7 rounds before the end of the season the fight for the title in the Slovenian top football league is very tight. Olimpija Ljubjana is leading just one point ahead of defending champion Maribor. In our Slovenian Prva Liga betting tips we show the odds for the most important games at the weekends, which can be crucial to decide the champion.
10 teams are competing in the first tier of the Slovenian football league called Prva Liga which was founded in 1991. Before that the country’s football was part of the Yugoslavian football system. Teams are playing four games against each other, two at home and two away in the 36 rounds of the season. They re-started the season in the beginning of June, and now, after 29 rounds Olimpija Ljubjana are leading ahead of Maribor and Celje.
Slovenian Prva Liga betting tips favor home win in top derby
This Sunday, on the 28th of June the first two teams will meet on a hopefully great game. Online sportsbooks in Slovenia are favoring the home team, Olimpija, to win with the odds of 2.20 at Bet365 Sportsbook. Of course, with a victory the capital team could make a big step towards the championship title. It would be their third league title after 2016 and 2018. In their previous games this season Maribor won their first game in Ljubjana in a goal rich game 4-2. In Maribor the result was both times a draw, so now it’s time for Olimpija to equal their statistics, and get a win.
But Maribor are perfectly aware of the importance of the game, and surely will play their best to get a point(s) away from the game. The odds for a draw is 3.30 at Bet365 Sportsbook in the Slovenian Prva Liga betting tips. While their win has slightly better chances with the odds of 3.00 at Bet365 Sportsbook. Maribor are the most successful Slovenian club with 15 league and 9 Slovenian Cup titles. They had their best period at the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, when they were champions in 7 consecutive years. The team had its second spell in the 2010s, winning 7 championship titles out of 9 seasons. The champions can also qualify for the Champions League qualifying round, which makes the title even more precious.
Celje will also face a tough game at the weekends
Celje, the country’s other big team, are currently in 3rd place, 3 points behind Maribor. So they also have a chance to even win the trophy, but they need to first overcome their deficit. But it won’t be easy, as this Saturday the team will visit the home of 4th-place Aluminij. Celje have been in the top league since its foundation but haven’t won it yet. But they can’t look just ahead as even their current place can be in danger.
Aluminij can still catch them, and finish on the podium. It would also mean a place in the Europa League qualifying round next season. It would be the best result of the team, which was only promoted to the top division 4 years ago. Even online gambling sites in Slovenia can’t really decide the favorite here, with offering similar odds for both team’s victory. Based on their more recent forms, probably Celje seem to have the better chance. As Alumnij lost his last two games at home, Celje managed to beat leader Olimpija in an away game.