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Are there outsiders in Champions League

-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


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Steven Heimans studied law and has since worked with a number of sports websites as a freelance sports writer.