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Olympiacos vs Maccabi Haifa betting tips: Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg preview, predictions and odds – 101 Great Goals

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Olympiacos to win is 17/20.

Olympiacos to win and both teams to score NO is 13/8.

Match preview

After a 1-1 draw at Sammy Ofer Stadium a week ago, this tie is finely poised going into the return meeting in Piraeus.

A week ago, favourites Olympiacos struck first in Israel with Philip Zinckernagel making a ninth minute breakthrough.

The Greek Champions looked set for a victory until, in stoppage time, Maccabi Haifa were awarded a penalty.

Dolev Haziza emphatically converted from 12 yards, meaning his team will travel to Greece level.

Having won 22 of the last 26 Greek Super League titles, Olympiacos are very much European regulars.

The Red-Whites have appeared in 17 Champions League and four Europa League group phases since 1997, last failing to qualify for either in 2010.

Thus, Pedro Martins’ men fully expect to come through this clash.

Maccabi Haifa meanwhile reached the Europa Conference League group phase 12 months ago.

This was the Israel champions fifth UEFA group stage overall, but their first since 2013.

Having only won four of their last 28 European away games, the Greens are very much up against it.

Apollon Limassol await the winners in the Champions League third qualifying round.

The losers drop down to the Europa League third qualifying round where they’ll meet the losers of ŠK Slovan Bratislava vs Ferencváros.


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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