Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Maccabi Haifa play host to Zeljeznicar at their Sammy Ofer Stadium in the Europa League first qualifying round. The Greens missed out on a place in the Europa League group stages last term as they were beaten by Ligue 1 Strasbourg in the two-legged tie. The Israelis are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful qualifying campaign, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Zeljeznicar.
The Bosnians, on the other hand, kicked off the new domestic campaign in style, with the team recording four wins in the first four games of the season. Zeljo are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Haifa, but seeing that boss Amar Osim has some selection worries, home win should be considered. The likes of Frane Ikic, Luka Juricic, and Filip Eric are likely to miss the game through illness, while Ermin Zec is not yet fully fit.