It’s not been a great start to the season for Tottenham.
OK, they smashed five past Southampton but their hosts gave them a big helping hand with their awful defending that day.
Against teams who have denied them the space they got at St Mary’s, Spurs have struggled. They lost at home to Everton and could only draw against Newcastle on Sunday.
In the Europa League, they’ve been red-hot favourites to beat both Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Shkendija but found themselves a goal down late on against the former and were being held well into the second half by the latter.
They obviously managed to progress on both occasions but were far from convincing, despite having plenty of the ball.
That will likely be the case again here against a team currently top of the embryonic Israeli league.
Maccabi’s five matches this season have seen both teams score and with Spurs yet to keep a clean sheet themselves, there may be value in backing them to win with both teams scoring at 23/10 with both Betfair and Paddy Power.
Maccabi’s main goal threat, Nikita Rukavytsya is a former Australia international, one who played at the 2010 World Cup. He has scored in all five games for the Haifa side this term with seven goals in total.
It will be interesting to see how the 33-year-old centre forward tests that unconvincing home defence and he could the key to the suggested bet landing.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change