Maccabi Tel Aviv will face Villarreal in Thursday’s forthcoming Europa League meeting.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Maccabi Tel Aviv v Villarreal, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv are hoping to win again following a 0-1 Ligat HaAl triumph versus Hapoel Hadera.
In their prior 6 fixtures, Giorgos Donis's Maccabi Tel Aviv have scored a combined total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Last time out, Villarreal drew 1-1 in the La Liga match with Real Madrid.
In that game, Villarreal managed 47% possession and 13 shots at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Villarreal was Gerard Moreno (76'). Real Madrid CF had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Mariano Díaz (2') scored for Real Madrid.
A sequence of effective showings from the Villarreal defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures overall. During the same time, their forwards have scored 13.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was Europa League match day 3 on 05/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Villarreal 4-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv.
That day, Villarreal managed 56% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Carlos Bacca (4', 52'), Álex Baena (71') and Fernando Niño (81').
At the other end, Maccabi Tel Aviv had 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Nikola Dabanović.
Team News: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Maccabi Tel Aviv manager Giorgos Donis to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Uros Nikolic (Knee Problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Villarreal
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Villarreal boss Unai Emery to be concerned with. Alberto Moreno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, Maccabi Tel Aviv are capable enough to score against this Villarreal outfit, however a single goal probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’ve gone for a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Villarreal when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to this.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Stadium: Netanya Stadium (24,000)
Captain: Sheran Yeini
Chairman: Mitchell Goldhar
Manager: Giorgos Donis
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 8, Europa League (Group I), UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)