Olympiacos FC play Maccabi Haifa FC in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Qualifiers 2022 at the Karaiskaki Stadium on July 28. The match will start at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Olympiacos FC drew Maccabi Haifa FC 1-1 in the first leg of the second qualifying round. Philip Zinckernagel's early strike gave the hosts the much-needed lead. Dolev Hazziza’s last-minute equaliser helped the visitors to draw the first leg encounter.
Maccabi Haifa FC are the current champions of the Israeli Premier League. The Israeli club lost the finals of the Israel Super Cup to Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC in penalties after the game was tied 1-1.
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 to seal the game for Olympiacos FC. The hosts have lost three out of their last four friendlies.
Olympiacos FC vs Maccabi Haifa FC UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Olympiacos FC: 1.69, Maccabi Haifa FC: 5.20, Draw: 3.70
Betwinner odds: Olympiacos FC: 1.616, Maccabi Haifa FC: 4.96, Draw: 3.66
Betway odds: Olympiacos FC: 1.66, Maccabi Haifa FC: 4.50, Draw: 3.60
10CRIC odds:Olympiacos FC: 1.72, Maccabi Haifa FC: 4.99, Draw: 3.73
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Olympiacos FC vs Maccabi Haifa FC head-to-head
Maccabi Haifa FC and Olympiacos FC have met only thrice in competitive games. The visitors won once while the other two encounters ended in a draw.
Olympiacos FC and Maccabi Haifa FC met twice 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 played a 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture.
Olympiacos FC vs Maccabi Haifa FC starting lineups
Olympiacos FC: Tomas Vaclik (goalkeeper), Sime Vrsaljko, Konstantinos Manolas, Pape Abou Cisse, Oleg Reabciuk, Yann M'Vila, Mamadou Kane, Giorgos Masouras, Aguibou Camara, Philip Zinckernagel, Yousef El-Arabi.
Maccabi Haifa FC: Josh Cohen (goalkeeper), Daniel Sundgren, Sean Goldberg, Bogdan Planic, Sun Menahem, Neta Lavi, Ali Mohamed, Tjaronn Chery, Dean David, Nikita, Dolev Hazziza, Omer Atzili.
Olympiacos FC vs Maccabi Haifa FC Champions League Qualifiers 2022 top picks and players to watch
Olympiacos FC: Aguibou Camara will be the top pick from the Olympiacos FC side. The 21-year-old scored one goal in two games in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League. Camara also scored four goals in the Super League Greece.
Maccabi Haifa FC: Omer Atzil will be the player to watch out for from the Maccabi Haifa F.C. The 28-year-old scored 24 goals in his last 54 games for the visitors in the Israeli Premier League. Atzili also scored 29 goals in three seasons for Maccabi Tel Aviv before joining the Haifa side in 2020.
Olympiacos FC vs Maccabi Haifa FC UEFA Champions League Qualifiers 2022 prediction
Olympiacos FC are clear favourites going into the game against Maccabi Haifa FC. The visitors drew the Israeli club in their previous encounter.
Maccabi Haifa FC will go into the game as underdogs. The Israeli champions are a strong unit but lack the firepower to beat a strong team like Olympiacos.