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Maccabi Petah Tikva will face off against the visiting Maccabi Haifa at HaMoshava Stadium in this Ligat HaAl meeting on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Maccabi Petah Tikva v Maccabi Haifa can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Petah Tikva will play in this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Ligat HaAl drawn match against Hapoel Haifa.
The only player to score from Maccabi Petah Tikva was Idan Toklomati Jorno (6'). Tomer Yosefi (54') and Guy Melamed (84') scored for Hapoel Haifa.
Matches involving Maccabi Petah Tikva have often been lively encounters of late with high scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 9 of them being chalked up by Maccabi Petah Tikva. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, of course.
Their prior results show that Maccabi Petah Tikva:
- are winless against Maccabi Haifa in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Maccabi Haifa go into this encounter following on from a 1-2 Ligat HaAl win over Hapoel Jerusalem in their last match.
For Maccabi Haifa, the goalscorers were Abdoulaye Seck (34') and Dia Sabia (37').
The numbers tell their own story, and Maccabi Haifa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. At the back, Maccabi Haifa have clearly had some problems.
Their previous form shows that Maccabi Haifa:
- haven't been defeated by Maccabi Petah Tikva when having played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. It doesn't get much better than that.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 19/12/2020 shows us that Maccabi Petah Tikva have won 1 of these and Maccabi Haifa 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them from Petah Tikva and 11 for The Greens. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league game between the two was Ligat HaAl match day 17 on 08/01/2022 when it ended Maccabi Petah Tikva 0-4 Maccabi Haifa.
Team News: Maccabi Petah Tikva
The Maccabi Petah Tikva boss has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Haifa manager Messay Dego has to currently contend with reduced team options. Dolev Haziza (Achilles Irritation), Shon Goldberg (Thigh muscle rupture), Frantzdy Pierrot (Hamstring Injury) and Sun Menahem (Concussion) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We envisage that Maccabi Petah Tikva would be disappointed if they were not to find the net against this Maccabi Haifa lineup, although just one goal may not be enough to give them the result that they want.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a narrow 1-2 victory for Maccabi Haifa at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Stadium: HaMoshava Stadium (11,500)
Captain: Guy Hadida
Chairman: Avi Luzon
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 7