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Hapoel Petah Tikva head to Yud-Alef Stadium on Saturday for the Ligat HaAl fixture with hosts FC Ashdod.
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FC Ashdod will be wanting a better result here following the 3-1 Ligat HaAl defeat in their last game at the hands of Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Mavis Tchibota (60'), Hisham Layous (73') and Alen Ožbolt (77') scored for Hapoel Tel Aviv.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that FC Ashdod have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that FC Ashdod have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 7 goals along the way. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Ashdod have left without a victory over Hapoel Petah Tikva in their previous 2 league matches.
Hapoel Petah Tikva
After being beaten in their last game against Hapoel Haifa in Ligat HaAl competition, Hapoel Petah Tikva and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Guy Melamed (60') and Bar Lin (84') scored for Hapoel Haifa.
Over the course of 5 of the previous six clashes featuring Hapoel Petah Tikva, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes out as a mere 1.67, with the average goals for Hapoel PT being 0.67.
Taking a look at their past results, Hapoel Petah Tikva:
- have not lost to FC Ashdod when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. A very decent away record against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 10 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 19/11/2011, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with FC Ashdod winning 2 of those games, Hapoel Petah Tikva 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Dolphins and 10 created by Hapoel PT. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league contest between these sides was Ligat HaAl match day 8 on 09/12/2023 and the score finished Hapoel Petah Tikva 1-1 FC Ashdod.
Team News: FC Ashdod
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the FC Ashdod gaffer Ran Ben Shimon to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Martin Ndzie (Meniscus injury) won’t play.
Team News: Hapoel Petah Tikva
Hapoel Petah Tikva manager Itzik Shaki has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Yaar Zambrawski (Hamstring strain) and Djimy Alexis (Knee surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Hapoel Petah Tikva will need to put in a solid display to register a score against this FC Ashdod side who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 1-0 victory for FC Ashdod when the referee blows for full-time.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yud-Alef Stadium (8,200)
Captain: Tom Ben-Zaken
Chairman: Jacky Ben-Zaken
Manager: Ran Ben Shimon
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 12