Maccabi Haifa FC play Olympiacos FC in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Qualifiers 2022 at the Sammy Ofer Stadium on July 20. The match will start at 10:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Maccabi Haifa FC recently lost the finals of the Israel Super Cup to Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC in penalties after the game was tied 1-1. Omer Atzil gave the hosts the lead in the very first minute of the match but later conceded the equaliser in the second half. Maccabi Haifa FC are the current champions of the Israeli Premier League.
Olympiacos FC are the current champions of the Super League Greece. The visitors beat AEK Athens FC 3-2 in their last play-offs match. Youssef El-Arabi produced a match-winning hattrick including an 87th minute strike to seal the game for Olympiacos FC.
Maccabi Haifa FC vs Olympiacos FC UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Maccabi Haifa FC: 2.75, Olympiacos FC: 2.75, Draw: 3.05
Betwinner odds: Maccabi Haifa FC: 2.79, Olympiacos FC: 2.544, Draw: 3.24
Betway odds: Maccabi Haifa FC: 2.75, Olympiacos FC: 2.40, Draw: 3.10
10CRIC odds: Maccabi Haifa FC: 2.88, Olympiacos FC: 2.58, Draw: 3.17
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Maccabi Haifa FC vs Olympiacos FC head-to-head
Maccabi Haifa FC and Olympiacos FC have met only twice in competitive games - in the group stage of the 2002-03 Champions League. The Israeli club won the home game 3-0. Yakubu Ayegbeni scored a hat-trick for the hosts in that game. Olympiacos FC produced a 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture.
Maccabi Haifa FC vs Olympiacos FC probable starting lineups
Maccabi Haifa FC: Josh Cohen (goalkeeper), Daniel Sundgren, Sean Goldberg, Bogdan Planic, Sun Menahem, Neta Lavi, Ali Mohamed, Mavis Tchibota, Dean David, Nikita Tjaronn Rukavytsya, Omer Atzil.
Olympiacos FC: Tomas Vaclik (goalkeeper), Sime Vrsaljko, Konstantinos Manolas, Sokratis Papadopoulos, Oleg Reabciuk, Andreas Bouchalakis, Mamadou Kane, Rony Lopes, Joao Carvalho, Mathieu Valbuena, Youssef El-Arabi.
Maccabi Haifa FC vs Olympiacos FC UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 top picks and players to watch
Maccabi Haifa FC: Omer Atzil will be the player to watch out for from the Maccabi Haifa F.C. The 28-year-old scored 20 goals in 33 matches in the 2021-2022 Israeli Premier League. Atzil scored one goal in two games in UEFA Champions League 2021-2022.
Olympiacos FC: Youssef El-Arabi will be the top pick from the visiting side. El-Arabi has scored one goal in three games in the UEFA Champions League. The 35-year-old has also scored 16 goals in the 2021-2022 Super League Greece.
Maccabi Haifa FC vs Olympiacos FC UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 prediction
Olympiacos FC have a slight edge going into the game against Maccabi Haifa F.C.
The visitors drew the hosts in their previous head-to-head encounter.
Maccabi Haifa FC have defeated Olympiacos FC once in the past and have a good chance of upsetting the visitors once again.