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Date: 2nd November 2022
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Sammy Ofer Stadium
Maccabi Haifa will face Benfica in another match from Group H of the Champions League.
Over 2.5 Goals
Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica: Top Free Betting Tips
Maccabi Haifa have one final chance to qualify for Europa League while Benfica have already sealed a spot in the 1/16 finals of the CL. Here are our predictions.
Both Teams To Score Prediction: Yes
We expect to see goals from both sides in this match and there are multiple reasons why. Firstly, Benfica have been unbelievable this year and they are in the best possible form right now. Secondly, Maccabi Haifa have also been quite impressive and their form is near-perfect, if we do not count the obvious defeat to PSG. But Maccabi Haifa have already scored goals against PSG and Juventus and even beat the later at home.
Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
We expect a huge scoreline in this fixture and both teams will help us succeed with this bet. Maccabi Haifa were involved in a 7:2 defeat to PSG last week, which was expected. A week prior, they beat Juventus at home in the Champions League with 2:0. Benfica are a higher-scoring team than Juventus and we have no doubts that they will also score here.
Correct Score Prediction: 2:2 Draw
We think that Benfica may not be able to beat Maccabi Haifa in this game. There is a good chance that the hosts will score more than one goal too and possibly defend better than last time. Yes, Benfica are a much bigger club but they have already qualified while Maccabi need at least one point here to challenge the Europa League position.
Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica: Form, Recent Games, and News
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Maccabi Haifa have turned into the top team in Israel over the past couple of years and are already looking forward to the championship after a few rounds. The team has a solid attack and a very good defense, which we saw in the game against Juventus. They are more than capable of scoring goals against stronger opposition although they failed on the road against Benfica. Maccabi Halfa need to take something from this game to play in Europa League in Spring.
Benfica are one of the top teams in Portugal traditionally but this season, they have been absolutely amazing. They are likely to win the domestic championship with teams like Porto and Sporting having issues. In the Champions League, they have been incredible too and almost as good as PSG. If they keep this form til spring, we may see them proceed even further than the 1/16 finals.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica
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FAQs regarding Maccabi Haifa vs Benfica
In which places are the two teams in the group?
Right now, Maccabi Haifa are 4th in the group but with a real chance to end in 3rd place. Benfica are 2nd and with a win here, they could even win the group.
Which team won the previous game?
Benfica and Maccabi met in the opening round when Benfica won 2:0.
Which team is the favorite to win this game?
Benfica are a huge favorite ahead of this game.