Maccabi Tel Aviv – Shakhtar Donetsk : Preview & Prediction
Round of 16 first leg of the Europa League!
Maccabi Tel Aviv is second in its Israeli championship and remains on 6 consecutive wins, and even in 14 TTC games without defeat. Second in their group just behind Villarreal in Europa, the Maccabi qualified quite easily.
Shakhtar is also second in his championship and remains undefeated with 8 wins and 6 draws. Third in their Champions League group behind Real and B. Mönchengladbach, the Ukrainian club still finished ahead of Inter, dead last. Shakhtar have been a little worse lately and have won only two of their last 8 games.
Maccabi Tel Aviv are 3rd (out of 14) at home in the Israeli championship this season with 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.
The Maccabi have scored 17 goals and conceded 9 in 10 home league games this year.
Shakhtar is 3rd (out of 14) in the Ukrainian away league this season with 3 wins and 4 draws.
Shakhtar have scored 12 goals and conceded 5 in 7 away league games this year.
Shakhtar are favorites in this matchup but are not in great shape at the moment. On the contrary, the Maccabi have been undefeated for 14 games and could well achieve a good result at home before the return leg.
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Shakhtar Donetsk : Betting Tips
Shakhtar Donetsk – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70