Vasas vs Beitar Jerusalem Prediction, H2H, Preview, Lineups and Betting Tips
After a remarkable goal-thriller in Israel one week ago, Vasas welcomes Beitar Jerusalem on Thursday night when both clubs will compete for a position in second qualifying round of the 2017-18 Europa League. Winner of this clash will most likely face Bulgarian Botev Plovdiv next round, unless we don’t observe a massive comeback and Albanian Partizani Tirana doesn’t eliminate Botev after losing 1-3 at home.
H2H History: Vasas vs Beitar Jerusalem
A week ago, 29 June 2017, Vasas were probably seeing themselves in the next round but Beitar have lived a memorable evening in Petach-Tikva. Georginho opened the score for the Israeli club but Vasas were furious and took a 1-3 lead after 52 minutes. Striker Evgen Pavlov has netted twice and Tamas Kulcsar scored one more to secure a comfortable lead to the Hungarian side. Nevertheless, Beitar Jerusalem’s coach Sharon Mimer made some decisive rotations as one of them was the well-known veteran and former player of clubs like West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal – Yossi Benayoun. Benayoun, Idan Vered and Slovak midfielder Erik Sabo have all scored in period 88th-93rd minute and thus Beitar made a full comeback to win its first ever game vs Vasas 4-3.
Europa League: Vasas vs Beitar Jerusalem 06.07.2017
After a very disappointing final performance in Israel Vasas will have to be more cautious in defense, but Hungarians are those who must chase victory at any price. German coach Michael Oenning can make some rotations but he’ll probably start with same 3-4-2-1 formation. However, this time Andras Debreceni can be included in the centre-back trio while experienced attacking midfielder Mahir Saglik can play from the outset.
On other hand we highly doubt Beitar will start with Benayoun and the 37-year-old winger will most likely be the golden substitution here.
Biggest question of Israeli coach Sharon Mimer is about the position on top where captain Itay Shechter is favourite to start, but summer signing Gaëtan Varenne is keen for first-team football as well.
Vasas vs Beitar Jerusalem Prediction and Betting Tips
Vasas returns in Europe after 12 years of waiting when they lost to Slovak Dubnica in the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Now the team looks for its first European success in the 21st century as their last ever international win was over an unpretentious opposition in the 2000-01 UEFA Cup qualifiers – 3:1 vs Latvian Ventspils.
Beitar Jerusalem gained some qualifying experience in the past two Europa League seasons but the big target is still far away – entry in the group phase. Only one year ago Beitar was relatively close but the Israeli team lost to Saint-Étienne in the playoffs.
We expect another pretty tied matchup and a scenario similar to the first leg in Israel: “Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals“.
Possible Lineups of Vasas and Beitar Jerusalem
Venue: “Ferenc Szusza Stadion”, Budapest.
Referee: Fabio Verissimo from Portugal.
Vasas FC : Gergely Nagy – Felix Burmeister, Kire Ristevski, Andras Debreceni – Szilveszter Hangya, Mate Vida, Benedek Murka, Donat Szivacski – Mahir Saglik, Mohamed Remili – Evgen Pavlov. (3-4-2-1)
Beitar Jerusalem: Boris Kleyman – Marcel Heister, David Keltjens, Tal Kahila, Dan Mori – Erik Sabo, Claudemir – Hen Ezra, Georginho, Idan Vered – Itay Shechter. (4-2-3-1)