Radnicki Nis vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Gradski Stadion Čair (Niš).
- Maccabi Tel Aviv took a well-deserved 2-0 win at home in the first leg clash between the two sides.
- Maccabi have plenty of European experience and they were in last season’s Europa League group stage.
- They failed to impress in group phase after managing 1 win and 1 draw from the 6 games while losing the other 4.
- However, the Israelis have a different kind of record when it comes to qualifiers and they come to Serbia on the back of an 8 match unbeaten run on the road.
- This is the debut campaign for Radnicki and they did well in the first round to beat Maltese side Gzira. But a team like Maccabi is a totally different proportion.
Radnicki Nis vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Betting Tips
FT – Draw no Bet – Maccabi @ 1.69 odd.
Both teams to Score @ 2.00.
Radnicki Nis vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Head-head-head
The first leg went in the favor or Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0 is the only previous meeting between the two sides.
Radnicki Nis vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Match Preview
Maccabi Tel Aviv failed to regain the crown in the top flight of the Israeli football as Hapoel Be’er Sheva stole the show once again last year. It was the third consecutive season without the domestic league title for the Israeli giants and a managerial change came only as an expected outcome.
The Serbian head coach Vladimir Ivic took charge this summer, aiming to finally challenge the domestic silverware. He still has just over a month before the Ligat ha’Al start and he has a nice prospect of using this time for a deep Europa League run.
Maccabi Tel Aviv were dealt one of the toughest early draws, but they managed to survive the Ferencvaros threat thanks to a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture on the home soil.
They should not have a tougher job in the second qualifying round when Serbian Radnicki Nis will be their rivals. The first leg clash went in their way as desired with the Icelandic striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson netting both goals in the 2-0 win at the Netanya Stadium.
Unlike Maccabi, Radnicki had one of the smoothest first round draws as they expectedly stormed past Maltese Gzira United 5-0 on aggregate.
They enjoyed the best season in team’s history last year when they claimed the third place in the elite tier of the Serbian football and the maiden Europa League appearance came as a reward for Nenad Lalatovic and his troops.