Maccabi Haifa must beat Hapoel Jerusalem away on Saturday (18:00), but for that to happen, Barak Bachar's team will have to deal with things they have not been used to in the last two years.
First, Haifa did not win this season away from home in the league.
In fact, including the games in Europe, the champion recorded only one victory outside of Sami Ofer, against Dynamo Tbilisi.
In six games, Haifa has four losses and two draws.
In addition, in five league rounds the Greens have only one field goal and six in total, given that the club admit that "he must improve, otherwise it will be very difficult to improve the results".
Against the newcomer, who conceded one goal less than Haifa in the league, it will not be easy.
Coach Barak Bachar practiced attacking patterns in an attempt to improve the limitations his team has at the front.
Bachar will be missing Omar Atzili (dismissed), who so far is the main executor of his team, with three goals out of six in the league.
Also, no green striker has yet scored this season.
Ben Shehar may get the team shirt, for the first time this season in the league, perhaps in an attempt to resolve the issue.
The Dolev Haziza midfielder is still one hundred percent fit after a medical procedure he underwent in the abdominal muscles, so Charon Sherry and Dean David are expected to open at the front.
Mahmoud Jaber and Jose Rodriguez practiced in the link, as only yesterday Ali Muhammad returned from a game for the Nigerian team.
On defense, Uri Dahan will play in place of the dismissed Ofri Arad.
In the left-back position, there is a dilemma between San Menachem and Taleb Twataha.