HaMoshava Stadium: Hapoel Petah Tikva vs Hapoel Iksal Liga Leumit preview

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Competition: Israel Liga Leumit
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: HaMoshava Stadium

Struggling Hapoel Petah Tikva will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Hapoel Iksal in the upcoming league round. It’s 15th vs 4th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Insights:
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva has the fewest scored goals in the second half (4) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Iksal has the most scored goals in the second half (21) in Liga Leumit

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Hapoel Petah Tikva form and stats

Hapoel Petah Tikva's results here at HaMoshava Stadium in the Liga Leumit have been very modest with 1 victory, 3 draws and 7 defeats.

Petah faced defeat in their previous match, away at Sektzia Nes Tziona (0-1). Before that game, the 1-0 home victory against Hapoel Ramat Gan.

Heartbreak for Hapoel Petah Tikva in their last match as Sektzia Nes Tziona's I. Davidov scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Hapoel Petah Tikva as they have a new game in only three days, a Liga Leumit match thankfully also at home. Hapoel Kfar Shalem are visiting.

The lack of attacking qualities in Hapoel Petah Tikva means that they have only scored 4 goals in 11 league home games, less than half a goal per match. It's worth mentioning that 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Hapoel Petah Tikva's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 13 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Hapoel Iksal form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Liga Leumit travels is 4 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats. Two points from the last two away games for Iksal, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

Iksal might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Hapoel Kfar Shalem proved too strong as Hapoel Iksal slumped to a 3-4 defeat in front of their own fans at Ilut Stadium. Preceding that game, the 0-0 draw paying a visit to Kafr Qasim.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Hapoel Kfar Shalem was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 7 goals, will the fun continue today?

Hapoel Iksal has another fixture away, a Liga Leumit game, against Hapoel Ra'anana in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Hapoel Iksal find the net regularly in their away games. 11 goals from 11 away fixtures in the league. 12 goals have been conceded by Hapoel Iksal in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Hapoel Iksal - Petah 1-2. Numbers for the last four meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Hapoel Petah Tikva, one draw and zero wins for Hapoel Iksal. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

Hapoel IksalJ. da Silva
J. da Silva
10 goals
Hapoel IksalT. Avitan
T. Avitan
6 goals
PetahP. Ben Ari
P. Ben Ari
2 goals

Hapoel Petah Tikva missing players

Hapoel Iksal missing players

Hapoel Petah Tikva Hapoel Iksal
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
22 11 3 Played P 4 11 22
4 1 0 Won W 2 4 9
5 3 0 Drew D 2 5 9
13 7 3 Lost L 0 2 4
12 4 0 Scored S 4 11 31
25 13 6 Conceded C 2 12 28
86% 82% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 64% 77%
50% 45% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 64% 68%
27% 27% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 55% 55%
5% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 32%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 18%
32% 27% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 45% 55%
27% 27% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 36% 36%
55% 64% 100% Failed to Score F T 50% 55% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.3 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2.2 2.5
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
6.4 6.9 5 Shots (avg) S ( 5.2 6 7.9
2.5 2.1 1.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.1 3.7
22% 17% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 32% 36%
Key stats in Liga Leumit this season:
  • Hapoel Iksal has the fewest matches under the total-line (9) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Iksal has the most matches over the total-line (11) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Iksal has the most scored goals in the second half (21) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Iksal have scored more than double the goals of Hapoel Petah Tikva.
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva has the fewest points (6) at home in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva has the fewest scored goals (4) at home in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva has the fewest scored goals in the second half (4) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva has the the worst goal difference (-9) at home in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hapoel Katamon 21 11 8 2 28 10 10 6 3 1 13 6 11 5 5 1 15 4 18 41
2 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 22 11 7 4 30 16 11 5 5 1 13 7 11 6 2 3 17 9 14 40
3 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 22 10 6 6 31 21 11 6 3 2 17 10 11 4 3 4 14 11 10 36
4 Hapoel Iksal 22 9 9 4 31 28 11 5 4 2 20 16 11 4 5 2 11 12 3 36
5 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 22 9 7 6 18 15 11 6 3 2 10 6 11 3 4 4 8 9 3 34
6 Sektzia Nes Tziona 20 8 8 4 18 18 10 5 4 1 12 7 10 3 4 3 6 11 0 32
7 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 22 7 10 5 21 17 11 4 4 3 11 8 11 3 6 2 10 9 4 31
8 Hapoel Ramat Gan 22 7 8 7 21 19 11 5 3 3 12 7 11 2 5 4 9 12 2 29
9 Hapoel Acre 22 5 14 3 17 17 11 2 8 1 7 9 11 3 6 2 10 8 0 29
10 Hapoel Afula 22 7 5 10 20 21 11 5 2 4 13 9 11 2 3 6 7 12 -1 26
11 Hapoel Umm al-Fahm 22 5 10 7 15 20 11 3 4 4 10 12 11 2 6 3 5 8 -5 25
12 Hapoel Ra'anana 22 5 9 8 20 22 11 1 6 4 6 10 11 4 3 4 14 12 -2 24
13 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 22 5 8 9 18 21 11 3 3 5 8 9 11 2 5 4 10 12 -3 23
14 Kafr Qasim 21 2 11 8 10 22 11 1 7 3 7 11 10 1 4 5 3 11 -12 17
15 Hapoel Petah Tikva 22 4 5 13 12 25 11 1 3 7 4 13 11 3 2 6 8 12 -13 17
16 Hapoel Kfar Shalem 22 4 5 13 22 40 11 2 3 6 11 18 11 2 2 7 11 22 -18 17