For the 28th time the Slovenian cup winner is sought and this year’s final unites the two most successful clubs in this competition: defending champion NK Olimpija Ljubljana with five triumphs and record holder NK Maribor face each other with no less than nine final victories. For the third time in the history of the Slovenian Cup, they will play one final against each other and in 1992 and 1999 Maribor had the better of them.
Today’s Football Betting Prediction Ljubljana vs Maribor
The match will take place at Z’dezele Stadium in Celje, which used to be home to the country’s national team in earlier times. The Ljubljana vs Maribor odds are very balanced and testify accordingly from any real favorite. An assessment, which we join, because the clubs are on a very similar level of play. The Ljubljana against Maribor Tipp aims to make it extra time.
In the recent past, the Green-Whites were the only ones in Slovenia to seriously defy NK Maribor. The title win in 2016 initially ended a dry spell of 21 years, which was turbulent with an intermediate resolution due to financial problems and a new start in the fifth league. At the same time, the series of Maribor was stopped with five championships in a row. Although the adjustment of the previous pecking order was made the following year by the next title of the Purples, but in the previous season, the dragons prevailed again. But this season was not enough to defend the title. The eleven of coach Safet Hadžić instead had to settle for second place.
Rok Kronaveter, who once again was the best scorer on the Dragons’ side this season, scored 17 goals in 25 appearances and after four years with Ljubljana he has long since earned a hero status among the fans. A total of 44 goals in 94 league games quickly make it clear that the two titles were at that time to a large extent his merit. However, he will contest his last game for Olimpija with the cup final, as he aims for a change in the summer. How hot he has been in recent weeks is evident from the fact that he scored no goals in only one of his recent eight appearances. Kronaveter’s importance to Ljubljana has risen once again in the return leg, as Andres Vombergar lost another very accurate striker to FK Ufa in the Russian premjer league in the winter break. Until his departure, he showed with ten goals after 16 league games even the best yield in the offensive of the runner-up.
The loss of the Argentine has weakened the attack department without question and is one reason why it did not work in this season just with a repeated title. Another factor was the less stable defense played this season. However, there was also a blood-letting in this part of the team, because last January the regular number 1 between the posts, the 25-year-old Aljaz Ivaciz, became the Portland Timbers in the MLS transferred.
Expected formation of Ljubljana:
➤ Vidmar – Putincanin – Stiglec – Maksimenko – Bagnack – Jurcevic – Tomic – Savic – Cekici – Suljic – Kadric
Last matches from Ljubljana:
⚽️ 25.05.2019 – Aluminij vs. Ljubljana 1: 0 (Prva League)
⚽️ 22.05.2019 – Ljubljana vs. Mura 1: 0 (Prva League)
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Rudar Valenje vs. Ljubljana 1: 2 (Prva League)
⚽️ 15.05.2019 – Ljubljana vs. Ljubljana NK Domzale 1: 4 (Prva League)
⚽️ 11.05.2019 – Maribor Vs. Ljubljana 0: 3 (Prva League)
Last Saturday’s dress rehearsal was lost to Vijoličasti as they beat NK Domzale 1: 3 in third, but the championship is already in the towel for a while, so some of their regulars were spared. A measure that was also observed at Olimpija, who drew 0: 1 at Aluminij from midfield last weekend as well. The record champion of the country has further expanded his lead on Ljubljana with his sixth title with six triumphs.
“I have the feeling that we have not won the title for five years.” – Defender Mitja Viler opposite Planet TV after the championship triumph
Like Olimpija in the guise of Kronaveter, the Violets have a very reliable shooter in their ranks with 23-year-old local striker Luka Zahovic: with 18 goals, he was even a tad better in the season and secured his goal at 1: 2 at Domzale last weekend the top scorer crown in the top Slovenian league. Already last year he was the best scorer in the league with the same number of goals. On the final three matchdays of the Prva Liga alone, he scored five goals for Coach Darko Milanic’s side! Will the strong strikes be neutralized, so that after 90 minutes at Ljubljana – Maribor the prediction for a draw is advisable?
Expected formation of Maribor:
➤ Handanovich – Viler – Ivkovic – Rajcevic – Milec – Vrhovec – Dervisevic – Bajde – Zahovic – Kramaric – Mesanovic
Last matches from Maribor:
⚽️ 25.05.2019 – NK Domzale Vs. Maribor 2: 1 (Prva League)
⚽️ 22.05.2019 – Maribor Vs. Krsko 2: 0 (Prva League)
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Maribor Vs. Triglav 3: 3 (Prva League)
⚽️ 15.05.2019 – Celje vs. Maribor 1: 3 (Prva League)
⚽️ 11.05.2019 – Maribor Vs. Ljubljana 0: 3 (Prva League)
Ljubljana vs. Maribor Direct Comparison
In the Prva League, Ljubljana and Maribor faced each other four times this season. This continued a curious series of already seven games in which the host could not win each. Ljubljana prevailed twice in the past season and once Maribor scored an away win and a draw in the foreign. The last duel was played about three weeks ago – Ljubljana won the champions 3-0. A result that is deceptive, because the match was much more balanced than the result would suggest. In the upcoming match between Ljubljana and Maribor, the close odds do not show any favorites.
Ljubljana vs Maribor Our Best Betting Prediction
With Ljubljana and Maribor, the two best Slovenian teams meet in the cup final. In the championship, the Vijolice had comparatively clearly outnumbered, but in the direct duels this season, the balance sheet is negative: So Maribor waiting for three clashes on the next victory and lost in this review twice, most recently just a few weeks ago , At the same time, the games were always balanced in a playful manner, even though the final clash with the result of 3-0 suggests a clear play for the runner-up.
Key Facts – Ljubljana vs Maribor tips
🔻 Maribor has already won the championship this year
🔻 The Violets are record winners in the cup competition with 14 titles in 27 competitions
🔻 NK Olimpija Ljubljana unbeaten in three matches against Maribor (2-1-0)
🔻 Runner-up has been nine times in the Cup final and triumphs in five editions
In addition, the cup balance speaks for Maribor: Both previous playoffs against NK Olimpija were victorious denied, although they are some time ago. If you also look at the squad of clubs, can also find a similar level, with Ljubljana has certainly lost a little more quality through various outings in the winter. All in all, however, the clubs neutralize each other in their strengths and weaknesses, which is why the betting base at Ljubljana. Maribor decides that there will be no winner after 90 minutes. This is of course also the fundamental fact that it is a finale, in which a draw, at least with an extended playing time from both sides is considered as an acceptable result.
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