Maribor vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Ljudski vrt Stadion

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Maribor vs Liverpool Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Maribor welcome Liverpool to the Ljudski vrt Stadium on 17/10/17 in a vital Champions League group stage game for both teams. Maribor were 2-1 winners away to Rudar last time out, while Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Manchester United. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool showed huge signs of improvement against Manchester United at the weekend and I’m expecting that to translate into this midweek fixture.

Liverpool win to nil - 8/11
Over 1.5 first half goals - 6/5

Maribor scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Maribor saw over 1.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against Liverpool

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Liverpool are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Maribor

AVG Goals

3.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Maribor Form Guide

Maribor Team Logo

Maribor

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W A

11-04-2018

Prva Liga

ND Triglav Team Logo ND Triglav

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

15-04-2018

Prva Liga

Gorica Team Logo Gorica

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 4)

W A

21-04-2018

Prva Liga

Aluminij Team Logo Aluminij

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Prva Liga

ND Triglav Team Logo ND Triglav

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

02-05-2018

Prva Liga

Rudar Velenje Team Logo Rudar Velenje

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Prva Liga

Ankaran Hrvatini

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

09-05-2018

Prva Liga

Domzale Team Logo Domzale

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Prva Liga

NK Krsko Team Logo NK Krsko

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

19-05-2018

Prva Liga

Olimpija Ljubljana Team Logo Olimpija Ljubljana

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

23-05-2018

Prva Liga

NK Celje Team Logo NK Celje

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

21-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

06-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Maribor Preview

Maribor kept pace with Slovenian league leaders Olimpija after a strong second-half showing saw them come out 2-1 winners away to Rudar on Friday night. It seemed perhaps the distraction of this upcoming glamour tie was swaying their concentration from the task at hand as John Mary put the home team in front after 34 minutes. However, that appeared to be a wake-up call and proved to be the catalyst for an improved performance second half, with Jasmin Mesanovic netting the equaliser just after the break before Damjan Bohar netted the winner eight minutes from time. Maribor really need to get positive results from these back-to-back fixtures or it could come close to do-or-die territory in the Champions League, having taken just one point from their opening two games to this point of the season. Given their recent home record in the competition, they certainly won’t fear their opponents, having lost just one of their last eleven home games in this competition in playoffs and group games. Included in that is Chelsea, who drew 1-1 during their visit to Slovenia back in November 2014.

Maribor Team News

Maribor have two defensive injury concerns, with Marko Suler (ankle) and Denis Sme (achilles) both unlikely to feature.

Liverpool Preview

The three points may not have come as a result of it, but Liverpool will have been content at the very least to have seen their performance levels return to a more expected level in their 0-0 draw at home to Manchester United. Jose Mourinho perfected his gameplan to a tee at Anfield, setting his team up not to get beat first and foremost and take whatever they could on the break. Liverpool were on the front foot for most of the game, coming closest to scoring through defender Joel Matip, who was incredibly denied by David de Gea, who produced a fine save with his feet. It’s now just one win in eight games for the Reds, who are still struggling to really find their best form and kill teams off - something they were doing with real aplomb at the beginning of last season. After starting the Champions League group stages with two successive draws, the Reds will now be targeting six points from these two clashes with Maribor, though to do so they will have to improve their recent away record in Europe. Liverpool are without an away win in the Champions League since November 2009, though they were 2-1 winners away to Hoffenheim in the play-offs.

Liverpool Team News

Nathaniel Clyne (back), Adam Lallana (thigh) and Sadio Mane (hamstring) are all ruled out for Liverpool here through injury.

Maribor Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Maribor vs Liverpool Sidelined Players

Maribor
44 Denis Sme Injured
Liverpool
20 Adam Lallana Injured
19 Sadio Mane Injured
2 Nathaniel Clyne Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Jasmin Handanovic 196 97
22 LB Martin Milec 174 69
28 RB Mitja Viler 181 78
4 CD Marko Suler 187 79
26 CD Aleksander Rajcevic 184 83
39 CM Damjan Bohar 172 69
97 CM Martin Kramaric 173 68
5 CDM Blaz Vrhovec 180 73
7 CM Valon Ahmedi 175 -
8 CDM Marwan Kabha - -
9 CF Tavares 177 82
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Loris Karius 189 75
18 RB Alberto Moreno 171 65
6 CD Dejan Lovren 188 84
32 CD Joel Matip 195 90
66 LB Trent Alexander-Arnold 175 69
23 CM Emre Can 184 82
5 CM Georginio Wijnaldum 175 69
7 CM James Milner 175 70
11 LF Mohamed Salah 175 69
9 CF Roberto Firmino 181 76
10 RF Philippe Coutinho 171 71