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Hapoel Petah Tikva will visit Netanya Stadium on Sunday for the Ligat HaAl showdown with hosts Maccabi Netanya.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Maccabi Netanya v Hapoel Petah Tikva - as well as the best betting odds.
Maccabi Netanya won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-0 Ligat HaAl defeat in their last game at the hands of Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Alen Ožbolt (12') scored for Hapoel Tel Aviv.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Maccabi Netanya haven’t conceded. The reality is that Maccabi Netanya have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Maccabi Netanya:
- have not been beaten in the league by Hapoel Petah Tikva in their last 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Hapoel Petah Tikva
In their previous fixture, Hapoel Petah Tikva drew 1-1 in the Ligat HaAl tie with Bnei Sakhnin.
The only scorer from Hapoel Petah Tikva was Idan Vered (9').
The stats tell the story, and Hapoel Petah Tikva have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in all. In defence, Hapoel Petah Tikva have been far from perfect. We will find out whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes going back to 22/01/2011 shows us that Maccabi Netanya have won 2 of these games and Hapoel Petah Tikva 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Ligat HaAl match day 1 on 21/03/2015 when it ended Maccabi Netanya 3-1 Hapoel Petah Tikva.
Team News: Maccabi Netanya
Liran Rotman (Toe Injury) and Oz Bilu (Ankle Injury) won’t be able to feature for Maccabi Netanya gaffer Ren Kozuk.
Team News: Hapoel Petah Tikva
Hapoel Petah Tikva manager Itzik Shaki has to currently contend with reduced team options. Richard Boateng Welbeck (Meniscal Injury) and Ofek Osher (Edema in the knee) won’t be making appearances. Djimy Alexis cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Maccabi Netanya have it within them to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, Hapoel Petah Tikva may well find it hard to break down their defence although we do see them converting at least once here, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 3-1 winning score for Maccabi Netanya come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Netanya Stadium (24,000)
Captain: Almog Cohen
Chairman: Eyal Segal
Manager: Ren Kozuk
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 12