Maribor and Ludogorets measured their strength in Ljudski vrt, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Play-offs), after the tie for (0-0) in the first leg. The record of recent direct confrontations between these two teams could not be more balanced, as there were 2 draws in the last 2 games they played.
After the goalless draw away in the first leg, the home team needs to win at home to achieve the qualification. In the last match he played, for 1. SNL, he won Bravo at home by (4-0). In its last 10 home games Maribor records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 14 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 8 home games for all competitions: they suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Maribor comes motivated to this match, after a 4-0 home victory against Bravo, in a match for the Slovenian championship. It should be noted that the home team tied in the first game of this round of the Europa League, taking the decision of this tie for their stadium. Now, in this second game, coach Darko Milanic must keep the team in a 4-3-3, with Pozeg Vancas, Kramaric and Zhovic being the most advanced men of the home team: the third player is very fast and strong in the finishing . Out of this game will be Dino Hotic, due to a suspension.
The away team comes to this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having suffered goals at home in the first leg. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Slavia Sofia for (0-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Ludogorets won 5, drew 4 and lost 1. Their defense has been very solid, since they only suffered goals in 1 of the last 5 matches, and their attack has marked with regularly, as he scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 5 of his 13 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Ludogorets comes to this match after a goalless draw against Salvia Sofia, adding the second official match without tasting the taste of victory in this competition. Keep in mind that the Bulgarians drew 0-0 in the first game against Maribor. Now, coach Stoycho Stoev must present a defensive team, waiting for his rival in his defensive midfield. Striker Claudiu Keseru stands out in this team this season, which is very strong in the finalization. There are no major absences for this game.