• Motherwell were fortunate enough to face two sides from Northern Ireland in the earlier rounds, they beat Glentoran 5-1 and squeezed past Coleraine on penalties. Both Northern Ireland clubs rank way outside the Top 550 clubs in Europe (EuroClubIndex). Hapoel Be’er Sheva rank 162nd currently
  • Despite taking on weak opponent they gave up 1.84 xG to Glentoran and 2.6 to Coleraine
  • Outside of these two games haven’t played a European game since 2014. We also have to go way back to 2010 for the last time Motherwell won a game away from home in Europe (vs Breiðablik of Iceland)
  • Domestically Motherwell were unspectacular last season, They ranked 4th for xG, 7th for xGA
  • Hapoel Be’er Sheva rank about 200 places above Motherwell in the ECI and have a lot of experience in this competition
  • In the earlier rounds they met similar strength opponents to Motherwell, they took on Laci of Albania and won 2-1 and Dinamo Batumi of Georgia who they beat 3-0
  • Unlike Motherwell, Hapoel have a lot of experience in this competition. Since 16/17 they have played at a high level against teams like Inter, Southampton, Sparta Prague, Besiktas, Plzen, APOEL, Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiakos Celtic and  Feyenoord
  • Domestically, Hapoel were the 3rd best attack in Israel last season and the 3rd best defence
  • At home in all competitions, they were solid with 1.59 goals scored per game (1.53xG) and only 0.77 goals conceded per game
  • This season they have played 4 games (Europe and League) and won 3 scoring 2.25 per game. Their one loss came to Maccabi Haifa (2nd best team in Israel last season)
Hapoel Be'er Sheva to win at 1.75 - 2 units