Tottenham Hotspur and Maccabi Haifa face at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in a match for this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct encounter. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Maccabi Haifa presents significant differences between home and away performances.
The home team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Shkendija and Lokomotiv Plovdiv. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 21 conceded, against 8 wins , 4 draws and 3 losses at home, with 25 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home win against Chelsea by (5‑4), in the tie through penalties. Tottenham Hotspur have won 8, drawn 1 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times but have managed to turn the score around in 4.
Tottenham comes into this game with a victory, on penalties, against Chelsea, in a game counting for the League Cup. Note that the home team beat Shkendija, 1-3, in the last round of the Europa League. The home team usually plays in a 4-3-3, favoring a more relaxed playing style, attacking through the central corridor. The three arrows aimed at the goalpost of the "enemy" will be Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and Harry Kane, and the player responsible for defining and leading his team's attacks is midfielder Lamela. For this match the coach José Mourinho cannot count on Heung-Min Son due to physical problems.
Until reaching this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs), the
visiting team eliminated: Rostov, Kairat and Željezničar. This is a team
that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last
30 games they have registered 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a
visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the
last 10 away matches Maccabi Haifa won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The team
allowed the opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense
needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they
managed materialize in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, they have
conceded the first goal 5 times but have managed to turn the score
around in 2.
Maccabi Haifa enters this game with a victory, by 1-2, in the trip to the Rostov field, adding in this way the second fifth in a row in official matches: the goals of the team were signed by Nikita Rukavytsya and Mohammed Abu Fani. Usually the visiting team chooses to play in a traditional 5-4-1, where the most advanced player is Nikita Rukavytsya. By playing against a superior opponent, it is foreseeable that the visiting club will adopt a more defensive posture, in order not to lose its balance. Coach Barak Bakhar cannot count on Yanic Wildschut due to physical problems.
Tottenham Hotspur FC haven't lost in their last 5 games.
Maccabi Haifa FC have a winning streak of 5 matches.
Tottenham Hotspur FC wins 1st half in 40% of their matches, Maccabi Haifa FC in 38% of their matches.
Tottenham Hotspur FC wins 40% of halftimes, Maccabi Haifa FC wins 38%.
Maccabi Haifa FC's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Tottenham Hotspur FC's.
Tottenham Hotspur FC scores 1.93 goals when playing at home and Maccabi Haifa FC scores 1.73 goals when playing away (on average).
When Tottenham Hotspur FC leads 1-0 at home, they win in 72% of their matches.
When Maccabi Haifa FC leads 0-1 away, they win in 93% of their matches.
When Tottenham Hotspur FC is down 0-1 home, they win 44% of their matches.
When Maccabi Haifa FC is down 1-0 away, they win 33% of their matches.
Maccabi Haifa FC have conceded a goal in each of their last 6 matches.
Tottenham Hotspur FC have conceded a goal in each of their last 7 matches.
Maccabi Haifa FC have scored at least one goal for 5 consecutive matches.
Tottenham Hotspur FC have scored at least one goal for 5 consecutive matches.