Valur v Maribor Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2019-07-10

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Maribor AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken at 03:34 GMT, 10 July 2019)

The 1st qualifying round of the Champions League continues on Wednesday night and our next fixture features a clash between Icelandic outfit, Valur, and Slovenian side, Maribor, as the betting tips continue at Vodafonevöllurinn in Reyjavik.

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Valur Prediction – Can Valur win four on trot?

Icelandic hosts, Valur, come into this 1st leg of this 1st qualifying round against Maribor having won their last 3 matches on the trot.

Recent victories against Grindavik, HK and KA in the Icelandic Pepsideild have helped Valur to 5th place in the domestic top flight.

However, the hosts have lost 6 matches of their total of 12 played so far this season, so there still remains question marks over their consistency.

A sequence of 5 matches without a win on home turf in all competitions wasn’t the best of starts to Valur’s new season.

Defeats to Stjarnan, FH, IA and Breidablik saw Valur make a poor start but they’ve since bounced back to record 3 wins on the trot at Vodafonevöllurinn.

Wins over IBV 5-1, Grindavik 1-0 and a 3-1 win over KA should give Valur a much needed confidence boost ahead of this home tie with Maribor.

Valur’s previous results at Champions League level though have seen the hosts lose 3 of their 4 matches to date.


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Maribor Prediction – Can Maribor make impression in CL?

In last season’s Europa League, Maribor reached the 3rd qualifying round of the competition before eventually being bundled out by Rangers.

Maribor had registered earlier wins over Partizani Tirana 3-0 on aggregate and Chikhura 2-0 on aggregate in the 1st and 2nd qualifying rounds respectively.

This time around, the Slovenian club will chance their arm in the elite European competition, although recent results have been mixed.

The visitors claimed another domestic league title at the end of last season, winning by a comfortable 9 point margin over runners-up, Olimpija.

Results this season though, albeit early, have seen Maribor slip to defeats to Akhmat Grozny, Cracovia Krakow and Slovacko.

On the other hand, Maribor have collected convincing wins against Dravinja 10-0 and Gorica 4-1, also in friendlies.

Two seasons ago though, Maribor made it through to the group stages of the Champions League and perhaps they could make another appearance this time around?

Maribor will make their way over to Iceland for this 1st leg clash having never played Valur before.


Key-Facts – Valur v Maribor

  • Valur have lost 3 of their 4 Champions League matches to date
  • Maribor earned draws at Spartak Moscow and Sevilla in their last 2 matches in the CL
  • Maribor made it through to the group stages of the CL back in 2017


Betting Tips Verdict

Valur look to have their work cut out to contain Maribor over these two legs.