Our prediction for this Champions League match:
There will be fireworks when Sheriff Tiraspol and Maribor face each other at Stadionul Sheriff in the Champions League second qualifying round, return leg. Sheriff chiefs were forced to sell key players in the summer transfer window, but head coach Stjepan Tomas still has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from. Burkina Faso winger Abou Ouattara is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Rasheed Akanbi should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
The Violets, on the other hand, head into the match following a 3-2 win over ND Gorica. Maribor, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. In the first qualifying round Sheriff Tiraspol defeated Zrinjski 1-0 in front of home fans, with Igor Savic scoring an own goal.