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Partizani vs Maribor Prediction & Betting tips
Partizani Tirana and Maribor face off in Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 12 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home loss with Kamza by (0-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Partizani Tirana has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 19 of the last 45 matches they played ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Partizani comes to this 1st round of the Europa League as a result of the conquest of the fifth position of the Albanian championship. In the previous season, the Albanians were eliminated from the Europa League precisely in this phase, by the Botev Plovdiv. In this first game against Maribor, coach Skender Gega is expected to prefer 4-4-2, favoring a low block and counterattacks by the flanks: Bardhi and Asani must play on the flanks of the team. As is natural, the premises present enormous defensive and offensive weaknesses. For this game the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they won against Čukarički at home (2-1). In the last 10 away matches Maribor has 9 wins and 1 draw. The defense has been strong and has suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away games there is a tendency to have goals, since in 53 of their last 60 matches there were More than 1.5 goals and in 40 of the last 60 there were More than 2.5 goals.
The whole of Maribor comes to this stage of the Europa League fruit of the second position in the Slovenian championship. We remember that the visitors marked presence in the group stage of the Champions League in the previous season. Normally coach Darko Milanic opts for a 4-3-3, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the right flank. The spearhead Luka Zahovic is one of the great highlights of the team, being very fast and excellent in the finalization. It is important to underline that the Maribor exhibits competition in defensive set pieces and aerial play. Apparently, there are no absences for this game.