Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Lugano: Preview and Predictions

Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Lugano
UEFA Europe League Group-stage – Season 2017/2018
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium

The group stage of UEFA Europe League begins on Thursday and one of the duels we’ll see is going to take place at Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium between Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Lugano.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Being eliminated by Maribor in the play-offs round of UEFA Champions League, Hapoel moved down to the group stage of the Europe League. Last year, they were eliminated in the 16th-finals by Besiktas.

They are coming from their first win after three weeks in their national league. They are currently the eighth-ranked in Israel.

At home, they have been defeated only once since February.

Lugano

Lugano are participating the UEFA competition after 15 years. They are starting this season’s campaign in the group stage.

They are coming from their third loss in Swiss Super League. After 7 weeks, they have only two wins. Currently, they are the sixth-ranked in Switzerland.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Lugano: Head to head

This match is going to be their first head to head encounter ever.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Lugano: Prediction

Neither team is in an avid shape, but the hosts definitely seem to be in a better position. They should take all the advantages of the home terrain and start the group stage with the easily gained three points. This is the easiest fixture in the group stage for Hapoel, so they need to lay a good foundation for their upcoming matches. They are expected to take the win while scoring at least two goals.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Lugano: Bets

Hapoel Be’er Sheva to win @ 1.60 – Pinnacle

Total goals by home team over 1.5 @ 1.87 – Bet 365