Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Wednesday’s football game at Stadion Ljudski vrt pits together Maribor and Shakhtyor Soligorsk, the two teams who have never met before in European competitions. Maribor failed to win the previous four warm-up games, but they are surely capable of matching Shakhtyor Soligorsk in front of home fans. The Belarusian outfit, on the other hand, are in the middle of the domestic campaign, with the team sitting in 5th place in the standings after 13 rounds.
Since Shakhyor failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Zhodino, we are tempted to put our money on the Slovenian champions this time out. Maribor top scorer Ognjen Mudrinski is no longer part of the team, but Radovan Karanovic still has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from. Taking everything into account, we predict that the Violets are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg.