Win or Out: Champions League Qualifier, Second LegPublished August 5, 2014 by Sol FH
The third round of the Champions League qualifiers heats up tonight at 19:00 (UK time) as Maccabi Tel Aviv tries to outscore NK Maribor.
The first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round did not go the way Maccabi Tel Aviv wanted it to. On the road in Slovenia, Maccabi played an excellent game. It even looked as though they would finish in a goalless deadlock... but four minutes into stoppage time, Damjan Bohar scored and crushed the visitor’s dreams.
Days before the game, Maccabi signed Eden Ben-Basat and Nosa Igiebor and both players made their debut helping Tel Aviv control the first half. They were playing confident soccer but could not find the back of the net. If not for the game-saving goal by Bohar, Maccabi would have a bit more breathing room tonight and would not need a two goal win.
Keys to Victory
Due to the security situation in Israel, tonight’s match has moved to Cyprus. Tel Aviv should have a decent fan base because it is so close to home, but the Slovenians can smell the next round and will be tough to beat.
Oscar Garcia, manager of Maccabi will keep the same lineup as the previous game. If Eran Zahavi can continue to put pressure on Slovenian goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic as he did in game one, the yellow-and-blue could easily come away with a win.
Live In-Play Markets
Winner Sports is covering all the third round qualifiers and tonight’s game is no different. Interested punters can find both pre-game markets and in-play bets for the most interactive online sports betting experience available.
Despite their first leg loss, Maccabi are Winner’s favorites and are listed at 1.85. Maribor could be the smart bet for punters at 4.20 but a draw after 90 minutes is also a good option at 3.45.
There are a ton of markets like correct score, over/under, double chance and more also available. Those that bet prior to the game and with the live in-play markets available throughout all 90 minutes could win some lucrative cash while staying at home.