Domzale vs Flora by Isaiah
Even though they failed to make more impressive performance in the Prva liga competition, we can still say that Domzale had a pretty positive previous season, as the side managed to win the Slovenian Cup final game against Olimpija Ljubljana, celebrating the victory just a month ago with a narrow 1:0 result, thanks to a goal from Dobrovoljc in 61st minute.
As for the league competition, they have ended the season at fourth position, having just four points less than second placed ND Gorica, while Maribor was simply much more stronger than any other opponent during the season. Domzale is playing much better at home and they know that they need to exploit home advantage, since their results on the road looked too unimpressive last season, having just four victories out of eighteen matches on the road. Their preparations involved a friendly match against Crotian side Zapresic which the Slovenians won with a late goal by Ozbolt for the 1:0 final result.
They will try to improve in Europa League from the previous season, when they managed to progress over Lusitanos and Shakhtyor Soligorsk, however failed against Premier League side West Ham (2:1 home victory and 0:4 away defeat) in third round. Midfielder Kombi Mandjang won't be playing here. Defender Gacan, forward Hebaj and midfielder Sipek won't be playing here, but all being newcomers.
Flora Tallin, on the other side, ended the previous season only at fourth position as they had seven points less than champions from Infonet Tallin. On the other side, they failed to impress in Cup competition reaching only 1/8 finals stage where they got excluded by Kalju with a 1:0 one-legged game. Luckily for them, the new season has started in a way better manner.
After seventeen rounds played, Flora has 15-2-0 record and are leading the table having four points more than second placed Levadia, managing to get fifteen consecutive victories in their Meistriliga after two starting draws early in March. Flora had a friendly game against AIK last week, taking a surprising 2:0 victory on neutral location thanks to goals from Alliku and Sappinen in second halftime, however needs to be said that the Swedish side rotated a lot.
Their recent European outings weren't that impressive, suffering ten straight exclusions (most recently against Dinamo Tbilisi, Shamrock Rovers, Basel, Kukesi, Rabotnicki and last year, exclusion to side from Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps). Offensive midfielder Martin Miller (10/4) is kinda long term injury.
Flora is doing very well in their domestic league, but that's not comparable to their opponents in first rounds of European competitions. Domzale is quite stable club these years and already have plenty of experience in Europe in previous years. They looked rock solid, especially at the back in previous season and if the team shows anything close to previous few months, I don't see many problems for them in front of own fans.