Champions League Qualifying: Maribor vs Hapoel Be'er ShevaPublished August 22, 2017 by Sol FH
The wonder from the Israeli desert making a run at the Champions League and they need a win tonight at 19:45 GMT.
The Champions League Qualifying continues tonight with a ton of games across Europe. We will look at one of the most interesting matchup's tonight, with Maribor taking on Hapoel Be'er Sheva, a team that is quickly making a name for itself in Europe. After the first leg in Israel, Hapoel have the advantage after a 2-1 win, but tonight, things go back to Ljudski vrt, Maribor to see if they will make it to the next round.
Be'er Sheva are becoming a much stronger team and this is for a combination of reasons. They were acquired by Mrs. Alona Barkat a few year ago who has become of the best owners in all of soccer. She has been such an important reason as to why the team has been successful, but we can't leave out the incredible coaching abilities of Barak Bachar. He has led the team to two straight league championships, has defeated teams like Inter Milan, both at home and away, and have really made a name across Europe.
Maribor are by no means pushovers, they have a long history in the Champions League and only three years ago in 2014, they were in the group stages. Since then they have not been past the playoff round of the Champions League, nor the Europa League for that matter, and they have looked much weaker than in past years.
Be'er Sheva have beaten Honved and Ludogorets this season and were the team that beat Olympiakos last year. Celtic were saved in the Playoff round, but not before Be'er Sheva made a comeback that definitely rattled Brendan Rodgers' squad.
Champions League Betting
The odds at bet365 Sports look competitive as ever, and bettors have some excellent opportunities on all of the markets at the online sportsbook. Maribor are at home, but they are just behind Hapoel at 2.80, whilst Hapoel are at 2.75.