No Slovenian club has ever come out on top against a team from England.
Reports have claimed that the Welsh international will be given time off because his partner has just given birth to their first child.
Should Bale be omitted, young winger Andros Townsend is expected to deputise in his place.
Meanwhile, defender Jovan Vidovic will play no part for Maribor as he is suspended.
Possible starting lineups:
Maribor: Handanovic; Milec, Rajcevic, Arghus, Mejac; Cvijanovic, Filipovic, Mertelj, Ibraimi; Tavares, Beric
Spurs: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen; Livermore, Huddlestone, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Dempsey; Adebayor
Sports Mole says: 1-2