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Celje are the guests at Stadion Ljudski vrt on Saturday for the PrvaLiga meeting with hosts Maribor.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Maribor v Celje match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Maribor go into this fixture after a 1-1 PrvaLiga drawn game versus Bravo.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Maribor have played. Opposition teams scored 9 of them in this period while Vijoličasti totted up 13.
Their past results show that Maribor:
- have not lost a league tie with Celje in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 12 home league matches. It's been impressive.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
After being beaten in their last game against Aluminij in PrvaLiga action, Celje and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Celje, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell comes to a mere 2, with the average goals for Grofje standing at 0.83. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen whether the trend might continue on here in this match.
Going into this contest, Celje have not been beaten by Maribor in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 17/08/2019 shows us that Maribor have won 2 of these & Celje 3, with the number of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 of them for Vijoličasti and 8 for Grofje. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
Team News: Maribor
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Maribor boss Darko Milanič to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Nemanja Mitrovic (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Celje
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Celje boss Dušan Kosič to contend with. Denis Marandici (Back trouble) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that Maribor are likely to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
However, Celje will not find it easy to get shooting opportunities but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage here, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 3-1 winning score for Maribor when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt (12,702)
Captain: Marcos Tavares
Chairman: Drago Cotar
Manager: Darko Milanič
Competitions: PrvaLiga position 2