Panionios vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Neas Smirnis.
Maccabi Tel Aviv will travel to Stadio Neas Smirnis with a single-goal cushion from the first leg thanks to Vidhar Kjartansson who made the difference netting the only goal of the game three minutes into the second half seven days ago in Israeli capital.
The tie is thus still wide open, especially if we know that Panionios showed decent displays in pre-season which saw them beating Olympiakos Piraeus 2-1 a month ago.
Michalis Grigoriou’s men eased past Slovenian Gorica 5-2 on aggregate in the second qualifying round, but they will have to produce a perfect display to dispatch the Israeli squad and make it to the Europa League playoffs.
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi have been very tough to break down at the start of the season as he team led by Jordi Cruijff allowe4d no more than a single goal in last seven matches in all competitions.
The weekend saw the team snatching a comprehensive 2-0 win over Bnei Yehuda in Toto Cup Ligat.
Panionios vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to head
Maccabi were in complete control of the lone previous head to head encounter with Panionios played seven days ago at Winner Stadium.
The Greek side did not make a single goal scoring opportunity in front of Rajkovic’s goal, while Maccabi’s top scorer Kjartansson imposed a serious threat on the other side of the pitch throughout the entire match.
Panionios vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Prediction
This just can’t be a high-scoring contest considering both teams’ playing style.
The Under 2.5 goals FT is a banker bet and we are going to take it in a high-stake single at the odds of 8/15.
Panionios vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Bet Tips
The first pick has to be Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.55 with Unibet.
You can alternatively back Maccabi Tel Aviv to keep a clean sheet at 2.75.