Celje vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv Prediction: Conference League

Celje will welcome Maccabi Tel-Aviv to the Stozice Stadium for the second leg of the Europa Conference League play-off clash on Thursday 18:00 GMT. 

Key Highlights

Maccabi Tel-Aviv dominated the first leg, winning 4-1 and establishing a three-goal aggregate advantage heading into the second leg on Thursday.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Eran Zahavi converted from the spot for the home side. Celje pulled level through Gregor Bajde, after an encouraging start to the clash. However, Maccabi Tel-Aviv eventually took control of the match, especially in the second half.

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On his way to a hattrick, Eran Zahavi got his second in the 51st minute and third in the 72nd minute, before Dor David Turgeman sealed the win in the 91st minute. There was still time for Celje to have Klemen Nemanic to be sent off in the 92nd minute. 

Celje will bid to make a fast start to the second leg as they look to come back into the match in front of their home fans, whereas Maccabi Tel-Aviv will focus on being compact and protecting their lead.

Injury Report

Neither side has reported new injury worries ahead of the second leg on Thursday.


Maccabi Tel-Aviv will win the away leg, extend their aggregate lead, and progress from this play-off.

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