Villarreal vs Maccabi Tel Aviv – Europa League: In one of this Thursday’s matches of the Europa League’s group stage 6th round
The local side Villarreal, managed by Javier Calleja, and the visiting side Maccabi Tel Aviv, managed by Jordi Cruyff,
with the hosts having 11 points and sitting in 1st place while the visitors have only 1 point and sit in last place of this group A.
On the previous encounter, the Spanish and Israeli side have cancelled each other out in Tel Aviv, with the match finishing on a goalless draw.
The Spanish team is already qualified for the next stage of the competition at the moment, leading this group A with 11 points gained out of 15 possible, and not getting a single loss up until this point;
Besides that, the home side has also ensured the 1st place of the group, which will allow them not to meet teams that drop from the Champions League or other groups’ first-place teams in the round of 32.
As for the Israeli, they are making a very poor campaign on this competition, only having 1 out of 15 possible points conquered and being yet to score a single goal in about 500 minutes of football played in this edition of the Europa League,
although they always put up a good fight against the remaining opponents of the group (losing by small margins), except for the match played in Astana, on the first round.
Villarreal vs Maccabi Tel Aviv – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match that will decide nothing, for the reasons I have already presented, I believe on a more slow-paced match,
where the local manager might even promote some rotations on the starting line-up, which leads me to believe even more on a bickering match without many reasons of interest.
This way, I’ll approach it with the Under.
|under 3 goals||