Maribor vs AIK Solna Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 24 2019
Kick-off time: 7.15pm BST
Venue: Stadion Ljudski vrt
Referee: Sascha Stegemann (Germany)
Maribor vs AIK Solna Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
Maribor vs AIK Solna Stats
- Maribor have played one previous European match against Swedish opposition, losing 4-1 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 won only one of their last five away games in Europe
Maribor vs AIK Solna Match Preview
AIK Solna have competed in the Champions League group phase only once, but are fancied to keep alive their hopes of doing so again when they face Maribor in this qualifying tie.
Reigning Swedish champions for the first time since 2009, AIK mixed it with the European elite back in 1999-2000 when they unsurprisingly finished bottom of a pool that also contained Barcelona, Arsenal and Fiorentina.
Since then, the club from just outside Stockholm have only a solitary Europa League group appearance to shout about, but they can be optimistic about making progress here.
They are vying with Malmo for the Allsvenskan title this time around and defied a sending-off early in the first leg of their opening tie in this competition to progress 4-3 on aggregate against Ararat-Armenia, with former Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson on the scoresheet.
Maribor advanced more comfortably, 5-0 over their two legs against Valur Reykjavik, but they have made an uncertain start to the defence of their Slovenian league crown having collected only one point from the first six available.
We expect AIK to score an away goal here and while they may have to settle for only a share of the spoils on the night, they are expected to complete the job at the Friends Arena next week.
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Maribor vs AIK Solna Betting Tips
Draw @ 9/4 with bet365
Both teams to score @ 19/20 with Coral