In the 24th round of the First League of Telekom Slovenije, the third eternal season between Maribor and Olimpija will be broadcast. After two consecutive draws, the latter again handed over the first place in the standings to the Purples, who, despite a complete change of professional leadership in Sežana, won highly and expect the derby in a positive moment.
Less than 24 hours before the match in Sežana, the club's board of directors announced that Mauro Camoranesi and Oliver Bogatinov were no longer members of the club, and that Saša Gajser and Marko Šuler had taken their places. The so-called "shock therapy" succeeded, and the fans are wondering whether this will be enough for a positive outcome against the rival from Ljubljana.
During Camoranesi's operation, the team changed tactical settings a lot, practically did not start with the same formation on any of the next ones, which may have been a shortcoming, as the players of the automatisms in the game could not switch from week to week.
In the last match, Marcos Tavares played at the peak of the attack, leaving a solid impression in the first half. In the match with Olimpija, which is good especially in the transition of the ball, they will probably not come into play, at most he will enter the field as a reserve.
Gregor Bajde and Andrej Kotnik finally got a more serious opportunity, to which Gajser will pay special attention.
To win against Olimpija, Maribor will need a similar approach and energy as in Sežana. By no means will it be an easy match, especially in the sense that Olimpija has been undefeated in Ljudski vrt since November 17, 2017. Regardless of the result, the championship will not be decided, but it will provide the potential winner with a certain psychological and point advantage.read more