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The PrvaLiga tie at Stadion Z'dežele on Saturday will see home side Celje locking horns with Maribor.
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Celje will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-1 PrvaLiga defeat in their last game at the hands of Domžale.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Celje have been participants. In terms of the goal distribution in this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 7 while Grofje totted up 2. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, however.
Going into this contest, Celje are without a home win in the past 6 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Maribor head into the meeting after a 0-1 PrvaLiga win versus Bravo in their most recent match.
Darko Milanič's Maribor have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times in the course of their previous six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Coming into this clash, Maribor are unbeaten in their last 7 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 26/10/2019 tells us that Celje have won 3 of these & Maribor 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Grofje and 6 being from Vijoličasti. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
Team News: Celje
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Celje boss Dušan Kosič to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Denis Marandici (Pelvis Injury) misses out.
Team News: Maribor
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Maribor boss Darko Milanič to be concerned with. Nemanja Mitrovic (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Celje will likely be able to score against this Maribor side, but a single goal may not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-2 victory for Maribor after the 90. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Z'dežele (13,059)
Captain: Jure Travner
Chairman: Miloš Rovšnik
Manager: Dušan Kosič
Competitions: PrvaLiga position 9