AIK Solna vs Maribor Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 31 2019
Kick-off time: 6.00pm BST
Venue: Friends Arena
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
AIK Solna vs Maribor Head-To-Head Record
1 previous competitive match
July 24 2019: Maribor 2-1 AIK Solna
AIK Solna vs Maribor Stats
- Before this tie, Maribor’s only previous European match against Swedish opposition was a 4-1 defeat away to Orebro in the 1996 Intertoto Cup
- AIK have played one previous European tie against Slovenian opposition, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Primorje in the 1997-98 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
- AIK have lost only one of their last six home games in Europe
AIK Solna vs Maribor Match Preview
AIK Solna were our original tip to qualify from this tie, but rather than the draw we predicted in Slovenia last week they have given themselves an uphill task following a 2-1 defeat.
As we wrote before that game, we expected the Swedish champions to score and they duly did so as their talisman Henok Goitom equalised the opener from Rok Kronaveter. But Sasa Ivkovic put Maribor back in front with a lead that they will take to the Friends Arena.
So can AIK turn it around at home, where a 1-0 triumph would be enough? The worry for them is that over the last three seasons, while they have only lost once at home in Europe, their number of draws outweighs victories by three to two.
But encouragingly for Rikard Norling’s side, their domestic home form has been very strong this year and is the main reason why they are right in the midst of what looks a three-way scrap to retain their Allsvenskan title with Malmo and Djurgardens.
Maribor, meanwhile, are hit and miss just now. Their European form has been much better than their domestic results, where they again dropped points at the weekend and are losing early ground in the table to the pretenders to their crown.
Essentially, this has become a difficult tie to predict the outcome of. It could go either way, and the lack of clarity means we will side with the draw in this second leg which would put Maribor through to a meeting with BATE Borisov or Rosenborg in the next round.
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AIK Solna vs Maribor Betting Tips
Draw @ 5/2 with Unibet
Maribor/Draw double chance @ 5/6 with bet365