will come here to win and it’s very difficult to look past this team with such vast experience in European competitions.
Maribor will most likely be bold and play two up front and attack from the first whistle. This could leave gaps and we will back the away team to win but we will also back both teams to score even if the home side do not have the same qualities. We should see an open game because Maribor will dictate the pace of it and this could force Partizani to open up too.
Partizani vs Maribor: Bet Tips
Maribor to beat Partizani at 1.57
Both teams to score at 1.91
Highest scoring half: 2nd half at 2.00.