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Maribor play host to the visiting Olimpija Ljubljana at Stadion Ljudski vrt in the PrvaLiga clash on Saturday.
Our Maribor v Olimpija Ljubljana predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Maribor will be looking for another win after a 0-4 PrvaLiga victory versus Tabor Sežana.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Maribor have shown defensive steel. In fact, Vijoličasti have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals along the way. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Maribor:
- have not registered a win against Olimpija Ljubljana in their last 4 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Previously, Olimpija Ljubljana drew 0-0 in the PrvaLiga match with Domžale.
A sequence of accomplished showings by the Olimpija Ljubljana defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 1 from their past 6 clashes combined. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 6.
Leading up to this clash, Olimpija Ljubljana:
- have not won against Maribor when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven't been beaten by Maribor when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 28/07/2019 shows that Maribor have won 1 of them and Olimpija Ljubljana 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 from Vijoličasti and 7 belonging to Zmaji. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
Team News: Maribor
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Maribor gaffer Darko Milanič to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Nemanja Mitrovic (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Olimpija Ljubljana
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Olimpija Ljubljana manager Safet Hadžić has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, Olimpija Ljubljana could well find it tough to breach the defence of this Maribor outfit who we reckon will gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory for Maribor when the referee blows for full-time.
Should be interesting.
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