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Maccabi Haifa vs Apollon Limassol betting tips: Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg preview, predictions and odds

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Maccabi Haifa to win 2-1 against Apollon Limassol- 17/2!

Maccabi Haifa have only lost one of their last 15 European home games, this defeat coming to Union Berlin last season.


At 17/2, a £10 bet would return £95!

Maccabi Haifa vs Apollon Limassol

August 03, 2022

6:00 pm BST

Match preview

Will Apollon Limassol’s first European Cup match for 16 years be an occasion to remember?

Last season, they were crowned Cypriot champions for just the fourth time, winning the league for the first time since 2006.

Thus, the side who’ve featured in four Europa League group phases are just two wins away from their first-ever Champions League qualification.

Will Alexander Zorniger’s team, who enter at this stage, leave Israel with a positive result?

Maccabi Haifa meanwhile began their European adventure in the second qualifying round, causing a massive upset.

Following a 1-1 draw at home, the Greens smashed Greek champions Olympiacos 4-0.

Tjaronn Chery netting after just five minutes in Piraeus, before late goals from Frantzdy Pierrot and then Mohammad Abu Fani secured the stunning victory.

For context, the last side to put four past Olympiacos at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium were Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

From a Maccabi Haifa perspective, they qualified for the Europa Conference League last season, their first group phase appearance since 2013.

The Greens are already guaranteed to, at least, match that this time round, but are certainly hungry for more.

Will the Israeli champions make home advantage count at Sammy Ofer Stadium?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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