Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Nice and Maccabi Tel Aviv take on each other at Allianz Riviera in what is expected to be an interesting Ligue 1 encounter. Les Aiglons aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Clermont, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the decider. Over the years Nice have turned their Allianz Riviera into a real fortress, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Both Lemina and Todibo are banned for the match, speaking of the home side.
Maccabi, on the other hand, rolled over Maccabi Bnei Raina 5-0 in their domestic league opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Ligue 1 outfit. As previously mentioned, les Aiglons are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Andy Delort):
Born on the 9th of October, 1991, the Algerian international is an FC Sete youth product who spent 11 years at the club's academy before joining Ajjacio in 2008. Delort spent his first season at the French club playing for their reserve team but never made any first-team appearances.
The following season, he joined Nimes and made his professional debut, featuring for the club in their Ligue two match against FC Metz on the 30th of August, 2009. The striker then rejoined Ajaccio and scored his first professional goal on the 15th of September, 2010, in L'ours' french league cup game against Le Havre.
Delort then went onto have little stints at clubs FC Metz, Tours, Wigan Athletic, Caen, and Toulouse before joining his current club Montepillier initially on a loan deal in 2018 and then permanently next year. Additionally, the 28-year-old has capped five times for his country Algeria, making his International debut on the 16th of June, 2019, in Algeria's 3-2 friendly win over Mali.
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.