Maribor v Valur Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-07-17

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Wednesday 17th July 2019
Kickoff: 1915hrs
Pick: Maribor AH-1
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.59 (odds taken at 07:45 GMT, 17 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.17 7.60 14.50

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 17th, 2019 at 07:45 a.m.)

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The 2nd legs of the 1st round matches of the Champions League will be played on Wednesday night and our next featured match sees Slovenian outfit, Maribor, taking on Icelandic side, Valur, as the betting tips continue at the Ljudski vrt.

Maribor Prediction – Can Maribor complete rout of Valur?

A 3-0 rout of Icelandic opponents, Valur, in last week’s 1st leg at the Vodafonevöllurinn in Reykjavik has all but secured Maribor’s passage into the next round.

Maribor now return to home turf and their Ljudski vrt ground for Wednesday night’s 2nd leg, firmly in the driving seat.

However, having lost their opening domestic Slovenian 1. SNL match of the season against Triglav on the weekend, the hosts will take nothing for granted here.

A surprise 2-1 loss at home to Triglav mean that Maribor should be fully focused on the job in hand in this Champions League 2nd leg.

Results at home have been sporadic during the off-season as the hosts have secured friendly wins over Dravinja and Gorica.

These wins included a 10-0 rout of Dravinja and a 4-1 win over Gorica, but the defeat to Triglav will have brought Maribor back down to earth.

Despite suffering a 7-0 humiliation to Liverpool last season, Maribor have lost just 2 of their last 13 Champions League ties at home.


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Valur Prediction – Can Valur turn around 2nd leg?

The simple answer to this appears to be a big ‘no’ as Valur prepare for a difficult away tie in Slovenia on Wednesday night.

Prior to last week’s 1st leg with Maribor, Valur had registered 3 wins on the trot which were all gained in the Icelandic top flight.

Pepsideild league wins over Grindavik 1-0, HK 2-1 and a 3-1 home win over KA seemingly gave Valur a morale-boost ahead of this Champions League tie.

However, Valur’s dreams of progressing in this competition now lie in tatters following last week’s heavy 3-0 defeat at home to Maribor.

Progression to the 2nd qualifying round in the Champions League now looks an impossible task, given Maribor scored 3 away goals last week.

In addition, results away from home for Valur have been disappointing as the visitors have lost 4 of their last 6 away matches in all competitions.

League defeats at KA, FH, Stjarnan and KR are hardly great preparation for a dramatic comeback in this 2nd leg in Slovenia.


Key-Facts – Maribor v Valur

  • Maribor have lost just 2 of their last 13 Champions League ties at home
  • Valur have lost 4 of their last 6 away matches in all competitions
  • Valur have kept just 3 clean sheets out of their last 17 away matches overall


Betting Tips Verdict

Maribor are firmly in the driving seat here and should complete a comfortable win at home in this 2nd leg.