Teams: Hajduk Split, Derby County
Slovenian Clubs in Europe 2013-14
Once again Maribor is expected to carry the flag for Slovenia in Europe but with their hiring of Ante Cacic I fear they won't repeat the successes of the last two seasons, have no clue what they are thinking. Representing Slovenia in the Europa League are Olimpija Ljubljana, Domzale and Celje
Birkirkara (MLT) vs. MARIBOR
Should not be any problems for Maribor but the next round they will be unseeded unless two favorites lose in the 2nd round.
DOMZALE vs. Astra Giurgiu (ROU)
CELJE vs. Tromso (NOR)
Neither team will be thrilled with the draw, although Astra don't have any European history the fact they finished 4th in the Romanian league means they are not going to be easy for Domzale. I expect both teams to fall at this stage.
OLIMPIJA vs. Torpedo Kutsai/MSK Zilina
Mariehamn/Inter Baku vs. Celje/Tromso
Domzale/Astra vs. Ominia Nicosia
Olimpija is the only side guaranteed to reach this stage and I assume they will play Slovakian side MSK Zilina, not easy. If Celje can get past Tromso they will have a winnable draw in the 2nd round
Slovenian league is currently ranked 30th in the UEFA coefficiants but unlikely to move up any higher as the countries in front of them are ahead by a couple of points