Hapoel Beer Sheva hosts Lugano on a Europa League’s group stage match at the Turner Stadium.
We can no longer say that Hapoel Beer Sheva is a surprise in the European competitions. Last season the team had a great campaign in the Europa League, knocking out a few giants on their path.
The team has advanced in 2nd place of their group, “only” eliminating Inter Milan and Southampton.
But they ended up falling on the first knockout stage against Besiktas. Hapoel are the current Israeli champions and this season the team has maintained their good European streak.
On the Champions League, the team advanced all the way to the play-off but they ended up being eliminated by Maribor due to the “away goals” rule. This season, they’ve already played 3 league matches but they only sit in 8th place.
Latest results – Hapoel Be’er Sheva:
09.09.2017 D1 Hapoel Be’er Sheva 1-0 Hapoel Ashkelon
27.08.2017 D1 Maccabi Haifa 3-1 Hapoel Be’er Sheva
22.08.2017 CLQ NK Maribor 1-0 Hapoel Be’er Sheva
19.08.2017 D1 Hapoel Be’er Sheva 1-1 Maccabi Netanya
16.08.2017 CLQ Hapoel Be’er Sheva 2-1 NK Maribor
10.08.2017 SC Bnei Yehuda 2-4 Hapoel Be’er Sheva
Latest results – FC Lugano:
10.09.2017 D1 BSC Young Boys 3-0 FC Lugano
26.08.2017 D1 FC Lugano 4-1 FC Thun
20.08.2017 D1 FC Basel 1-1 FC Lugano
16.08.2017 D1 FC Lugano 0-1 St. Gallen
12.08.2017 Cup FC Bassecourt 0-6 FC Lugano
09.08.2017 D1 Lausanne-Sport 2-3 FC Lugano
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Lugano – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Lugano’s participation on this Europa League is already an historical achievement. It is their first international participation on a tournament of this importance.
Their spot was ensured when they finished in 3rd place of the Swiss league last season. Speaking about the Swiss league, Lugano’s campaign is not going so well as last season’s.
The team sits only in 7th place and they are coming off a 3-0 loss against Young Boys.
Neither of these teams has a lot of European tradition. But from what they’ve already shown at this level, I believe in the Israeli team.
Hapoel Beer Sheva was able to put up a fight against very well-known teams and they have done well.
That additional experience should help them against Lugano, who are reaching their European peak here. Besides that, the Swiss aren’t in the best form at the moment.
|Hapoel Beer Sheva to win||