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The Ligat HaAl clash at HaMoshava Stadium on Wednesday will see home side Maccabi Petah Tikva go up against Beitar Jerusalem.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Maccabi Petah Tikva v Beitar Jerusalem can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Petah Tikva will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 Ligat HaAl defeat in their last game at the hands of Hapoel Hadera.
Maccabi Petah Tikva have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 4 versus opponents over the course of their previous six outings. In those meetings, Petah Tikva have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 8.
In their last fixture, Beitar Jerusalem drew 0-0 in the Ligat HaAl tie with Bnei Sakhnin.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Beitar Jerusalem has been noticeable of late. Looking at their last six meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 5 and The Menorah have scored 8. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be sustained in this next game.
Going into this encounter, Beitar Jerusalem are undefeated in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 11/09/2017 shows us that Maccabi Petah Tikva have won 2 of them & Beitar Jerusalem 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from Petah Tikva and 9 for The Menorah. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
Team News: Maccabi Petah Tikva
Roy Ronen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Marcus Diniz (Muscle Injury) aren’t available for Petah Tikva gaffer Murad Magomedov.
Team News: Beitar Jerusalem
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Beitar Jerusalem boss Ronny Levy has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
In our opinion, Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Petah Tikva should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore predicting a very close game with a 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Stadium: HaMoshava Stadium (11,500)
Captain: Naor Peser
Chairman: Amos Luzon
Manager: Murad Magomedov
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 6