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Boring, boring Bunter fancies a nice bore draw

I ASKED Mrs Bunter if she minds if I watch the Maribor game and she said something about marrying a bore a long time ago and walked out the room.

I’m not sure if that’s a yes or no but whether I tune in to Wednesday’s Champions League playoff or not, I want to take on Celtic.

I think they’ll be fairly cautious after the later-overturned hammering at Legia Warsaw and I fancy the draw.

I’m not going to read too much into that crushing Legia defeat as the Polish outfit obviously cheated by sneakily bringing on Lionel Messi, sorry Bartosz Bereszynski, for part of the clash.

And Ronny Deila seems to have got the fans back on side with Saturday’s 6-1 thrashing of Dundee United.

But Maribor have managed some decent results in Europe, while the Hoops tend to rely on their Parkhead form to get the job done at this level.

I know backing the draw is a bit boring but as Mrs Bunter says, I’m a boring bloke.

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19:45 TODAY SS5

NK Maribor v Celtic

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Maribor have only lost twice at home in their last ten Champions League qualifiers
Expert verdict
Maribor have seen off Zrinjski and Maccabi Tel Aviv to progress to this stage, and Celtic look too short to beat them in Slovenia. The Bhoys were hammered by the disqualified Legia Warsaw and have a poor record away from home in Europe, but a draw should be within their reach.