Maccabi Haifa vs Slavia Prague Prediction & Match Preview

Maccabi Haifa vs Slavia Prague Europa Conference League Prediction by LeagueLane

Maccabi Haifa vs Slavia Prague
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium.

Slavia suffered their maiden domestic loss of the season in the previous away fixture (1-0 to Sparta Prague), but they left a much better impression than Maccabi Haifa in the early stages of the season (both in their domestic leagues and in the Europa League). Also, Slavia have a much greater European experience and we believe they have what it takes to see off the Israeli outfit on Thursday.

This will be the first ever head to head encounter between Maccabi Haifa and Slavia Prague in a UEFA run competition.

Maccabi Haifa vs Slavia Prague Predictions & Analysis

Slavia Prague will be looking to claim a maximum of six points from the upcoming double-header against Maccabi Haifa and thus get the pole position in the battle for one of the top two spots in Group E.

The Czechs have three points from the inaugural two rounds, courtesy of the 3-1 win over Union Berlin on the opening day.

They are now up against arguably the weakest team in the group. Maccabi Haifa did hold Feyenoord to a goalless draw in the first round, but they showed their limits in a tough 3-0 defeat at Union Berlin last time out.

The hosts have thus not scored a goal in the group phase yet. They have also been far from impressive at the beginning of the new season in the top flight of Israeli football.

They won three, drew one, and lost two of six Ligat Ha’al affairs. They fell 1-2 to direct rivals for the title Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the previous home fixture.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Maccabi Haifa did not score a goal in the opening two games in the group stage of the Europa League.
  • They have also lost two of the last four matches in the domestic league.
  • Slavia Prague won eight, drew one, and lost one of the opening ten fixtures in the elite class of Czech football.
  • Slavia Prague have a much broader experience in European tournaments than Maccabi Haifa and it could play a big factor on Thursday.

Tips for Maccabi Haifa vs Slavia Prague

  • Slavia Prague to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
  • Slavia Prague to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).