Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panionios
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Kick off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Winner Stadium.
Maccabi Tel Aviv are about to face their first serious test in this term of Europa League as they will tackle Greek Panionios for the place in the playoffs.
Israeli side have a much greater experience in European competitions, but they will need to be at their best if they want to avoid troubles against what could be a tricky rival.
Maccabi Tel Aviv
The Yellows eased past Tirana and KR having won each of four matches by at least two goals difference.
Omer Atzily and Aaron Schoenfeld led the team with two goals each in previous four games.
Jordi Cruijf’s men have thus completed a streak of five consecutive wins following their impressive performance in the drubbing of Spartak Trnava in the final friendly prior to the start of the official competition.
Panionios started their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 victory over Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus and they stormed past Gorica in the second qualifying round (5-2 on aggregate).
The German striker Samed Yesil (former Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool and Luzern striker) showed quite a decent shape as he bagged three goals in two legs with the Slovenians announcing a strong campaign with the Blue-Reds.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panionios: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panionios: Prediction
Both teams are very tough to break down and the importance of the match will certainly cause a defensive approach (especially from the visitors).
We thus must see the value in chasing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 4/6, while braver punters can try with Maccabi Tel Aviv to win to nil bet at 5/4.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panionios: Bet Tips
The first bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.72 with Unibet.
You can also try with Maccabi Tel Aviv to win to nil for 2.25 odds.