On November 3 2015 at 18:00 in the upcoming game of the 4th round of the Europa League group stage at the Netanya Stadium Maccabi Tel Aviv play against Alkmaar.
The loss in the previous game of the national championship was the first loss of Maccabi in the current season, although, they are still the leaders of the championship and one of the possible champions of the league. Before that Maccabi won three times and drew once. These results let the team gain 16 points and take the second place in the standings. in the Europa League they are not doing so well. Maccabi lost twice and won once in the previous round against Alkmaar and are on the third position in the Group D with three points gained and 5:6 goal difference.
A series of mistakes at the start of the season don’t let us consider AZ the favorites of their national championship. In the latest five games they drew twice, lost twice and won once. In fact, Alkmaar haven’t win for 4 games in a raw in the Eredivisie. Consequently, they managed to gain 16 points and take the 6th place in the standings. In the Europa League Alkmaar are the outsiders of the Group D as they only drew once and lost twice. So, they have 1 point and the last place in the table.
The teams only met once in the history and, as we know, that game finished with the victory of Maccabi 1:2. Maccabi Tel Aviv don’t show any stable performance in the home games, they have already loosen points in the games against the teams they were supposed to outplay easily. Yet, Alkmaar don’t seem to be a serious competitor, moreover, Maccabi have already won against them in the away game.
Prediction for the match: Maccabi to win.