Sevilla vs Maribor – UEFA Champions League: Sevilla is a team that is usually present on the Champions League…
And they didn’t disappoint on the Play-off, eliminating Istanbul BB, despite some struggles. On the start of the season, the team showed some inconsistency, but now they are playing well and on a good phase.
The wins have been piling up and the good performances as well.
Sevilla is coming off a 2-0 loss in Madrid against Atlético, but that doesn’t overshadow the wins they have had in the past few weeks.
On the 1st match of this Champions’ League group stage, they’ve snatched an important 2-2 draw in Liverpool, in a very open and balanced match. Sevilla knows that this is a “must-win” match and they cannot fail.
Maribor are the best team in Slovenia, but this season they have been having the competition of Olimpija domestically, who have been playing well and are looking to offer a good reply on the title fight this season.
Maribor usually plays in this competition and this season they were able to survive the Play-offs. They have eliminated FH and then Hapoel Beer Sheva, on a very rough tie, that they only won thanks to an away goal.
On their debut in the group stage of this Champions League, they have tied 1-1 with Spartak Moscow. It was a tough match, because the Russian champions have more quality, but Maribor showed some good attitude, believed until the end and were able to get the tying goal in the final minutes of the match.
With Sevilla and Liverpool besides this Spartak, Maribor is clearly the “outsider” of this group.
Sevilla vs Maribor – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Sevilla is a strong team, having more quality and Maribor will surely not be able to last long on this trip to Spain.
I’m confident that the Spaniards will start strong in this match, with a lot of intensity, and forcing Maribor back into their defensive zone, so the goal will show up early. I see this Sevilla reaching the advantage before half-time.
Maribor doesn’t have the same arguments and they won’t hold on.
Sevilla is coming of a less positive result in Madrid, and nothing better than returning to their own stadium on this European competition to get back to the good results that have characterized this team in the last few weeks.
|Sevilla to win the 1st Half||