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Maccabi Haifa and Neftchi Baku go toe-to-toe for a place in the Group Stage of the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Read our free predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.
Maccabi Haifa vs Neftchi Baku – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Maccabi Haifa and Neftchi Baku are level at 3-3 ahead of the crucial second leg of their Playoff contest on Thursday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s clash below.
- Match Result and Both Teams to Score
- Maccabi Haifa and Yes
- Total Goals
- Over 2.5 Goals
- Anytime Goalscorer
- Dean David
- No odds available yet
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Maccabi Haifa to Win and Both Teams to Score
Maccabi Haifa were in a spot of bother last week before a red card for Neftchi allowed the Israeli club to claw their way back to parity at 3-3 in the last throes of the first-leg, though the overall story of the games suggests the Azerbaijani outfit will make their hosts work hard again on Thursday. In seven continental assignments this season, Maccabi Haifa didn’t keep a single clean sheet, and while we expect their strength on their own patch to get them over the line this week, we recommend combining a home win with both teams to score.
Over 2.5 Goals
That same combination bet opens up an opportunity for total goals bettors this week and we’re tipping the net to ripple over 2.5 times in Israel. Each of Maccabi Haifa’s last two tests in their homeland produced plenty of excitement with the contests averaging a whopping 7.0 goals per 90 minutes, and having traded blows in a six-goal first-leg thriller with Neftchi seven days ago, more thrills and spills are anticipated in the return fixture.
Dean David to Score Anytime
Somewhat surprisingly, Dean David failed to get in on the act for Maccabi Haifa in last week’s high-scoring draw, though we’re backing the usually clinical striker to rediscover his touch on Thursday. The 25-year-old has scored three goals in his last two appearances at the Sammy Ofer Stadium and we’re tipping him to make his mark at the same venue again when Neftchi Baku visit.
Maccabi Haifa vs Neftchi Baku: Match Preview
Maccabi Haifa lifted their 13th domestic league title in Israel last season, though they fell short in their attempts to earn a spot in the Champions League when they failed to beat Kazakhstan’s Kairat over two legs. Barak Bakhar’s troops have looked a far more formidable force in the Europa Conference League however and their goalscoring power has been much more evident at that level.
Azerbaijani champions Neftchi Baku have been stuttering along in the opening exchanges of the 2021/22 campaign and they have won just one of their last seven games ahead of Thursday’s pivotal Playoff fixture. The Oil Workers played really well in last week’s first leg before İsmayıl Zülfüqarlı’s late red card triggered their capitulation however.
Betting Odds and Stats for Maccabi Haifa vs Neftchi Baku
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Maccabi Haifa vs Neftchi Baku Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Thursday’s game will be played at the Sammy Ofer Stadium.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 19:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 26.
Which player should I look out for on Thursday?
Maccabi Haifa attacker Ben Sahar is an ex-Hertha Berlin, Auxerre and Chelsea player and a 44-times capped Israel international.