FK Partizani Tirana vs NK Maribor Today’s Soccer Prediction
Curiously, this year’s participation of FK Partizani in the European Cup came about. As a league finisher not qualified directly, Tirana benefited from the fact that champions Skënderbeu Korca had been excluded from UEFA because of a suspected manipulation of the international competitions. Accordingly lean in our view, the chances for Partizani on a success in the international arena, if you are already in the mediocre domestic league only average. 15 wins in the past season were eight draws and 13 defeats. Also in the preseason Tirana lost the first duel in the Europa League qualification with the Bulgarian club Botev Plovdiv. In the recent past, the club was the most successful in the European Cup season 2016/17. After a rise over Ferencváros in the Champions League qualifiers waiting in the third round Red Bull Salzburg. Naturally, the Austrians turned out to be too big a hurdle. Also in the playoff of the Europa League was against the Russian club FC Krasnodar final stop. The only international in the squad is goalkeeper Alban Hoxha. The most famous new addition to the team of coach Skënder Gega is Stefan Nikolić, who has already played in Belgium. The FK Partizani can point to a successful past. 15 capital titles celebrated the capital club, there were considerable 21 runner-ups. In addition, they won the cup competition 15 times. However, the emphasis is on the past: the last championship title comes from 1993, the last time Cup winner was the club 2004.
On the bench sits with Darko Milanic a well-known man. The Slovenian played successfully with Sturm Graz in the European Cup, trained the Graz later. Since 2016 he gives the instructions in Maribor. Under Milanic the club became champions in the first year. In the past season, the Marburg had to narrowly just behind the arch rival Olimpija Ljubljana queuing. Both clubs were equal at the end of the championship – for the Laibacher finally spoke only that they had won the direct duel thanks to the away goals rule. Maribor builds on Slovenian international Martin Milec (right-back), center-forward Luka Zahovic (son of Zlatko Zahovic, who now serves as sports director in the club) and midfield strategist Amir Dervisevic. In the attack you can also rely on Dare Vrsic, the former striker of the Vienna Austria. These are joined by talented U-national team. However, the crew plagued bad injury concerns. Above all, the defense is affected: Coach Milanic must probably on Denis Sme (Achilles heel problems), Kassim Doumbia (knee injury) and on Luka Uskoković (not yet fit after an operation). In last year’s Champions League season NK Maribor was represented in the group stage. Although they lost to Liverpool a 0: 7 swatter. With three 1-1 draws – twice against Spartak Moscow, Sevilla at home – the Slovenes but honored withdrew respectable from the affair. Maribor has been 14 times champion since independence (record), in the 1960s, the club even won even the title in the All-Yugoslav League. The knockout winner from this encounter will face either Chichura Satchchere, the Georgian Cup winner, or Beitar Jerusalem, Israel’s league rider of the past season, in the next round. Last year, Maribor eliminated an Israeli club in the playoff on their way to the Champions League with Hapoel Beer Sheva.
Soccer Prediction of the Day FK Partizani Tirana vs NK Maribor
We clearly see Maribor as favorites in this game. Considering also that the Slovenians played last year in the Champions League group stage and how happy the Albanians have ever slipped into the European Cup, is expected from an away win.
Prediction Today: NK Maribor