Maccabi Haifa will arrive at Doha Stadium on Sunday for the Ligat HaAl showdown with hosts Bnei Sakhnin.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Bnei Sakhnin v Maccabi Haifa are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
Bnei Sakhnin will be hoping for a better result following the 7-0 Ligat HaAl defeat last time out to Maccabi Netanya.
Matches with Bnei Sakhnin have proved to be lively ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 21 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 3 of those accredited to Bnei Sakhnin.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Bnei Sakhnin:
- haven't won against Maccabi Haifa in their previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Maccabi Haifa will go into this game after a 2-1 Europa League Qualifiers win with the downing of Kairat in their most recent fixture.
Maccabi Haifa have been dangerous up front of late, scoring 12 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, The Greens have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same outings. We will find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Maccabi Haifa:
- have not been beaten by Bnei Sakhnin when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings going back to 13/05/2017 shows that Bnei Sakhnin have won 2 of them and Maccabi Haifa 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 10 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 3 of them from Bnei Sakhnin and 7 belonging to The Greens. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
It looks to us that Maccabi Haifa should really score at least once when they meet Bnei Sakhnin, who may well find it hard to break down their defence.
We’re predicting a comfortable 0-2 win for Maccabi Haifa when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Doha Stadium (8,500)
Captain: Khaled Khalaila
Chairman: Mohammed Abu Younes
Manager: Eldad Shavit
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 14