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Maccabi Haifa – Benfica Free Betting Tips

Maccabi Haifa will be looking for another win after a 3-1 win in Ligat HaAl against FC Ashdod.

For Maccabi Haifa, the scorers were Abdoulaye Seck (’16 own goal), Frantzdy Pierrot (’34) and Mohammad Abu Fani (’73). Timothy Awany (23′ Own goal) scored for FC Ashdod.

Matches involving Maccabi Haifa have tended to be exciting in recent times, with high scoring being the norm. In their last 6 duels, a total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined, (averaging 3.67 goals per game) with 11 of these belonging to Maccabi Haifa.

Benfica will enter this match on the back of a 5-0 Primeira Liga victory eclipsing Chaves in their most recent outing.

In that match, Benfica had 65% possession and 18 shots on goal with 9 shots on target. For Benfica, goals were scored by David Neres (‘2), Álex Grimaldo (’10), Gonçalo Ramos (’37), Petar Musa (’81) and Rafa Silva (’90). On the opposition side, Chaves managed 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.

Over the course of their most recent 6 matches, Benfica have managed 16 goals. Benfica have also scored in each and every one of those matches. During that period, their defenders have had 7 goals scored against them. Let’s see if that trend can be maintained in this match.

The last league clash between these clubs was on Champions League matchday 1 on 06/09/2022, with the final score being Benfica 2-0 Maccabi Haifa.

On that occasion, Benfica had 56% possession of the ball and had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The goal scorers were Rafa Silva (’50) and Álex Grimaldo (’54).

Maccabi Haifa manager Barak Bakhar will be happy to have no worries to speak of on the eve of this clash, having a fully healthy squad to choose from.

Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to play, Benfica manager Roger Schmidt has zero worries to comment on ahead of this game.

We’re inclined to think Maccabi Haifa will score against Benfica, despite which we don’t think it will give them the win. We predict a hard fought 1-2 difference for Benfica after 90 minutes. We expect it to be a tight result.

OVER 2.5 GOALS Odds: 2.00
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Author: Daniel Morgan