Hapoel Beer Sheva welcomes KF Laci as their clear favorite in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. The hosts only achieved a 1-1 in the first leg, but the result suggests a balance that did not take place on the pitch. The Israelis were the game-defining team and had far more chances than the overburdened Albanians, who scored their goal after only three minutes of play and were finally happy with the draw. In the upcoming match, the Hapoel Beer Sheva vs.. Laci hints that the five-time champion of Israel wins by a margin of at least two goals.
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Laci Today’s Betting Prediction
Although the hosts are no longer in the class of recent years due to some painful departures, they are still superior to the Albanian guests. In recent years, the first qualifying round on European stage has always been successfully mastered. In addition, Beer Sheva has acquired significantly more practice during the summer break in recent weeks. An advantage that results from various test matches, while the Albanian selection in the past week for the first time in about six weeks was back on the lawn. The Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Laci prediction is played with a stakes of five units.
After three titles in a row Hapoel scored last season only third place in the domestic Ligat ha’Al. Thanks to the won championships, the Be’er Sheva kickers were always involved in qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League. Here, the Israelis were quite respectable. After all, at least the playoffs were achieved in two of the three seasons. Above all, the five-time champions presented themselves very strong at home: Seven wins and a draw shows the impressive record in front of a home crowd during the qualifying phase for the premier class.
A 2-2 draw with APOEL in the third qualifying round of the Europa League took place last year, after Hapoel was knocked out by Dinamo Zagreb following a disastrous second-leg tie from the CL qualifiers. The results show that, at least for the opponents in the qualifying rounds at Beer Sheva, there was hardly anything to gain. Even established European football clubs, such as Celtic and Inter, have suffered defeats in their red-white appearances in recent years.
However, the current eleven is playfully weaker than in previous years to assess. One reason is the departure of Anthony Nwakaeme. The attacker was handed over to Trabzonspor during the last season and has consistently scored twice in the league in his three years with Beer Sheva. With eight goals, the Nigerian is also the most successful scorer on the European stage in the Red-White. His progress led already in the past season to the fact that the offensive no longer has the clout of earlier days. Nwakaeme’s quality was also immediately demonstrated by the Black Sea Coast club, where the striker hit no fewer than eleven goals and assists in his debut season and his contract was extended prematurely a few days ago.
Coach Barak Bakhar, who has been in office for four years, has had the most expensive entry in the club’s history with Dutchman Nigel Hasselbaink, but the nephew of former Chelsea player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has yet to prove his ability to continue as well as he did Nwakaeme. At least the first season has been quite successful for the 28-year-old with seven goals. In addition, the camels with Ben Sahar last year’s top scorer in their ranks and the test matches this summer showed that the offensive is basically good in motion: Against Olympiakos Piraeus and Pogoń Szczecin was each a 2: 2 achieved and the previous Match against Lechia Gdansk celebrated a clear 3-0 win.
Probable team of Hapoel Beer Sheva:
➤ Setkus – Bitton- Vitor – Taha – Goldberg – Marin – Sabag – Shamir – Hasselbaink – Zrihan – Sahar
Last Games by Hapoel Beer Sheva:
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Laçi Vs. Hapoel Beer Sheva 1: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – Pogon Szczecin vs. Hapoel Beer Sheva 2: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Hapoel Beer Sheva vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 2: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Lechia Gdansk vs. Hapoel Beer Sheva 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 25.05.2019 – Hapoel Beer Sheva vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv 0: 4 (Ligat ha’Al)
The KF Laci does not play a major role at the national level: The trophy collection is still manageable with two cup wins (2013, 2015) and a victory in Superkupa 2015. Even on European stage Laci has remained inconspicuous so far. Nine years ago, the Albanians took part in qualifying for the Europa League for the first time and since then – except for the current season – five times. The yield is very poor so far: three times in the first round already reached the end station and in the other two seasons came in the following off. The balance sheet shows only one victory with five draws and eight defeats. The goal difference of 9:26 also proves that the Albanians can be counted among the lightweights in qualifying for the Europa League.
That they participate in this year’s edition, Laci owes the continued exclusion of the KF Skënderbeu Korça and the refusal of the UEFA license for Flamurtari Vlora. As a result, sixth place in the Kategoria Superiore was enough to qualify for the qualifying phase the year before. In the storm, the hopes are mainly on Kyrian Nwabueze. The 26-year-old American played his first match in the first leg and scored the only goal of the kicker from Lac, who otherwise remained very pale. Elsewhere, coach Sulejman Starova’s squad is under-staffed, with the exception of the goalkeeper and captain Gentian Selmani, who regularly plays for Albania’s U21 national team.
Probable team of Laci:
➤ Selmani – Gjoni -Ignjatovic – Fangaj – Teco – Deliu – Abdullahi – Lushkja – Domgjoni – Xhixha – Nwabueze
Last Games by Laci:
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Laçi Vs. Hapoel Beer Sheva 1: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 30.05.2019 – Teuta Durrës vs. Laçi 2: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Laçi Vs. KF Tirana 1: 3 (Super League)
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Flamurtari Vlorë vs Laçi 1: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 11.05.2019 – Laçi Vs. Kamza 3: 0 (Super League)
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Laci Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The 1: 1 in the previous week was the first meeting between Hapoel Beer Sheva and Laci. The odds for the second leg in Toto Jacob Turner Stadium now favor the home side in a clear form.
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Laci Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
The hosts have to bake smaller rolls this season than in the last three years. After winning three titles and qualifying for the Champions League, the Red and Whites now have to fight for a spot in the Europa League group stage. Departures such as striker Anthony Nwakaeme or Michael Ohana in the offensive midfield have meant that it did not work out with a fourth championship at a stretch
Even the third rank in the domestic league and thus the last qualification ticket was barely reached – in a victory of Maccabi Netanya on the last match day, the elf would still be on summer vacation. Despite all this, the kickers from the south of the country are individually superior to their opponents.
Key Facts – Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Laci tips
🔻 Laci won on the European stage once in qualifying (1-6-8)
🔻 Beer Sheva has always competed in the Champions League qualifying for the last three seasons
🔻 First leg ended with a flattering 1: 1 for the Albanians
A verdict that already confirmed the first leg, in which Beer Sheva would have left the field when a reasonably passable chance exploitation. The Albanians lack not only playful quality in the squad, but also match practice. Before the game last week, not a single test match was completed and the top division in the home paused since the end of May. At Hapoel Beer Sheva vs. Laci, the prediction includes a home win with at least two goals difference.
Betting Prediction: Win Hapoel Beer Sheva (-1.5)