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Bnei Yehuda host away team Maccabi Netanya at Bloomfield Stadium in this Ligat HaAl tie on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Bnei Yehuda v Maccabi Netanya can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Bnei Yehuda will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-3 Ligat HaAl loss in their previous game against Hapoel Hadera.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Bnei Yehuda have shown defensive steel. The facts show that HaShkhuna have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that Bnei Yehuda:
- are winless against Maccabi Netanya in their last 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Maccabi Netanya will come into the clash following a 0-1 Ligat HaAl win with the downing of Hapoel Kfar Saba in their most recent outing.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Maccabi Netanya has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Looking at their last six games shows that it’s happened 6 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 4 while The Diamonds have scored 2. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their previous form shows that Maccabi Netanya:
- haven't won against Bnei Yehuda when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated by Bnei Yehuda when they've played them away from home in the last 7 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 19/05/2019 shows us that Bnei Yehuda have won 3 of these and Maccabi Netanya 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 for HaShkhuna and 3 for The Diamonds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
Team News: Bnei Yehuda
Bnei Yehuda boss will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Maccabi Netanya
Netanya manager Slobodan Drapić has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Zlatan Sehovic (Elbow Injury), Ron Ashkenazi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Dani Amos (Elbow Injury) are not able to play.
We feel that Maccabi Netanya and Bnei Yehuda may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore predicting a tight encounter with a 1-1 score after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium (29,400)
Captain: Itzik Azuz
Chairman: Kfir Edri
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 13