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Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Zeljeznicar overcome Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League?

  • Maccabi Haifa take on Zeljeznicar in the UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
  • Match kicks off at 6pm BST on Wednesday
  • Maccabi have won by 2+ goals in 1 of their last 13 Europa League qualifiers
  • Zeljeznicar have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the Premijer Liga
  • They have lost by 2+ goals in 1 of their last 18 Europa League qualifiers
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Maccabi Haifa fell to Strasbourg in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa league second round qualifiers (Getty Images)

Maccabi Haifa host Zeljeznicar in the UEFA Europa League First qualifying round on Wednesday. Can the Israel club justify the heavy favouritism at Sammy Ofer Stadium?

Maccabi Haifa Form


Maccabi Haifa got off to a winning start in the new Israel Ligat ha'Al season. Barak Bakhar’s side won 2-1 at Hapoel Hadera with Nikita Rukavytsya scoring both goals.

Maccabi were very strong at home last season, winning nine of their 13 regular season matches at Sammy Ofer Stadium. 

They competed in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers last season. Maccabi Haifa beat Mura 2-0 & 3-2 before a 3-1 defeat in Strasbourg. They beat the Ligue 1 club 2-1 in Israel but it wasn’t enough to go through.

Maccabi Haifa Team News


New centre-back Bogdan Planic arrived this week but might have to wait for his debut. Spanish central midfielder José Rodríguez is another new arrival.

Zeljeznicar Sarajevo Form


Zeljeznicar Sarajevo are currently top of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Premijer Liga. Amar Osim’s side won their first four matches of the season 3-0, 2-0, 2-1 and 2-0.

They fell to a 1-0 home defeat against Mladost Doboj Kakanj in their last match on 21 August.

Zeljeznicar last competed in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League qualifiers. They beat Narva Trans 2-0 and 3-1 before 2-1 and 3-1 defeats to Apollon.

Zeljeznicar Sarajevo Team News


Goalkeeper Irfan Fejzic and centre-back Frane Ikic are injured alongside central midfielders Damir Sadikovic and Mustafa Mujezinovic. Left Winger Ermin Zec is another player out injured.

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Head to Head


This will be the first match between Maccabi Haifa and Zeljeznicar.

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Odds


Maccabi Haifa are 1.22 favourites at bet365 with Zeljeznicar listed at 12.00 at betfair. A draw is available at 5.50 with Unibet.

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar Stats


  • Maccabi Haifa have won 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League qualifiers).
  • Maccabi Haifa have won 12 of their last 17 home matches (UEFA Europa League qualifiers).
  • Maccabi Haifa have won by 2+ goals in 1 of their last 13 matches (UEFA Europa League qualifiers).
  • Zeljeznicar have won 6 of their last 7 matches (Bosnia and Herzegovina Premijer Liga).
  • Zeljeznicar have lost by 2+ goals in 1 of their last 18 matches (UEFA Europa League qualifiers).

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar FAQ

Where can I watch the Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar live stream online?

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Where is Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar being played?

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar is being played at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel.

When is Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar being played?

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar is being played at 18:00 BST on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

What competition are Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar playing in?

Maccabi Haifa vs Zeljeznicar are playing in the UEFA Europa League First qualifying round.

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Verdict

Maccabi Haifa have the better team and home advantage but the odds are very short. Zeljeznicar have winning form in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are battling many injuries to first team players but can remain competitive in Israel.

Best Bet: Zeljeznicar +2 Handicap @100 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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