Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Sivasspor
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Stadium.
The Yellow Ones are placed second in the table with eight points against their name, while their counterparts are in the third spot with six points on the board. At the end of this final match-day, the second-placed team will progress to the Round of 32, while the other squad will be eliminated.
As such, the Braves need a win at any cost this Thursday in order to get into the knockouts, while the hosts of the day could even make do with a draw.
Suffice it to say that Giorgos Donis’s men have the upper hand, and especially so since they had won the reverse fixture (on the road).
Likely, expect Maccabi Tel Aviv to win at least one of the halves at the Bloomfield.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Sivasspor: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Yellow Ones recorded a 1-2 win in the reverse fixture, on the road. This has been the sole meeting between the two teams so far, and thus the Israeli squad has a 100% winning record in h2h clashes.
- They are yet to win a game against any other Turkish opponent though.
- Riza Calimbay’s men have not yet fought an Israeli rival.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Sivasspor: Prediction
Donis’s men were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day, by Qarabag. In the meantime, the Braves lost 0-1 at home against Villarreal.
Going on, the Yellow Ones had won the reverse fixture on the road, and had scored two goals in it as well. They also need a draw at the most to secure an entry into the knockouts, and are at home.
They were unbeaten in nine of their former eleven overall games, and have lost just twice at home all through 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in nine of their last eleven overall fixtures, and remained so in four of their past five road trips.
As such, expect Maccabi Tel Aviv to have the edge this Thursday. Moving on, with Sivasspor desperate for the three points – expect them to go all out after goals, leaving spaces in their defense – which the hosts should be able to take advantage of.
Likely, count on plenty of goals too this game week.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Sivasspor: Betting Tips
Maccabi Tel Aviv to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).