Maribor and Rosenborg
Maribor and Rosenborg face each other in a first game from the third qualifying round of the Champions League. We expect a very competitive fixture between these two sides at the Ljudski vrt in Maribor on Wednesday. Here are our predictions football 1×2.
Maribor started their participance in the Champions League qualifiers from the first round, already eliminating two opponents. In the first round the Slovenian champion achieved success against Valur, while in the second round they played extra time against AIK, but still managed to eliminate the Swedish team.
It was a really complicated tie against AIK. Maribor won the first game at home with 2-1, but they lost with the same result in Solna. So, the game went to extra time. Tarik Elyounoussi scored for AIK and made it 3-1 for the home side, so the Swedes were really close to reaching the third round. The big hero for Maribor was Alexandru Cretu, who scored a crucial goal just three minutes before the end.
In the same time Rosenborg also started their campaign in the Champions League from the first round. They achieved an easy success against Linfield, while in the second round they eliminated BATE, despite of losing the first match in Belarus. In the second leg Rosenborg achieved a clear 2-0 win, which was enough for them to progress. Pai Helland from a penalty kick and Alexander Soderlund scored the two crucial goals for the Norwegian champion.
In the Norwegian Eliteserien the season is not going in the best possible way for Rosenborg. The champions are currently 6th in the standings, trailing on 11 points behind the current leader Molde.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Champions League qualifying game between Maribor and Rosenborg. One of these two teams could get an important advantage before the second leg.