Hapoel Beer Sheva VS Sheriff Tiraspol Prediction
Israeli champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva will make their UEFA Champions League debut in Tuesday evening when they will face Moldovan champion Sheriff Tiraspol in the second qualifying round.
Sheriff is the team with bigger international experience and they return in the Champions League after last season’s break, when club from Tiraspol has made an unsuccessful attempt in the UEFA Europa League – eliminated by Odds BK after the first qualifying round. One year later Sheriff is back on the main stage and they’ll hope to avoid another disappointing result which will end their European football dream in July. Sheriff Tiraspol traditionally overcomes its first opposition when team plays in the Champions League qualifiers but they still can’t manage to qualify for the play-off round.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva have won the Israeli Premier League for third time but trophy won in 2015-16 is the very first which awards them with Champions League football. After two unsatisfactory attempts in the Europa League, “The Camels” will try to jump on the most prestigious scene and Barak Bakhar will have to use experience of captain Elyaniv Barda and players like William Ribeiro Soares, Ovidiu Hoban, John Ogu, Anthony Nwakaeme and Ben Sahar. Some of the summer signings who have to contribute for improvement of the overall quality in the team are goalkeeper Guy Haimov, Portuguese defender Miguel Vítor and midfielder Yuval Shabtay who has solid domestic experience exactly like Haimov.
UCL Qualifying: Hapoel Be’er Sheva vs Sheriff Tiraspol – Possible lineups and betting tip
Hapoel Be’er Sheva definitely looks like the more balanced team in that moment and we expect them to cope with Sheriff Tiraspol, at least in the first leg. Our recommendation goes for a home win of the Israeli champion. They were consistent and well organized in the pre-season friendlies and they can carry out the same performance in their UEFA Champions League debut, especially when they have opposition coming from not so competitive league like Moldovan Divizia Națională.
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro from Spain.
Venue: “Vasermil Stadium”, Beer Sheva.
Possible starting squads of Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Sheriff Tiraspol
Hapoel Be’er Sheva: David Goresh – Matan Ohayon, Miguel Vitor, William, Ofir Davidazde – Maor Bar Buzaglo, Maharan Radi, John Ogu, Maor Melikson – Anthony Nwakaeme, Elyaniv Barda. (4-4-2)
Sheriff Tiraspol: Bozhirad Mitrev – Fidan Aliti, Vujdain Savić, Amer Dupovac, Mateo Susic – Ricardinho, Vladislav Ivanov, Khalifa Jabbie, Seidu Yahaya, Radu Gînsari – Danijel Subotic. (4-5-1)