Tottenham Hotspur vs Maccabi Haifa
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This just might be the most lopsided game in this final round of the Europa League playoffs. The Spurs are from the absolute best league in Europe – the EPL, and they also are one of the best teams there.
On top of that, they have world-class talents on their roster, and are coached one of the best managers in world football.
In fact, for Jose Mourinho, this is a must-win game. Losing this fixture might even hurt his legacy. The management brought in the experienced gaffer to lead this team back to heights in Europe, and it’s unthinkable that they would fall at the final hurdle, that too against a minnow from the Israeli PL.
No disrespect to the Israeli top flight, but no team from there would be considered to be even in the same vicinity as that of an EPL club, let alone the Spurs – who are considered to be a traditional heavyweight in England.
By all means, expect a Tottenham win this Thursday.
Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the very first match-up between the two teams.
Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa: Prediction
Mourinho’s men were unbeaten in 13 of their previous 15 overall games, and they also had won four of their former five fixtures. Going on, they had won seven of their preceding nine home appearances as well.
On the other hand, their opposite number had failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their preceding 14 match-ups, and failed to do so in 11 of their last 13 road trips.
On top of that, Mourinho and his boys will be hell-bent on qualifying to the Europa League, and they are just 90 minutes away from it. They do have the home advantage for this pivotal game, and most importantly, they are taking on a team from a far inferior league.
On all accounts, anticipate Tottenham to record a huge win this Thursday.
Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa: Betting Tips
Tottenham Hotspur -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Half Time/ Full Time: Tottenham/ Tottenham @ 1.75 (3/4).