Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Arena Lublin will host Thursday’s Conference League game between Zorya Luhansk and Maccabi Tel Aviv, the two teams who are vying for second place in Group B. Zorya are undefeated in this edition of the Conference League, but the bookies still see them as underdogs in the clash against Maccabi. Keep in mind, though, that there are no fresh injury worries in the Ukrainian side ahead of the round 4 clash.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Gent. Since Thursday’s game will be played on a neutral location (Poland), we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Israelis. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the visiting team will be former PSV striker Eran Zahavi, who found the net in a 3-2 win over Breidablik.
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.