Red Bull Arena will host the Champions League qualifier between Salzburg and Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Red Bulls did well to win the first leg (2-1), and, as a result, they are on the verge of booking their place in the Champions League group stages for the second time in the history of the club. The Austrians champions did well to break the “group stages spell” last term, and, no doubt, they head into the decider with no pressure this time out. Use the analytical capabilities of the Betika platform to make the best bet.
Maccabi Tel Aviv, on the other hand, failed to impress in the first leg. The Israeli champions have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Salzburg, meaning that the hosts will have opportunities to score on the break. Considering that Maccabi are not regarded as good travellers, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. To bet on your favorite team in this game, use Sportpesa, which offers the best odds for this game.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (ZLATKO JUNUZOVIC):
Born in Serbia on 26 September 1987, Zlatko Junuzovic moved to Austria at the age of five and he eventually decided to represent his adopted country at international level. The central midfielder made a name for himself playing for Grazer AK, Austria Karnten and Austria Wien, but it was a move to Werder Bremen that earned him worldwide recognition.
Ever since 2012, Junuzovic has been one of Bundesliga’s leading midfielders, scoring a number of goals from set pieces and producing countless assists for his teammates, and it is a real wonder how he hasn’t joined a bigger club.
Capable of operating as a defensive midfielder, but much more dangerous as an attacking midfielder, Junuzovic has been a key player for Austria for several years now and he was in fine form as Das Team secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals. The highly rated midfielder has been a member of the national team for over ten years and chances are he will not be retiring any time soon.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (MACCABI TEL AVIV):
Maccabi Tel Aviv are the oldest and probably the biggest clubs in Israel. The club was founded in 1906 and they have been playing an important role in the Israeli League ever since. In 2015 Maccabi won their 21st trophy in the national championship and the same season they clinched their 23rd Israeli Cup title.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Hapoel Tel-Aviv and they welcome their opponents at Netanya Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 13 610. The likes of Beitar Jerusalem Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Maccabi Haifa are considered Maccabi Tel Aviv’s bitter rivals as well. In 1969 the club won the AFC Champions League and they repeated the success two years later, beating Aliyat Al-Shorta in the final.
The likes of Jordi Cruyff, Paulo Sousa, Rade Prica, Moanes Dabour and Vincent Enyeama are the high-profile footballers who were part of the team in the past. The colour of Maccabi’s home kit is yellow and blue.