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The Ligat HaAl clash at Bloomfield Stadium on Saturday sees home team Maccabi Tel Aviv go into battle with Beitar Jerusalem.
View all Maccabi Tel Aviv v Beitar Jerusalem tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as the best betting odds.
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv go into this match following on from a 0-0 Ligat HaAl drawn game against FC Ashdod.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Maccabi Tel Aviv defence. Maccabi Tel Aviv have kept it tight, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 clashes standing at 3.
Leading up to this clash, Maccabi Tel Aviv:
- have not lost a league tie with Beitar Jerusalem in their last 11 matches. A long run without a loss.
- are unbeaten in their last 16 league matches at home. It really has been a fortress.
Since being beaten in their last game against Hapoel Jerusalem in Ligat HaAl action, Beitar Jerusalem and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Eloge Yao (10') was the scorer for Hapoel Jerusalem.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Beitar Jerusalem, at least three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Beitar Jerusalem coming out as 1.5. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend might continue on in this game.
Coming into this contest, Beitar Jerusalem have not beaten Maccabi Tel Aviv when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 08/06/2020 shows that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Beitar Jerusalem. They have not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Maccabi Tel Aviv have been too good for them, winning in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from The Yellows and 3 being from The Menorah. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Ligat HaAl match day 25 on 07/03/2022 when the final score was Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-1 Beitar Jerusalem.
Team News: Maccabi Tel Aviv
The Maccabi Tel Aviv boss Mladen Krstajić will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Beitar Jerusalem
Beitar Jerusalem manager Slobodan Drapić has some current player fitness concerns. Dan Azaria (Foot Injury) and Maksim Grechkin (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In this match, Beitar Jerusalem must be fancied to get a goal against this Maccabi Tel Aviv outfit, however it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 victory for Maccabi Tel Aviv at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium (29,400)
Captain: Sheran Yeini
Chairman: Mitchell Goldhar
Manager: Mladen Krstajić
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)