Our football match prediction:
After suffering a loss to Maribor on away goal rule in the Champions League play-offs, Hapoel Be’er Sheva will be looking to give fans some cheer when they host Lugano at their Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium on Thursday evening. The Israeli side impressed in the Europa League group stages last term, with the team beating Inter twice in the process, while sharing the spoils with Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium. Hapoel are eager to repeat the success and given the quality of the home team, we predict that Lugano are going to return to Switzerland empty-handed. Lugano have been in a fine form of late, but they will have a big fish to fry in Thursday’s football match against Bachar Barak’s troops. It has to be noted that Hapoel Be’er Sheva recorded a win in each of their previous six home games in the Champions League qualifiers.
Highligted Player (Isaac Cuenca):
Isaac Cuenca is a product of Barcelona football academy “La Masia”. Cuenca scored two goals in two appearances for Barcelona B and he made his official debut for the first team on October 25, 2011 in a 1-0 win over Granada. However, after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at Barca, the pacey winger signed a loan deal with Ajax in 2013, but he made no more than three appearances in Eredivisie for the Dutch club. After ending his loan spell with the Amsterdammers, Isaac Cuenca returned to Spain and signed a one-year deal with Deportivo La Coruna. The 179-cm tall footballer, who was born in Reus, Spain, on April 27, 1991 left the Galician side at the end of the 2014/2015 season and he played for the likes of Bursaspor and Granada before joining Israeli outfit Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Issac Cuenca has two caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his senior debut with La Roja.
Highlighted Team (Lugano):
Lugano are a professional football club from Switzerland which won their first domestic trophy back in 1938. Three years later Lugano lifted their second Swiss Super League title and in 1949 they won their third and last trophy in the national championship, with the team finishing the process seven points clear of second-placed Basel. Lugano are considered one of the oldest clubs in Switzerland as they were founded back in 1908. 14 years later they were promoted to the Swiss top flight for the first time in the club’s history. Lugano are well known for their black and white jerseys and they welcome their rivals at Cornaredo Stadium. The stadium was built back in 1951 and the capacity of the venue is 6.330. The Swiss club have yet to participate in the Champions League, but they did well to make it to the Europa League group stages in the 2017/2018 season. In the 2002/2003 season Lugano participate in the Europa League qualifiers, but they were eliminated by Ventspils in the process.