Match: Maribor vs. Levski Sofia Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 14 July, 2016
Start time: 19:00 UK
In the first match of the second qualifying round of the Europa League Slovenian Maribor will play against the Bulgarian Levski.
In recent years, Maribor almost is the champion of Slovenia and member of Champions League qualification. The year before last season the team even managed to create a huge sensation and get into the group stage of the tournament, which happened to catch one draw in the matches against Chelsea, Schalke, and Sporting. But last season the team finished in the championship on 2nd position and will play in the Europa League. Before the first game with Levski, Maribor made a draw 0:0 with Celtic.
Levski can not win the championship in Bulgaria since 2009. The last matches of the Bulgarians in the European Cup date back to 2013 year, when the team lost in qualifying from Irtysh Pavlodar. For Levski, as well as for Maribor, this will be the first official match of the new season. Levski will rely on more defensive game and try to beat your opponent tactically.
Both teams showed enough effective football in the friendly matches. The hosts will try to score a goal yet to half time while Bulgarian team is dangerous on the counter-attack, as has good attacking players.
Tip: Over 0.5 goals in first half 1.50