Top vs the Bottom
It is no surprise that even in a tough group in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain is atop their group. In the same light, in a group featuring PSG, Benfica, and Juventus, it makes sense that Maccabi Haifa is at the bottom.
Maccabi Haifa, the winners of the previous Ligat HaAl season, has one win and three losses in the Champions League. PSG has won twice and drawn twice, with two games remaining in the group stage.
Let’s check the latest Champions League odds, stats, injury reports, and Champions League predictions for PSG vs Maccabi Haifa.
PSG is Ready
This almost seems to be the season that PSG finally wins the Champions League. However, it has been filled with controversy over Kylian Mbappé wanting out just after signing a new contract. He is upset with Neymar, who also may want to leave PSG and the possibility of Lionel Messi returning to Barcelona after his contract ends.
With all that going on, PSG have remained undefeated through 12 games in Ligue 1, with a goal differential of 27. Across all competitions, the big three in attack have played as if nothing is wrong, combining for 35 goals and 21 assists. There is so much talent on this side that it is hard not to see them as one of the favorites to win the Champions League.
PSG has not lost all season, including the preseason, but have been in lousy form compared to their standards. They have drawn in three of their last five games, twice against Benfica in the Champions League. But they are already regaining their groove, beating Marseille 1-0 and winning at Ajaccio 3-0.
Maccabi Haifa Could be Gone
Maccabi Haifa is one of the top teams in the Israeli soccer league and has the most appearances in Europe’s top club tournament from the league with three. It is challenging to be placed in a tough group featuring three of the best soccer teams in their respective countries, but Maccabi Haifa has not looked completely outmatched.
Their shocking 2-0 win over Juventus was Maccabi Haifa’s first win in the tournament since 2002-03, the first time the club ever appeared. Omer Atzili scored both goals in that game as the team took advantage of the faltering Italian giant.
They have only scored two more goals while allowing a total of eight between their three losses. Tjaronn Chery scored one goal in the first match against PSG. It will take something special to beat the French powerhouse.
On the other hand, the win over Juventus does put them in a spot to possibly push for third place and continue European play in the UEFA Europa League.
PSG vs Maccabi Haifa Head-to-Head
These two clubs have only ever met once before, in this Champions League betting tournament. PSG won 3-1 as its star-studded front three all scored.
PSG vs Maccabi Haifa Match Information
- Date: Tuesday, Oct. 25th
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Le Parc des Princes, Paris
- PSG vs Maccabi Haifa Live Stream: fubo.tv
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PSG vs Maccabi Haifa Betting Lines
PSG vs Maccabi Haifa Prediction
PSG is just so talented and is starting to get into form to make a deep run in the Champions League. What has hampered them before is not enough competitive games in Ligue 1, so they are not prepared when they play a tough team after the group stages. The remedy seems to be playing the starting 11 as much as possible to have them ready for big games.
Maccabi Haifa has a low chance of winning this game but could try to keep it competitive. The issue is PSG right now is way too good to be stopped, outside of the European big clubs.
Score Prediction: PSG 4 vs Maccabi Haifa 0