Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Maccabi Tel Aviv will look to kick off their Conference League campaign in great manner when they take on Breidablik on Thursday evening. The Israelis booked their place in the group stages by beating Celje in the two-legged tie, but they do not want to stop now. Maccabi are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Breidablik.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be former PSV striker Eran Zahavi, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. The Icelanders, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the national championship and given their difficulties in front of goal, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Israel.
Highlighted Team (Maccabi Tel Aviv):
Maccabi Tel Aviv are the oldest and probably the biggest clubs in Israel. The club was founded in 1906 and they have been playing an important role in the Israeli League ever since. In 2015 Maccabi won their 21st trophy in the national championship and the same season they clinched their 23rd Israeli Cup title.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Hapoel Tel-Aviv and they welcome their opponents at Netanya Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 13 610. The likes of Beitar Jerusalem Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Maccabi Haifa are considered Maccabi Tel Aviv’s bitter rivals as well. In 1969 the club won the AFC Champions League and they repeated the success two years later, beating Aliyat Al-Shorta in the final.
The likes of Jordi Cruyff, Paulo Sousa, Rade Prica, Moanes Dabour and Vincent Enyeama are the high-profile footballers who were part of the team in the past. The colour of Maccabi’s home kit is yellow and blue.