Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Thursday’s Conference League qualifier at Bakcell Arena pits together Neftci Baku and Maccabi Haifa, the two teams who meet for the first time ever in European competitions. The Azeri failed to eliminated Helsinki in the Europa League third qualifying round, and they face yet another difficult task in the Conference League playoffs. Maccabi Haifa, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in the double-header against HB Torshavn, with the team beating the Faroe Islands side 7-3 on aggregate.
The Israelis aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and given Neftci’s shaky defence, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting team. A man to watch in the away side will be Din David, who is likely to return to the starting XI after he was rested in the 1-0 loss at HB Torshavn.