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Hosts will try to make repulse against English side. New coach Andre Villas-Boas will want to rehabilitate his team after Premier League’s defeat against his ex club Chelsea. It could be a first win in this year’s Europa League.
Maribor has made a great start in the SNL this season. They stand on the top with thirty five points after fourteen games. They have won eight of their last nine league games. In the Europa League they started with a powerful 3-0 home victory over Panathinaikos and then lost the game at Lazio. Slovenians still have good chances to qualify from this group. Maribor playing squad is made up of Slovenian young players.
Tottenham goes the fifth in the EPL with fourteen points in eight matches. In the Europa League they hold the third position with two points after two draws with Panathinaikos and Lazio. Tottenham is another level to Maribor. Spurs seems to be taking this competition seriously this season. But AVB gives more importance to the EPL matches. Also he indicates that he want to win this Euro competition as he did with Porto.
Darko Milanic has few injured players. Jovan Vidovic was sent off, defender Nejc Potokar picked up an injury in the game against Panathinaikos. Arghus could return after his suspension.
Andre Villas-Boas will play without long-term injured Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Also Mousa Dembele has a hip injury, so hi will remain sidelined.
Gareth Bale missed Saturday’s game, but seems that he could play against Maribor. Kyle Naughton may replace Kyle Walker in Slovenia. Finally, Hugo Lloris will replace Brad Friedel, to get some practice in his new team. Michael Dawson and Emmanuel Adebayor may appear in the starting line-up.
Maribor line-up: Handanovic, Milec, Rajcevic, Arghus, Mejac, Cvijanovic, Filipovic, Mertelj, Ibraimi, Tavares, Beric.
Last three matches:
Lazio 1 – NK Maribor 0;
NK Maribor 3 – Panathinaikos 0;
NK Maribor 0 – Dinamo Zagreb 1.
Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Livermore, Huddlestone, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Bale, Adebayor.
Last three matches:
Tottenham 2 – Chelsea FC 4;
Tottenham 2 – Aston Villa 0;
Panathinaikos 1 – Tottenham 1.