Maccabi Haifa – K. Almaty : Preview & Prediction
Maccabi Haifa and Kairat face at Sammy Ofer Stadium, in a match for the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct encounter. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away matches.
Analysis of Maccabi Haifa
The home team comes to this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after having eliminated Željezničar, after a victory by (3‑1) at home in the previous round. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have registered 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 14 conceded, against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 30 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team arrives at this match after a home win against Hapoel Be’er Sheva by (3‑1). Maccabi Haifa have won 5, drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. The team has allowed its opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 14 out of 21 ended with Over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 4 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (61′ ‑ 75 ‘).
Maccabi Haifa enters this game with a 3-1 win, receiving Hapoel Be’er Sheva, in a game counting for the Championship of Israel. In the last round of the Europa League, the home team beat Zeljeznicar 3-1. Now in this match against Kairat, coach Barak Bakhar must maintain his standard of play, that is, organize his pupils in 4-3-3 favoring a more supported style of play. Winger Tjaronn Chery is one of the greatest dangers in the attacking front of the home club, being this player very competent in transporting the ball to attack. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
Analysis of Kairat
The away team comes to this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after a home win by (4‑1) with Noah. This is a stronger team when they play in their stadium, as in the last 30 games they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at their stadium. In their last match, for the Premier League, they won at home against Kaisar by (2‑1). In the last 10 away matches Kairat won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games.
The Kairat team starts this game with a 2-1 win against Kaisar, in a game counting for the Kazakhstan Championship. To reach this 2nd round of the Europa League, the visiting club had to pass Noah. Coach Aleksey Shpilevski should keep the team in 4-4-2 with Aymbetov and Vágner Love being the team’s most offensive references. Goraiski and Kosovic are the main owners of the visiting club’s midfield, and these players are responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. All players are available for this game.
Maccabi Haifa – K. Almaty : Betting Tips
Maccabi Haifa – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70