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Maribor vs Sporting Preview Match

Maribor vs Sporting. After a well-deserved passage to the Champions League Group stage when they threw celtic, Maribor has a very important exam. In a group where are great Schalke and Chelsea they have to play well against Sporting if they want to continue competing in Europe League. Sporting is not an easy opponent and he is in this game is considered as a favorite.

Maribor have 15 points of maximum 21 in their national championship and they wish to win on this match. They have no injury concerns or suspensions before match against Sporting. Marcos Tavares will captain the team from attack and Jean-Philippe Mendy is also pushing for a start. Also they have Luka Zahovic who has score a lot of goals for Slovenian champion.

Luka Zahovic said:"Last season, I said that this is the best generation ever to play for Maribor. I'm proud that I can be part of this team and the great thing is that we can play in the Champions League. We earned it. We look forward to all of the action that follows."

Sporting have a great players and with former man Utd player Nani and Algerian international Islam Slimani they will try to score. They are without their defender Cedric and Ramy Rabia who even maybe will play in starting eleven.

About this match Nani said the next: "Obviously people were expecting big things. We wanted to start the season in the best possible way and we still have a lot of games to play. We will fight as hard as we can to get better results."

Possible starting lineups:

Maribor: Handanovic; Rajcevic, Viler, Mejac, Arghus; Vrsic, Bohar, Sallalich; Tavares, Mendy, Zahovic

Sporting: Patricio; Mauricio, Jefferson, Sarr, Rabia; Martins, Esgaio, Carvalho; Nani, Mane, Slimani

In this match we expect draw and maybe correct score would be Maribor vs Sporting 1:1

One comment

  1. Tipster

    -Dear fellas it’s been a long time since my last post but here I am now and this is what I got for you. As we all know Champions League group stage just started and I think one of the teams stands out. They play in group G as the team with the lowest Uefa coefficient and unfairly, most of the people sees them as outsiders and foresees their fallout before knockout phase. Yes you guessed well… its Maribor from Slovenia. But…guess what/? I believe they have more chances than most of the bookmakers gave them and that’s our chance for a good payoff…especially on their first game on Wednesday against Sporting Lisbon. Here are few facts. Maribor is playing their first match in the Champions League group stage for 15 years. They are well played team, and above all highly motivated to win in front of their own supporters on debut. They timed the form for Champions League and they did it well. During the qualifications they knocked out Celtic and for the past 5 games they have one draw one loss and three wins, while on the other side Sporting is still looking for their game and their form is yet not on the level. For the past 5 games they lost one, won one (barely, against Arouca scoring goal at 94th minute.)and played three draws. Maribor scored average of 2,1 goal per match and received less than one, while Sporting scored average of 0,9 goals per match and received 1,2 in the same period. There are more facts in favor of Maribor, but I think this is enough for now and for the upcoming match.

    My prediction for the game Maribor – Sporting Lisbon would be X (result 0:0) with a slight advantage for Maribor and therefore you can also play 1 (result 1:0)

    Thanks for reading and comments