AIK v Maribor Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2019-07-31

Champions League Tips

AIK v MARIBOR
Champions League
Wednesday 31st July 2019
Kickoff: 1800hrs
Pick: AIK AH0
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.50 (odds taken at 09:45 GMT, 30 July 2019)

1 X 2
2.09 3.30 3.66

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 30, 2019 at 09:45)

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The 2nd legs of the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League continue on Wednesday evening and our next preview features a clash between Swedish side, AIK, and Slovenian outfit, Maribor, as the betting tips continue at the Friends Arena.

AIK Prediction – Can AIK turn to home comforts?

Although they trail their 2nd qualifying round opponents, Maribor, in this Champions League tie, AIK will be reasonably confident they can get a result in this return leg.

Wednesday night’s hosts, AIK, scored what could be an all-important away goal in last week’s 2-1 loss at the Ljudski vrt ground in Maribor.

That away goal has effectively kept AIK well and firmly in this crucial Champions League clash, and they now return to home turf for this 2nd leg decider.

Recent results on home turf at their Friends Arena has seen AIK rack up 3 wins on the trot, so confidence is still likely to be high for the hosts.

League wins in the domestic Allsvenskan over Elfsborg and Helsingborg respectively, along with the Champions League win over Ararat-Armenia places them in a strong position here.

On the domestic front, AIK are positively flying as they sit joint top of the Allsvenskan with Malmo, and they’ve lost just once at home all season to date.

Previous experience in the Champions League is limited but the hosts have momentum behind them as well as forwards Elyounoussi (9 goals) and Obasi (4 goals) up front.

 

AIK v Maribor Both teams to score
Yes2.00
No1.72

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Maribor Prediction – Can Maribor keep AIK quiet?

The Slovenian visitors take a slender 1-goal lead into this all-important 2nd leg at the Friends Arena in Sweden, with Maribor just 90 minutes away from progressing.

A 2-1 win at their Ljudski vrt ground in last week’s 1st leg was followed by a point with Olimpija in a 0-0 draw in the Slovenian top flight.

Overall, Maribor are unbeaten in their last 4 matches in all competitions, a run that includes a home leg win over Icelandic side, Valur, in the previous round of the Champions League.

Results on the road have also been pretty consistent too as Maribor have lost just 2 of their last 18 matches on their travels in all competitions.

These losses were inflicted upon the visitors in recent weeks on the domestic front – a 2-1 loss at Domzale in the league was followed by a 2-1 loss at Olimpija in the cup.

Success on the road in the Champions League has also been limited to just 3 wins from their last 11 away ties in the competition, so they’re not guaranteed of anything here.

With all due respect, wins at Zrinjski, FH and Valur haven’t been achieved against the powerhouses of European football, while AIK are flying high at the moment.

 

Key-Facts – AIK v Maribor

  • AIK have won their last 3 home matches on the trot
  • AIK have lost just once at home all season to date in the Allsvenskan
  • Maribor have won just 3 of their last 11 away ties in the Champions League

 

Betting Tips Verdict

AIK have been flying at home recently and confidence is high amongst the camp – the hosts should give a good account of themselves here I fancy.
A


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