Football tips: Maccabi Ahi Nazareth vs Hapoel Petah Tikva - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Israel Liga Leumit
Competition: Mon 12.April
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Ilut Stadium (4000 seats)

With their 12 point advantage in the league table, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Hapoel Petah Tikva.

Insights:
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva have the fewest scored goals (17) in Liga Leumit

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

For Maccabi Ahi Nazareth relegation is already certain this season. Only divine intervention and/or time travel can save them and neither look likely. For Petah it's their last days at this level as relegation is a fact.

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Maccabi Ahi Nazareth form and stats

When playing at home in the Liga Leumit, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth have managed 6 wins, 4 draws and suffered 5 defeats from 15 games. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Nazareth after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Nazareth are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-2 away versus Hapoel Ramat Gan. Before that, Nazareth had a home game versus Hapoel Acre which ended with a victory 3-1.

The defeat against Hapoel Ramat Gan was especially painful as the deciding goal against was scored four minutes into stoppage time (by M. Maman).

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Maccabi Ahi Nazareth as they are travelling to their away game against Hapoel Afula in the Liga Leumit. That match is four days after this one.

Maccabi Ahi Nazareth are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 16 goals in 15 games. From these home matches, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth have conceded only 13 goals.

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Hapoel Petah Tikva form and stats

4-4-7 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Hapoel Petah Tikva, who have the fewest scored goals (17) in Liga Leumit, in their Liga Leumit matches away.

T. Tisdell and N. Balay scored in Petah's previous match, the home game against Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla that ended 2-1. A 0-0 draw at Hapoel Umm al-Fahm's stadium before that.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Hapoel Ra'anana in just four days.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Hapoel Petah Tikva as they have only managed to score 10 times from 15 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Petah are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 14 times in 15 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Nazareth - Hapoel Petah Tikva 0-0 earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Nazareth, five draws and three wins for Hapoel Petah Tikva. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

NazarethA. Dabour
A. Dabour
6 goals
Maccabi Ahi NazarethN. Bazea
N. Bazea
5 goals
Maccabi Ahi NazarethA. Abed
A. Abed
5 goals

Maccabi Ahi Nazareth missing players

Hapoel Petah Tikva missing players

Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Hapoel Petah Tikva
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
30 15 5 Played P 4 15 30
10 6 3 Won W 2 4 6
9 4 0 Drew D 0 4 9
11 5 2 Lost L 2 7 15
32 16 7 Scored S 4 10 17
31 13 3 Conceded C 4 14 30
90% 87% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 87% 83%
60% 47% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 47% 47%
37% 27% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 20% 23%
17% 20% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 3%
7% 13% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
43% 33% 20% BTTS BTTS 25% 33% 33%
27% 40% 40% Clean Sheets C S 25% 33% 30%
40% 40% 40% Failed to Score F T 50% 47% 53%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.5 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3 2.7
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 4
 
8 8.5 8.6 Shots (avg) S ( 5.5 5.9 6.3
3.3 3.3 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 2.7 2.4
32% 33% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 25% 23%
Key stats in Liga Leumit this season:
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva have the fewest matches over the total-line (7) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva have the fewest scored goals (17) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva have the fewest scored goals in the second half (6) in Liga Leumit
  • Hapoel Petah Tikva have the most matches under the total-line (22) in Liga Leumit

  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 Nazareth Illit 30 16 9 5 39 20 15 8 6 1 17 8 15 8 3 4 22 12 19 57
2 Hapoel Katamon 30 14 12 4 37 16 15 8 6 1 19 8 15 6 6 3 18 8 21 54
3 Sektzia Nes Tziona 30 12 10 8 28 30 15 6 6 3 15 12 15 6 4 5 13 18 -2 46
4 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 30 12 8 10 44 36 15 8 4 3 26 18 15 4 4 7 18 18 8 44
5 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 30 11 10 9 27 23 15 7 4 4 15 11 15 4 6 5 12 12 4 43
6 Hapoel Iksal 30 11 10 9 42 42 15 6 4 5 24 23 15 5 6 4 18 19 0 43
7 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 9 15 6 32 27 15 6 6 3 19 12 15 3 9 3 13 15 5 42
8 Hapoel Ramat Gan 30 9 13 8 33 28 15 7 5 3 19 10 15 2 8 5 14 18 5 40
9 Hapoel Afula 30 10 9 11 32 28 15 7 3 5 20 12 15 3 6 6 12 16 4 39
10 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 30 10 9 11 32 31 15 6 4 5 16 13 15 4 5 6 16 18 1 39
11 Hapoel Ra'anana 30 8 11 11 30 31 15 3 6 6 11 14 15 5 5 5 19 17 -1 35
12 Kafr Qasim 30 7 14 9 25 31 15 3 9 3 15 15 15 4 5 6 10 16 -6 35
13 Hapoel Umm al-Fahm 30 7 11 12 21 33 15 3 5 7 11 18 15 4 6 5 10 15 -12 32
14 Hapoel Acre 30 5 16 9 22 35 15 2 9 4 10 18 15 3 7 5 12 17 -13 31
15 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 6 9 15 17 30 15 2 5 8 7 16 15 4 4 7 10 14 -13 27
16 Hapoel Kfar Shalem 30 6 8 16 32 52 15 2 5 8 15 26 15 4 3 8 17 26 -20 26