Sivasspor and Maccabi Tel Aviv meet at Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadyumu, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before.
The home team plays its second game in Group I, after losing (5‑3) in their first match in this group stage, against Villarreal. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they lost to Rizespor at home by (0‑2). In their last 10 home matches Sivasspor has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sivasspor come into this match after a 2-0 reception loss to Rizespor in a Turkish championship match. In the last game in the group stage of the Europa League, the Turks lost 5×3 to Villarreal. In this match against Maccabi Tel Aviv, coach Riza Calimbay will have to opt for the usual strategy, that is, he will favor the maintenance of possession and supported attacks. Midfielder Faysal Fajr is one of Sivasspor’s most important players, being a very competent midfielder in the offensive organization. On the other hand, Max Gradel is one of Sivasspor’s top scorers of the season, with 2 goals scored. For this game the coach cannot count on Aaron Appindangoye, Erdogan Yesilyurt, Casimir Ninga and Marcelo Goiano, all with physical problems.
Maccabi Tel Aviv :
The away team plays its second match in Group I, having won by (1‑0) in their first match in this group stage, against Qarabağ. In their last match, for Ligat ha’Al, they drew with Hapoel Be’er Sheva at home by (0‑0). In their last 10 away matches Maccabi Tel Aviv has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In the last 5 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Maccabi Tel Aviv comes to this match after a 0x0 draw against Hapoel Beer Sheva, in a game for the Israel championship. It should be noted that the visitors beat Qarabag by 1×0 on the first day of the Europa League group stage. Coach Georgios Donis must opt for a very cautious strategy, exploiting only the space on the opponent’s back. Itay Shechter continues to be one of the most prominent of the visiting team, being a very powerful and strong player when it comes to scoring. All players are available for this game.