⚽️ Match: Maccabi Haifa – Zeljeznicar
⚽️ Competition: Europa League 2020
🗓 Date: 09.09.2020
💡 Betting Tips: Zeljeznicar
📈 Odds: 5.3
💳 Stake 4/10
Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Free Betting Tips
Finally the European Cup in Haifa
All fit, all negative, finally qualifying for the Europa League in Haifa can begin. On Wednesday there will be the first round duel between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar Sarajevo. This game should have taken place on August 27th. This meeting will kick off on Wednesday with a two-week delay.
The originally planned game had to be canceled because several positive infection tests were carried out around the Bosnians. In these times we may have to get used to such failures. The opponent in the second round, which will be played out in the next week, has already been determined with the Kazakhs from Kairat Almaty.
The best bookmakers consider the host favorites in this duel to be the favorites and predict a home win between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar. Since the Bosnians last played a competitive game three weeks ago, this assumption seems quite plausible.
Sarajevo players and fans say that a win would be a sensation. The odds comparison of the betting base evaluates this encounter similarly. At first glance, a tip on the Israelis between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar should be the better choice, although the Bosnians do not have a complete chance.
Maccabi Haifa – Statistics & current form
The season in the Ligat Ha’al has just come out of the summer break. After a matchday, the table in Israel is therefore not yet of great importance. Maccabi Haifa had already played a few matches in the national cup just before that. That is why Barak Bakhar’s team should be full of juice.
An expandable home record at Maccabi
However, the results after the summer break can still be improved. In five competitive games, Maccabi landed only two wins and lost three times. The home balance is also still clearly expandable. Across the seasons, there have been just two wins in the last seven games at the Sammy Ofer Stadium, but three bankruptcies.
The situation does not seem to be quite that clear to blindly allude to the odds of a home win in the match between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar. The Israelis mastered the dress rehearsal last weekend in a 2-1 away win at Hapoel Hadera. Nikita Rukavytsya, whom we still know from his engagements in Germany, was the match-winner of his team as a double goalscorer.
Coach Barak Bakhar is still busy planning the squad for the new season. With Bogdan Planic from Steaua Bucharest, a dream player has already been signed, but he may not be used on Wednesday. The Serb is not urgently needed anyway, because Maccabi Haifa probably has all the players on board against Zeljeznicar.
Probable formation of Maccabi Haifa:
↪ Cohen – Menahem, Arad, Habshi, Mabouka – Lavi, Ashkenzi, Chery – Wildschut, Haziza, Rukavytsya
↪ Trainer: Bakhar
Last matches from Maccabi Haifa:
⚽️ 08/30 2020 Hapoel Hadera 1 – 2 Maccabi Haifa
Toto Cup Placement Matches
⚽️ 08/22 2020 Hapoel Beer Sheva 1 – 0 Maccabi Haifa
Ligat HaAl Championship Group
⚽️ 07/07 2020 Beitar Jerusalem 2 – 2 Maccabi Haifa
⚽️ 07/04 2020 Maccabi Haifa 0 – 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
⚽️ 07/01 2020 Hapoel Haifa 1 – 4 Maccabi Haifa
Zeljeznicar – Statistics & current form
The railroad workers have not had an easy time. Zeljeznicar was already in Israel to compete in the Europa League but had to travel home without having achieved anything due to numerous positive infection tests. All players have now been tested negatively. Nothing seems to stand in the way of the match on Wednesday.
The problem is that Amar Osim’s team, the son of the legendary Ivica Osim, now has no match practice. The last game was played on August 21, before almost the entire club had to go into isolation.
Successful before isolation
Overall, the results of the last few weeks have been very positive. Zeljeznicar has won seven of the last eight competitive games. In the table of the national league, the railway workers are at the top, despite one game less. The defeat at home to Mladost Doboj Kakanj prevented the perfect start to the season. The 0-1 bankruptcy was a setback.
Still, Zeljeznicar is confident.
“We have quality and we will get our opportunities.” – Amar Osim
Coach Amar Osim is now traveling to Israel to advance one round there. One question remains open. How well have the isolated pros managed to keep in shape over the past few weeks? It will also largely depend on what the Bosnians’ starting line-up looks like on Wednesday.
Probable formation of Zeljeznicar:
↪ Eric – Sehic, Kosoric, Miletic, Stevanovic – Alispahic, Mujezinovic, Veselinovic, Stilic – Lendric, Juricic
↪ Trainer: Osim
Last matches from Zeljeznicar:
⚽️ 08/21 2020 Zeljeznicar 0 – 1 FK Mladost Doboj Kakanj
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Sloboda Tuzla 0 – 2 Zeljeznicar
⚽️ 08/11 2020 Zeljeznicar 2 – 1 Borac Banja Luka
⚽️ 08/07 2020 Radnik Bijeljina 0 – 2 Zeljeznicar
⚽️ 08/01 2020 Zeljeznicar 3 – 0 FK Velez Mostar
Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Direct comparison
Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar have never met on the international level. The direct comparison in itself does not help in evaluating this lot. The Israelis also had to deal with a club from Bosnia in the first place. In 2011, Haifa beat Borac Banja Luka in qualifying for the Champions League and in the end even made it into the group stage – perhaps a good omen.
Zeljeznicar with a bad record against Israelis
The Bosnian railway workers, on the other hand, have already played a total of four games against Israeli clubs and have lost twice each to Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Overall, Zeljeznicar managed not even a single goal in these four games. The goal difference in the four matches is 0:14.
Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar – Betting odds comparison – Europa League 2020
🥅 Betting Tips: Maccabi Haifa
⚽️ Odds: 1.25
🥅 Betting Tips: Draw
⚽️ Odds: 5.25
🥅 Betting Tips: Zeljeznicar
⚽️ Odds: 9.00
Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
The betting shops see the Israelis at an advantage in this duel. The form of the last players on both teams shows that the Bosnians are certainly not without a chance. After all, Zeljeznicar has won seven of the last eight games. At Maccabi, however, the last meetings were not so promising.
Three defeats from the last five games and a more than expandable home record leaves us doubting whether there is any value in the low odds on a home win. We can certainly imagine placing a tip between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar on the progress of the Bosnian outsider.
Key facts – Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar tips
💫 Maccabi Haifa has only won two of their last five competitive games.
💫 Zeljeznicar won seven of the last eight competitive games.
💫 The Bosnians have lost all comparison with Israeli teams.
The only thing uncertain is the physical condition in which the Bosnians will present themselves in Israel. We expect the railroad workers to be in relatively good shape and highly motivated. That is why we see the value in the high odds of moving into the next round of the Bosnians. We decided to use the betting odds between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar to help the guests advance.