Spartak Moscow 1.28 v Maribor 14.00; The Draw 6.40
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Spartak can put pressure on group rivals
Spartak Moscow could live to regret their result against Maribor in the reverse fixture.
The Russians were 1-0 up for much of the second-half, only to concede an equaliser with five minutes to go. Had they secured the win they'd now be level on points with Sevilla and would only have one less than the Group E leaders Liverpool.
With Sevilla meeting Liverpool later on Tuesday evening, Spartak at least have the chance to put major pressure on their rivals by claiming a win against Maribor in their home match. Their form at the Otkrytiye Arena in the Champions League has been very good, drawing with Liverpool and thrashing Sevilla 5-1 in what was one of the biggest surprises in the competition so far.
Maribor have lost both of their Champions League away games 3-0 and with just one point in the competition so far, would be eliminated on Tuesday if they tasted defeat again.
Back Spartak to keep it clean
Spartak Moscow are the 1.28 favourites, with the draw at 16.00 and Maribor at 14.00.
Despite Maribor's draw with Spartak earlier on in the competition, the form of the two sides since that match suggests that we should be expecting a home win. Spartak are worth considering at 1.83 to win half-time/full-time, but Maribor are certainly good enough to hold out till the break, as they proved in their most recent 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Instead go for Spartak to win to nil at 2.00. Maribor have not scored in either of their Champions League away games this season.
Back Spartak Moscow to win to nil at 2.00