Maccabi Haifa vs. Benfica Prediction, Tips and Odds – Nov. 02, 2022 21:00 CET

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Maccabi Haifa vs. Benfica Prediction

The group stage of the UEFA Champions League will be closed on Wednesday. Then the last round matches in groups E, F, G and H are scheduled. Maccabi Haifa and Benfica will meet at the Sammy Ofer Stadium, and both teams enter this clash with a winning motive.

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Maccabi Haifa Team News

Before the start of the group stage, Maccabi Haifa was marked as an absolute outsider in this group. They managed to make one big surprise – in the fourth round they beat Juventus 2-0 at their stadium. They were defeated in the other four games, but they still have a chance to qualify for the UEFA Europa League knockout stage.

Coach Barak Bakhar’s team has won three points so far, as many as Juventus. Maccabi beat Juve 2-0 in Haifa, and the Old Lady won 3-1 in Turin, so the team with a better overall goal difference will finish in third place. Before the last round, Juventus’ goal difference is -3, and Maccabi’s -9.

This means that Maccabi will finish in third place if they get one or three points against Benfica, assuming Juventus achieves a worse result against PSG. Therefore, we should expect an open game from the hosts from the first minute. He will have great support from his fans, so the spectacle in Haifa is guaranteed.

Benfica Team News

On the other hand, Benfica also has a winning motive. In the first five rounds, they won 11 points, as many as PSG. The Portuguese and French clubs drew in each other’s duels both times with an identical score of 1-1. Therefore, the team with a better goal difference after six rounds will enter the knockout phase from first place.

Paris Saint-Germain has a more difficult task than Benfica in this round. They will visit Juventus, who will try to alleviate the desperate results in the Champions League with a win. Coach Roger Schmidt’s men hope that the Saints will lose in Turin and that they will win in Haifa and thus finish as leaders of this group.

Benfica has been playing brilliantly this season. They are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, which is commendable. In the first 11 games in the Portuguese championship, they achieved 10 wins and one draw and scored 29 goals. The matches of this team this fall are really fun to watch.

H2H

In the first meeting between these two teams, Benfica won 2-0 thanks to goals from Alex Grimaldo and Rafa Silva.

Expected Lineups

Maccabi Haifa (4-3-3): Cohen; Cohud, Goldberg, Batubinsika, Sundgren; Mohamed, Lavi, Chery; Atzili, David, Pierrot

Benfica (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Grimaldo, Otamendi, Silva, Bah; Florentino, Fernandez; Aursnes, Rafa Silva, Joao Mario; Ramos 

Maccabi Haifa vs. Benfica Prediction

Both teams play offensive football and strive to score more goals. Since both sides want to win this match, we believe that there is very little chance that this matchup will be ineffective.

Kick-off Time: Wednesday 02.11.2022, 21:00
Prediction: Both Teams To Score And Total Goals Over 2.5 – Yes
Odds: 1.82
Sportsbook: 22bet

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