Sarpsborg 08 hosts Maccabi Tel Aviv in a first leg from the Europa League playoffs
Sarpsborg 08 hosts Maccabi Tel Aviv in a first leg from the Europa League playoffs. Here are our free soccer bets for this clash in the city of Sarpsborg.
Sarpsborg 08 qualified for the Europa League playoffs after a surprising for many people elimination of the Croatian Rijeka. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at home, the Norwegian team won the second leg on Croatian soil with 1-0. The big hero of the night was Patrick Mortensen, who scored a winning goal just seven minutes before the end of the match. This was enough for the Scandinavians to qualify for the next round.
In the Norwegian Eliteserien Sarpsborg 08 are currently 5th with 32 points won from 19 games played. In their last game they suffered their 5th defeat for the season, losing with 0-2 their visit to Brann in Bergen.
Maccabi Tel Aviv marched on towards the playoffs with beating the Armenian Pyunik in the previous round of the competition. The first game in Armenia ended with a 0-0 draw, but in the second leg Maccabi achieved a 2-1 win and won the tie. Dor Micha and Eliran Atar scored the two goals for the winning side.
Meanwhile in the Israeli Ligat Ha’al Maccabi Tel Aviv are still about to begin their participation. The league in Israel starts on August 25. In the first round Maccabi are facing Maccabi Haifa at home.
These are our free soccer bets for the Europa League playoff between Sarpsborg 08 and Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli team is the big favourite here, although Maccabi were far from convincing against Pyunik in the previous round. Here’s the moment to remind that the Israeli league is still about to begin, so Maccabi do not have much of a match practice in official games.