Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Europa League round 2 game between Maccabi Haifa and Panathinaikos and offer team stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
When Panathinaikos arrive at Sammy Ofer Stadium on Thursday to face Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League, the latter will be hoping to use their home turf to their advantage.
Maccabi Haifa will be hopeful of getting on the board after an unlucky Group F opener to the new Europa League campaign which left them empty-handed. They face a Panathinaikos side that took all three points from their first match.
Form: Maccabi Haifa vs Panathinaikos
Maccabi Haifa Form
Maccabi Haifa only managed to achieve one draw in their last three Europa League matches. They had a 0-0 draw with BSC Young Boys, but then suffered a 3-0 defeat against them, while Rennes won 3-0. Maccabi Haifa has been performing well at Sammy Ofer Stadium, winning five out of the last six Europa League matches here. They have remained undefeated, with one draw and have scored 12 goals while conceding five.
In their last three matches, Panathinaikos lost 1-2 against AEK Athens, won 1-4 against Asteras Tripolis, and drew 2-2 with PAOK. Panathinaikos claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Europa League. They also drew two and were defeated three times, as they were outscored by nine goals to five.
Betting facts for Maccabi Haifa and Panathinaikos
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Maccabi Haifa and Panathinaikos played across all tournaments.
- Maccabi Haifa have scored in 45 of the last 47 home matches
- Maccabi Haifa have not lost 23 of the last 25 home matches
- Maccabi Haifa have won 11 of the last 13 home matches
- In 10 of the last 12 Maccabi Haifa home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Maccabi Haifa have won 8 of the last 10 home matches and the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Panathinaikos have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- Panathinaikos have not lost 11 of the last 13 away matches
- Panathinaikos have won 7 of the last 9 away matches
- Panathinaikos have scored in 9 of the last 10 matches
- Panathinaikos have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
Players in form: Maccabi Haifa vs Panathinaikos
Tjaronn Chery is showing good form for Maccabi Haifa, scoring two goals in their last six matches. Andraz Sporar scored once in his previous half-dozen outings.
Popular markets: Maccabi Haifa vs Panathinaikos
Of their 10 most recent games at Sammy Ofer Stadium across all tournaments, Maccabi Haifa won eight times, drew two and lost zero. Panathinaikos won seven of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing zero and losing three. Maccabi Haifa are on a fantastic streak of no less than 11 matches in a row without defeat as the home side.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Maccabi Haifa only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Panathinaikos scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Panathinaikos should feel cheery over the chances of getting at least one goal this coming Thursday, as Maccabi Haifa only managed one clean sheet in the previous 10 matches. Panathinaikos claimed four clean sheets in their last 10 games.
In Maccabi Haifa’s last ten games, there have been over 2.5 goals in eight of them. They managed to average 1.7 goals per match across all tournaments. Over 2.5 goals came out as a winning bet in seven of the previous ten outings for Panathinaikos, who were on target an average of two times per game. Maccabi Haifa conceded a goal in their last six matches.
Recommended tip: Maccabi Haifa vs Panathinaikos
The match between Maccabi Haifa and Panathinaikos should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Europa League game.