Qarabag vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Tofiq Bahramov Stadium (Baku).
Only two rounds remain in this year’s Europa League group stages. Maccabi Tel Aviv are in a decent position to earn a spot in the playoffs in Group I. They are currently sitting in 2nd place after collecting seven points from the opening four clashes.
Potential victory in Turkey this Thursday could answer all remaining questions as they face last placed Qarabag.
Azerbaijan side are using Istanbul Basaksehir’s stadium as their home due to unstable political situation in their country. Team has never performed worse at this stage, having -6 goal difference and zero points total. As expected, Israeli champions are labelled as warm favorites for the win at 2.00 odds.
Qarabag vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Head-to-head
The first head to head clash between these opponents was played in late October in Israel. Maccabi have won all three points thanks to the goals scored by Yonatan Cohen in the first half.
Besides abovementioned duel, Qarabag played against Israeli representative Maccabi Haifa in Intertoto Cup 1999, advancing on the away goal rule.
Qarabag vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Prediction
“Hosts” have zero motivation going into this match. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some reserve players on the pitch, as club might want to save the best ones for Premyer Liqa games.
Qarabag are currently first placed team in their domestic division after collecting 19 points from ten matches. They scored 19 goals in the last four divisional clashes, having won three and drawing one time.
As for the opposition, Maccabi Tel Aviv are miles away from form which secured them title in Ligat Ha’al last season.
The Yellows are sitting in 5th place with 12 points from seven matches. Aleksandar Pesic is probably going to be the main threat for Qarabag’s defense.
Serbian striker bagged one goal against Villarreal last week, and one against Hapoel Saba during the weekend. We are expecting Maccabi to clinch a spot in the playoffs by beating Qarabag on Thursday night.
Qarabag vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Bet Tips
Maccabi Tel Aviv to win @ 2.00
Aleksandar Pesic to score anytime @ 3.40.