Maccabi Haifa vs NS Mura
Europa League Qualifying
Date: Thursday, 11th July 2019
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium (Haifa).
Maccabi Haifa will start this game as the favourites and they are one of the teams in the qualification stage that have regularly played in the competition proper.
Haifa are actually undefeated in their last six games in Europe with 3 wins and three draws and they only went out of last seasons Europa League qualifying when they lost on penalties to Nomme Kalju after both games ended 1-1.
Mura are seen as an up and coming team, and the thinking is that Haifa will have to get the job done in this first leg as Mura will look to frustrate them and take a healthy score back for the 2nd leg, and Mura do remain a difficult team to play. This match could well be closer than is being suggested.
Maccabi Haifa vs NS Mura: Head to Head
There is no record of the two teams meeting previously before this match.
Maccabi Haifa vs NS Mura: Prediction
The biggest difference between the teams is in attack and Maccabi Haifa not only boast more experience but more quality. They may opt to play in effect 3 up front as they will know they will have to score at least 2 goals in this game to have any chance of going through, the 2nd leg really will be a tough game for them.
The home team can expect to have plenty of the ball and they will have to score early otherwise Mura’s confidence will grow. This is why our main bet and one that does offer some value will be to see the Haifa winning at half time. For smaller stakes we will back the final correct score.
Maccabi Haifa vs NS Mura: Bet Tips
Half Time: Maccabi Haifa to be winning at 2.10 (11/10)
Correct Score: Maccabi Haifa to win 2-0 or 2-1 at 7.00 (6/1) and 8.00 (7/1).