Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Hapoel Beer Sheva will be aiming to sneak into the Conference League knockout stages when they take on Austrian Wien at Toto Turner Stadium on Thursday evening. Hapoel are eyeing their first win of the process, but this triumph could see them secure a top-two finish in Group C. All Bareiro, Dadya, and Tibi are sidelined with injuries, while Shay Elias serves a one-game ban.
The Violets, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table with only two points in their pocket. Austrian Wien have nothing to play for in the last group game; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Hapoel’s party at Toto Turner Stadium. All Muhl, Raguz, Smrcka, Wustinger, and El Sheiwi have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the visiting side. Anyhow, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.
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.
Highlighted Team (Austria Vienna):
Austria Wien are an Austrian football club that was founded in March, 1911. Thirteen years later the Violets won their first Austrian Bundesliga title, finishing the season four points clear of fellow capital club First Vienna.
Speaking of the club’s recent trophies, Austria Wien clinched their 24th domestic title in 2013, while lifting their 27th Austrian Cup trophy in 2009. The club’s bitterest rivals are Rapid Wien and the teams face each other in the Wien derby. Austria Wien are regarded as a middle-class club, while Rapid’s supporters mostly come from the city’s working class. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Violets participated in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1978, losing to Anderlecht in the title game.
Austria Wien welcome their rivals at Franz Horr Stadium, the venue that has been the home ground of the club since 1973. The stadium’s current capacity is 13 400. The club’s colours are violet and white, but they often play their away games in red kits.