Our prediction for this Champions League match:
There will be fireworks when Sheriff Tiraspol and Maccabi Haifa go head to head at Stadionul Sheriff in the first leg of the Champions League second qualifying round. The Moldovan champions proved their worth in the triumph over Farul Constanta, with the team overcoming a one-goal deficit in the reverse fixture, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Maccabi. The bad news for the hosts is that talented Colombia defender Didier Bueno serves a one-game ban.
The Israelis, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Sheriff by beating Hamrun of Malta without any difficulties. Defeating Sheriff in Moldova, though, is easier said than done and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team. Both Chery and Pierrot should return to the starting XI after the duo was rested in a 2-1 win over Hamrun.
Highlighted Player (Tjaronn Chery):
Tjaronn Chery is a pacey winger who is well known for his brilliant crosses. Chery impressed with Groningen in the 2014/2015 Eredivisie campaign and, as a result, QPR owners decided to sign him. The Dutch footballer was born in Hague on 4 June, 1988, but he has yet to make his debut for the Oranje.
Nonetheless, you should bear in mind that he was called up to the Netherlands squad in May, 2015. He used to play for the likes of Den Haag, Emmen, Roosendaal, Cambuur and Twente in the past, but no doubt, he was producing the best performances during his spell with Groningen.
Chery scored ten goals for Queens Park Rangers in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he was named Players’ Player of the Year. He is capable of playing on both wings, but he plays as an attacking midfielder as well. Tjaronn Chery has a deal with QPR which expires on 30 June, 2018. He is a left-footed player.
Highlighted Team (Sheriff Tiraspol):
Sheriff Tiraspol or simply Sheriff are the most successful Moldavian club. The club was founded in 1997 four years later (2000/2001) they won their first Moldovan National Division trophy. Over the years Sheriff Tiraspol have established themselves as the dominant force in the Moldovan football and you should that they won their 15th domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season.
Sheriff were level on points with Dacia Chisinau, but thanks to a better goal difference Roberto Bordin’s men won the national championship. The Moldovan champions wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kits is black. Sheriff Tiraspol host their opponents at Sheriff Stadium in Tiraspol and the venue can hold 12.746 people.
By beating the likes of Dinamo Tirana and Dinamo Zagreb the Moldovan club did well to make it to the Champions League play-off round in the 2010/2011 season, but Basel eventually proved to be a big catch for them.