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The Ligat HaAl clash at Sammy Ofer Stadium on Monday sees home side Hapoel Haifa up against opponents in FC Ashdod.
Our Hapoel Haifa v FC Ashdod predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Hapoel Haifa will be hoping for a better result following a 0-2 Ligat HaAl loss in their previous game against Hapoel Jerusalem.
Hapoel Haifa have not been in good attacking form in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 versus opponents during the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, Hapoel Haifa have also seen the number of goals against them come to 9.
Coming into this meeting, Hapoel Haifa have not lost a league tie with FC Ashdod in their last 6 games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Ironi Kiryat Shmona in Ligat HaAl competition, FC Ashdod and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In the course of their six previous matches, Ran Ben Shimon's FC Ashdod have slotted home 7 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this meeting, FC Ashdod are winless against Hapoel Haifa in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results stretching back to 28/09/2019 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to FC Ashdod. They’ve not managed to get any victories at all whereas Hapoel Haifa have been dominant against them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those ties.
15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Sharks and 5 being from The Dolphins. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Hapoel Haifa
Liran Sardal (Hamstring Injury), Hanan Maman (Surgery) and Loai Taha (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Hapoel Haifa manager Elisha Levy.
Team News: FC Ashdod
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is just a single fitness problem for the FC Ashdod gaffer Ran Ben Shimon to be concerned about. Mohamad Kanaan (Thigh Muscle Strain) won’t be playing here.
It seems to us that FC Ashdod and Hapoel Haifa could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. That’s why we have predicted a 1-1 score when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium (30,780)
Captain: Gil Vermouth
Chairman: Yoav Katz
Manager: Elisha Levy
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 10