Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium (Haifa)
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Maccabi Haifa is a 15-time Israeli champion, but they have failed to regain the coveted title over the past decade. It was only in the 2020/21 season that they finally finished in first place, after which they will not leave the throne, having won three consecutive national championships. At the same time, the debut of the current championship is not so successful for the Greens, as at the end of four games, they scored six points, which is enough only for seventh place in the standings, and the gap from the leader has increased to seven points. In the group stage of the Europa League, the Israelis also started poorly, suffering a major defeat to Rennes in the first game - 0:3.
Panathinaikos is the 20-time Greek champion, but the club has not been able to reach another title since the 2009/10 season. The tournament's last edition was no exception when they finished in second place with five points behind the winner. They started the current national championship with three consecutive victories with a total score of 9:0. Still, then there was a defeat against AEK - 1:2, a victory over Asteras - 4:1, a draw with PAOK - 2:2, and therefore, in the standings White-Green are located only on the third line in the standings, and the leader is six points ahead. But the Greeks started with a convincing victory over Villarreal - 2:0 in the Europa League.
Expert Betting Tips
Maccabi has not started the current season in the best way, and this applies to the performance in the domestic arena, where the team from Haifa is located in the bottom half of the standings. The Israelis immediately lost to Rennes - 0:3 in the Europa League. Panathinaikos are doing much better. They are in the top three of the local championship and debuted in the European Cup with a confident victory over Villarreal - 2:0. However, the Spaniards were considered the main favorites in Group F.
Maccabi and Panathinaikos are teams that are very happy to play open and spectacular football and are not afraid to make mistakes in defense. All this is confirmed by the statistics, according to which, in the last six matches with the Israelis, there were 21 goals (3.50 average per game). In five cases, there was a total over (83%), and the Greeks scored and conceded a total of 19 goals in the five previous battles (3.80 average per game).