Rangers FC vs NK Maribor Match Preview, Soccer Prediction, and Betting Tips
Maribor make the long trip to Scotland to take on Steven Gerard’s Rangers and they would be looking to continue their current good form in the competition and get a good first leg advantage against the Gers.
Maribor have beaten Partizani from Albania and Chikhura Sachkhere from Georgia to reach this stage. One key element of their game is defensive solidity and they come into this game having not conceded a goal in European competition this season. Rangers have also shown some defensive doggedness, however, they would have to do more on the attack to break down this Maribor side.
Since Gerard was named their new manager, there has been renewed optimism at Ibrox and the Scouser has been impressive in his managerial debut also. They remain unbeaten under him and they have not lost any of their last ten games. They were unlucky to draw at the weekend and have scored at least two goals per game in their last ten games.
Maribor are unbeaten in their last 17 with 13 wins, 13 clean sheets, 49 goals and no losses. Their manager is former Leeds boss Darko Milanič and he would be looking to show Gerard that he is the better manager when they both meet in this game.