In the last first round match of the 3rd qualifying round of Champions League will meet Slovenian “Maribor” and the Norwegian “Rosenborg”. The team passed both of the previous stage of the qualifying tournament, but one of them will have to leave.
The winner of this tie will go into the last qualifying round, of the playoffs where they will face Dinamo Zagreb or the Croatian state with the Hungarian “Ferencvaros” teams will play their first game between them on Tuesday.
The loser will not fall directly to the group stage of the Europa League, how lucky some teams, and will play in the playoffs for the right to go to the group. His opponent will be either Bulgarian “Ludogorets”, or Welsh-English “the new Saints”.
- The coefficients and forecast
The Slovenian team started the new season in the first half of July, when he played with the Icelandic “by Valorem” on the road. Away win 0:3 in fact enable it to participate in the next round, so 2:0 at home only cemented this success.
The next time the opponent was already complicated: the Swedish AIK. Despite the victory in front of their fans 2:1, in the second match Maribor with the same score lost, so the referee added overtime. There, the teams scored one goal, therefore, there were a total of 5:5, but then went to the team from Central Europe, as he had 2 away goals against one’s opponents.
In the next qualifying round of “violets” will meet with a representative of another Scandinavian country, who managed to knock out of the tournament BATE, a regular participant in European competitions, so the First League match they only prevented 1:1.
In General, the “purple” didn’t win for 3 matches in a row, and have scored and conceded in 4 of their last 5 and is a good sign for the guests from Northern Europe.
Norwegian champion as well as winning the Slovenian top division team began the performance in qualifying for the Champions League with the first round.
While playing in the championship and European matches, Rosenborg beat Northern Ireland “Lynnfield” with the account 0:2 on the road and defeated 4:0 at home, so BATE in the tournament then it seemed a real challenge.
So at first it was: “the little trolls” lost to BATE in away 2:1, but in the return game in front of their fans won 2:0 the team from Trondheim has won all 4 last home games.
The return leg against BATE was the 7th of 9 already-and the recent fights involving Rosenborg, where he opened the account. On Saturday, he missed from “Sarpsborg 08” first, but equalized before the break — in the end 1:1 on the scoreboard.
The coefficients and forecast
Judging by the odds in Slovenia are more likely to win the home team:
2.1–2.3: victory “Maribor”;
3.5–3.8: victory Rosenborg.
However, the results of both matches of higher probability to pass on the “trolls”:
1.9–2.2: passage of the “Maribor”;
1.6–1.9: pass Rosenborg.
While none of the previous 8 matches played Maribor and Rosenborg this season of the Champions League ended in a draw and all 8 were scored at least 2 goals.