On July 28, the match of the 2nd qualifying round of the League of Conferences “Maccabi” Netanya – “Istanbul Basaksehir” will take place. The start is at 19:45 Moscow time. Experts have already given a forecast, they consider the guests to be the favorites: the success of Istanbul is estimated at 2.00. You can bet on the victory of “Maccabi” in bookmakers with a coefficient of 3.46. For a draw, they give a coefficient of 3.26.

Odds of bookmakers for the match of the 2nd qualifying round of the Conference League “Maccabi” – “Istanbul Basaksehir” on July 28, 2022

Bookmakers believe that the Maccabi Netanya-Istanbul Basaksehir match will not be productive: the total over 2.5 goals goes for 2.24, and the total under 2.5 goals goes for 1.66. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.49. Away goal is available at bookmakers with odds of 1.26. They offer to bet on “both teams to score” for 1.93.

Analysis and forecast for the match of the 2nd qualifying round of the League of Conferences “Maccabi” – “Istanbul Basaksehir” (28.07.2022)

The Turkish club certainly managed to miss the European competition. In the 2020/2021 season, he took fourth place in the Champions League group, simultaneously filling up the season in the domestic championship. Istanbul, which has not fallen out of the top four of the Turkish Super League for six years, finished only in 12th position. Of course, he did not take part in competitions in the European arena.

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Olympiacos – Maccabi. M’Vila, Valbuena and El Arabi advance

Returning to the top of the Turkish championship was not easy for Istanbul. Even with the fall of Besiktas and Galatasaray, Emre Beleoglu’s team achieved only fourth place thanks to a series of eight matches without defeat at the finish line. In parallel, “Basaksehir” became one of the three teams that were able to beat the champion – “Trabzonspor”. On this all the successes of the last season ended.

Basaksehir was able to achieve at least this largely thanks to reliable defense. The team conceded just 36 goals in 38 matches. As much as a champion. The attack was not impressive and scored at the level of the middle peasants of the Turkish championship. The sale of Edin Visci to Trabzonspor in the winter had a strong effect here – it was not possible to replace the best assistant and long-term leader Belezoglu.

The problem with the replacement of the Bosnian has not been resolved so far. In general, Istanbul behaved rather passively in the transfer market in the summer. The main signing of the team was not even Mesut Ozil, who quarreled with Fenerbahce, and not the most experienced Lucas Biglia. A real success is the midfielder from Zaglebie Patrick Shish, who got the Turks for free. Already in the foreseeable future, the Pole can become the leader of the team.

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By the way, it was he who saved Istanbul from defeat in the first match with Maccabi. But the Israelis last played in European competition nine years ago. However, it’s hard to even call it a game. They flew out from the very first opponent, which was the Finnish KuPS. After years of vegetation, Maccabi got to fourth place and won a ticket to the Conference League, but immediately fell under a very difficult opponent.

For those who do not follow the Israeli Premier League, there will be very few familiar faces in the roster. Serb Igor Zlatanovich and experienced Patrick Tvumasi, who played well in Astana, are responsible for the attack. There are a lot of talented youngsters in the midfield, and Florian Harterz, who came in the summer, and the Bulgarian Plamen Galabov, who earned a removal in the first match, stand out in defense.

Of all the representatives of Israel who were delegated to European competitions, this team is the weakest. The only thing that can be distinguished from the representative of Netanya is a good game at home. At home, Maccabi has a series of nine matches without defeat, including 3-0 wins over the powerful Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Beersheba.

In the first match, the Israelis achieved a positive result and could count on even more thanks to the extravagance of the Istanbul attack. At home, Maccabi plays much better than on the road, but the problem is that they will have to play, and not sit by half of the team at their gates after a quick goal.

If Maccabi wants to go to the next round, you need to try to attack, and for this you need to open up. So, Istanbul should have no less chances than in the first match. The Israelis were very lucky, but in return the class should already take its toll. The Turks, even in the unsuccessful first confrontation, proved that they are better than the opponent.

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The only thing is that it will be difficult for the guests from Turkey to keep their gates shut, Maccabi scores consistently at home. We would take a bet that Erdogan’s favorite club – as they also call Istanbul Basaksehir – will at least not lose. In addition, let’s add “both teams to score” to this. The coefficient is 2.45.

Forecast and bets for the match of the League of Conferences “Maccabi” – “Istanbul” on July 28, 2022

“Maccabi” from Netanya was very lucky in the first match in Turkey. The Israelis play much better in their field than on the road, but even so it will be very difficult to hold back the attack of Istanbul again. The class of commands is fundamentally different. We would check the option in which the guests do not lose in regular time, but concede.

Bid: Istanbul won’t lose and both will score in 2.45.

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