Date: on the 10th of July, 2019 (Wednesday)
Match start: 23:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League.
Place: Hlíðarendi, Reykjavík.
Valur has won three last home matches, but whether it will be able to prolong its series on the 10th of July in the game against Maribor? Our prediction will give the answer.
Valur won the second in a row champion’s title last season. The team of Ólafur Johannesson in difficult fight against Breiðablik turned to be stronger. Already 12 rounds have been played in the current championship of Iceland and according to the results of this distance, Valur is taking the fifth place in the table with 16 points, losing to Reykjavík with 13 points.
Maribor has returned itself the championship title last season, having won as a result over second Olimpija with nine points. Having lost the Slovenian Football Cup 1:2 to the same Olimpija, Darko Milanič ‘s went on holiday after which it began to prepare for the game with Valur through the friendly matches. In the last test match the Violets justified all predictions and won over Gorica with the score 4:1.
Valur has been scoring in each of six last matches
Valur was not able to score only in one out of seven last home games
Only in one out of 10 last matches Maribor didn’t score
Last season Valur has already made a shot at the qualification of the Champions League. It was stopped by Rosenborg though the Gerfalcons have won the home game. Valur won all home Eurocup matches last season and now it is also very dangerous on home Hlíðarendi – the team has won three last games.
Johannesson‘s team is playing in attacking football and everything is all right with scoring moments. That is why, Maribor can’t wait for the dry match. However, Slovenes have the advantage in class and experience, therefore, they also will answer the rivals.
Our tip: both teams to score YES – 1.8