UCL 2022-23: Maccabi Haifa vs PSG prediction and betting tips (September 14)
PSG have won 14 of the last 15 matches and drawn in the remaining one. Do Maccabi Haifa have a chance to stop their rivals?
Mbappe scored all goals against Juve in Round 1.
Mbappe scored all goals against Juve in Round 1.
by Alex Weaver Alex Weaver

Maccabi Haifa vs PSG in Round 2 of the 2022-23 UCL Group H games. The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 14 September 2022. The match venue is Sammy Ofer, Haifa.

Latest odds on betting sites

Maccabi Haifa to win odds are priced at 14.00 (+1300 American; 13/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 8.50 (+750; 15/2), while PSG to win odds are priced at 1.20 (-500; 1/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Maccabi Haifa — 6%, draw — 12%, PSG — 82%.

Latest betting odds on Maccabi Haifa vs PSG (14 September 2022):

  • Over 3.5 goals — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
  • Under 3.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Asian handicap (+2.5) on Maccabi Haifa — 1.75 (-133; 3/4)
  • Asian handicap (-2.5) on PSG — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.85 (-117; 17/20)

Match preview and statistics

Maccabi Haifa lost the game against Benfica (0-2) in the first round of the group stage.

In the first half, Benfica did not let Maccabi Haifa play aggressively. They controlled the ball 59% of the time and 29 attacks, whereas Maccabi Haifa attacked only eight times. Maccabi Haifa made three shots with one on target, but they were not lucky to finish it successfully. Benfica did not finish one out of their six attempts to score successfully in this half.

In the second half, Maccabi Haifa played more confidently. They controlled the ball 51% of the time and attacked 22 times, but they were always stopped in the penalty area. Maccabi Haifa made only four shots with one on target and did not score a goal again, whereas Benfica made 10 attempts to score with three on target. Rafa Silva and Alex Grimaldo scored their goals in the 50th and 54th minutes, respectively.

Maccabi Haifa have scored 15 goals in the last seven matches. They are priced with the odds of 4.70 (+370; 37/10) to score two goals against PSG.

PSG pulled Juventus (2-1) down in the last game in the 2022-23 Champions League.

In the first half, Paris Saint-Germain controlled the ball 56% of the time and attacked 15 times, whereas Juventus completed only six attacks. The teams made four shots each, but PSG made two of them on target, whereas Juve had only one shot on goal. Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in the fifth and 22nd minutes with Neymar and Achraf Hakimi’s support.

PSG played a bit better than their rivals in the second half in spite of the 50/50 ball possession. Les Parisiens attacked 33 times and made 11 attempts to score with four on goal, whereas Juventus made nine shots with three on target and completed 11 defensive actions. In the 53rd minute, Weston McKennie scored a single goal for Juventus.

PSG have won three of the last four matches to nil. Les Parisiens are priced with the odds of 2.05 (+105; 21/20) to beat Maccabi Haifa and did not let them score a goal.

Maccabi Haifa vs PSG

Maccabi Haifa have not met PSG in H2H fixtures yet.

Lineups and key players

Maccabi Haifa projected starting lineup:

  • Josh Cohen
  • Abdoulaye Seck
  • Dylan Batubinsika
  • Pierre Cornud
  • Daniel Sundgren
  • Neta Lavi
  • Mohammed Abu Fani
  • Maor Levi
  • Dolev Haziza
  • Omer Atzili
  • Frantzdy Pierrot

Omer Atzili is the key player to watch out for. He is the best scorer for Maccabi Haifa in the 2022-23 season. Atzili has scored six goals in the last five matches with two in the most recent game.

PSG projected starting lineup:

  • Gianluigi Donnaruma
  • Marquinhos
  • Sergio Ramos
  • Presnel Kimpembe
  • Achraf Hakimi
  • Marco Verratti
  • Vitinha
  • Nuno Mendes
  • Lionel Messi
  • Neymar Jr.
  • Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is the second best scorer in the 2022-23 Ligue 1 with seven goals in seven matches. Also, he scored all two goals in Round 1 in the 2022-23 Champions League.

Prediction and betting tips

PSG look unstoppable now. In spite of their incredible roster, they had problems with teamplay in the 2021-22 season, but their current play is flawless. They have not been defeated for five months and are unlikely to be stopped by Maccabi Haifa in the next match. In the last match against Juventus, they showed incredible attack and were able to finish more moments and score more goals.

Maccabi Haifa did not play badly in the last game against Benfica, but they lack practice against top-level teams, which is the reason why they will not stop PSG this time for sure. I believe that PSG will win the first half and the match without any problems.

Betting prediction: HT/FT – 2/2

Odds: 1.60 (-167 American; 3/5 Fractional)

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