Maccabi Petah Tikva and Maccabi Netanya will meet tonight for a direct battle for a place in the top playoffs • Another fight for the right to finish in the first six will be held in the north, where Urbani Kash will host Hapoel B'Shlosha.
More important than a cup final?
Not only are Maccabi Petah Tikva and Maccabi Netanya, which will meet tonight (19:50) at Shlomo Insurance Stadium, competing head to head for a place in the top playoffs, but they are two very similar teams. Play offensive football this season.
Both teams - especially Petah Tikva, who have already forgotten that it was only last summer that it returned to the Premier League - claim that reaching the top playoffs this season will be an extraordinary achievement. In the last decade, the Malabes have found themselves only twice in the top six, Thirst again for top meetings in the top playoffs, so tonight's game is important to them.
Petah Tikva's victory will increase its gap from Netanya to five points, and given that it is also with a missing game, this may almost finally secure its place in the top six. On the other hand, Netanya's victory will leave the diamonds strong in the picture. "This is our most important game this season." , India in both teams, "more than a cup final".
The captain of Maccabi Petah Tikva, Guy Hadida, added: "Everyone understands the level of importance, it's a game of six points." Luzon is expected to bring back Liel Abda, who was eliminated in the previous round against Bnei Yehuda.
At the rival, Lamek Benda and captain Almog Cohen have recovered from injuries and will be at the disposal of coach Raymond Atwald.
Abubkar Domvia, who suffered a slight ankle sprain, was also found fit to cope.
"Don't think about loss"
"Don't think about loss"
Hapoel B'Shlosha will have to face tonight (20:00) against Urbani Kash with some defenses in defense.
Louis Taha is yellowed and will not be on the roster, Hatem 'Abd al-Hamid did not train yesterday due to groin tenderness and doubt, and Or Dadia and Sean Goldberg are still injured, so Dudi Twito will continue as a left-back.
In the front, Rotem Hatuel, who came in as a substitute against Betar Jerusalem and scored the equalizer, in photo 11.
"The game against KS is especially important, because they are facing us in a direct battle for a place in the top playoffs," said the club from the capital of the Negev. "A victory will put us in a much calmer place.
We must not think about a loss. "
In Kash, the young goalkeeper Nadav Zamir will open in place of the dismissed Djugas Bartakos. Idan Nachmias returns from a distance and opens in the center of defense alongside Uri Dahan. "I think it is clear to everyone that this is a very significant game for us," This game is our last chance to stick to the battle for the top playoff. "