Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
In what promises to be an interesting encounter, Petrocub and Maccabi Tel Aviv meet once again in the Conference League second qualifying round, return leg. The first leg in Israel saw Maccabi deliver an impressive display, securing a routine 3-0 victory over their opponents, Petrocub. Now, as the action shifts to Petrocub's home ground, the Moldovan side faces a daunting task of overcoming the deficit.
Petrocub will be determined to put up a spirited fight to make a comeback, but seeing that they had no more than four goal attempts in the first leg, home win should not be considered. However, Maccabi Tel Aviv, brimming with confidence from their dominant performance, are eager to maintain their winning momentum and book their spot in the next round. Yet another intense showdown is on the cards, with Maccabi sealing the victory on the break. As for the visiting side, veteran striker Eran Zahavi could be rested following a couple of brilliant displays.
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.