Astana will host Maccabi Tel Aviv in Kazakhstan on a Europa League match this Thursday.
Well here we have a match that might keep alive or bury the ambitions of two teams in the Europa League. After two matches, none of these teams was able to get a win on this competition.
Villareal and Slavia Prague are already leading and have gained a good advantage. Therefore, this match will be decisive.
Because if one of these teams loses here, they can see themselves on a very delicate situation. Both Astana and Maccabi Tel Aviv only have 1 point so far on this competition.
Maccabi Tel Aviv tied with Villareal at home and lost against Slavia away, while Astana lost away with the Spaniards and then drew at home against Slavia.
Latest results – FC Astana:
15.10.2017 D1 FC Astana 2-1 Irtysh Pavlodar
11.10.2017 D1 Shakhtyor Karagandy 0-1 FC Astana
01.10.2017 D1 Tobol Kostanay 1-1 FC Astana
28.09.2017 EUL FC Astana 1-1 Slavia Praha
23.09.2017 D1 FC Astana 2-0 FK Taraz
18.09.2017 D1 Kaisar Kyzylorda 1-4 FC Astana
Latest results – Maccabi Tel Aviv:
15.10.2017 D1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0 Bnei Yehuda
01.10.2017 D1 Hapoel Ashkelon 2-2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
28.09.2017 EUL Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-0 Villarreal CF
24.09.2017 D1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-0 Maccabi Haifa
18.09.2017 D1 Maccabi Netanya 2-3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
14.09.2017 EUL Slavia Praha 1-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Astana vs Maccabi Tel Aviv – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Both teams are already with a lot of European matches on their legs this season.
Astana played in the qualifying stage for the Champions League, eliminating Jurmala and Legia Warsaw in the first rounds. But then they ended up falling against Celtic, dropping to the Europa League’s group stage.
Maccabi went straight into the Europa League’s qualifying stage but they had to go through 4 rounds until reaching the group stage, eliminating Tirana, Reykjavik, Panionios and Altach.
The odds are suggesting a balanced match. But I have to recognize the value on the hosts here.
Astana is a tough opponent to beat at home and I don’t think that the Israeli side deserves this kind of odds. Therefore, the DNB favouring Astana is a good betting pick here.