Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Dynamo Brest will be looking to claim a major scalp in the Champions League qualifiers when they take on Maccabi Tel Aviv at Bloomfield Stadium. The Belarus champions have been performing above all expectations in the qualifiers, but Maccabi Tel Aviv should pose a much bigger threat for them than their previous rivals. It has to be noted that Dynamo Brest were more than fortunate to beat Sarajevo in round 2, with the referees committing a couple of unbelievable errors.
The Israeli outfit, on the other hand, rolled over Riga and Suduva to book their place in round 3. Maccabi are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they are going to take advantage of Dynamo’s shaky defence. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced Barbados international Nick Blackman, who has already netted three goals in the process.
Highlighted Player (Eitan Tibi):
Eitan Tibi is a profesional footballer who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Born in Jerusalem on 16 November, 1987, Tibi started his senior career at his hometown club Beitar Jerusalem. After ending his spell with Beitar in 2010 he moved to Charleroi and it has to be noted that the made nine league appearances for the Belgium outfit in the 2010/2011 season.
The Israeli defender then returned to his homeland, signing a contract with Ironi Kiryat Shmona, but he spent no more than one season at the club. In the summer of 2012 he signed a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv and he has been playing for the club ever since. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing as a left back as well.
In 2012 Eitan Tibi made his Israel debut against Czech Republic and he has established himself as a first-team regular. He started the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Italy, but Israel suffered a 3-1 loss to Giampiero Ventura’s troops in their opener.