Summary: Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Tel Aviv 2:5 (Sport1)
Much has been said and mentioned that Hapoel Tel Aviv has not won a derby since April 2014. The Reds will not be able to erase this dark streak from their history, but on this side there is a longer negative period of time: about a month before that derby, on March 29, 2014, Hapoel Tel Aviv defeated Maccabi Haifa 0:4 and this is the last time they beat them at home.
Tonight the Reds will host Maccabi Haifa for the last game of the regular season in the Premier League in the 2022/23 season.
After 9 years will they finally beat the greens at home?
Will Eddie Gottlieb change the course of history?
Will Barak Becher absorb from Haim Silves' team?
Well, the data is not in favor of the Reds because judging by the last few years, when Maccabi Haifa plays against Hapoel Tel Aviv, it is the biggest bunker in the league.
Certainly when you check not only the team, but also the players who are supposed to start tonight.
Firecracker in Maccabi Haifa's last victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv in Bloomfield (Photo: Audi Citiat)
*** Since that 0:4 at the end of March 2014 (the scorers: Shai Abutbol, Israel Zagouri, Lucas Sasha and Omar Fedida), Hapoel Tel Aviv has played against Maccabi Haifa 22 times in the league and in the cup and won only once.
Outside of course.
*** This was the lineup of Hapoel Tel Aviv the only time it beat Maccabi Haifa in the last 22 games between them, 1:2 away in May 2020:
Eric Janko, Iyad Abu Ebid, Oral Daghani, Raz Shlomo, Doron Leidner, Shay Eisen, Amit Meir, Emmanuel Boateng, Moti Barschatsky, Maor Bozaglo, Michael Olha.
Entered as substitutes: Omer Demari, Usher Davida, Ili Tamm, Marvin Pressman, Abdi Farhat.
16 players, none of whom are no longer playing for Hapoel Tel Aviv.
*** Maccabi Haifa has 8 consecutive victories over Hapoel Tel Aviv away and the last time the Reds managed to squeeze a point in Bloomfield was 2:2 in February 2015. Ben Reichert then determined the final result in the 72nd minute.
The second loanee from Maccabi Tel Aviv as part of the Gili Vermouth deal, Sean Goldberg, made his home debut and was booed.
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17 games against Maccabi Haifa;
4 draws and 13 losses.
Gottlieb (Photo: Bernie Ardov)
*** Eddie Gottlieb met Maccabi Haifa 17 times and never beat them.
Neither with Hapoel Acre nor with Hapoel Tel Aviv, neither in the cup nor in the league.
When the Reds surprised in May 2020, he played in Russia.
17 times and 0 in the win column.
In recent years, he missed 4 games of the Reds against Maccabi Haifa, and they also lost in all four.
*** The last time Hapoel Tel Aviv beat Maccabi Haifa in Bloomfield was three days before Stav Lemkin celebrated his 11th birthday. That day he played for Maccabi Tel Aviv North against Maccabi Shoham, in the pre-A children's league.
By the way, Omer Senior also played alongside him.
*** Or Israelov was nine and a half years old at the time, a player in Maccabi Shoham's pre-secondary children's team.
That same day he got up early to meet Hapoel Ramat Gan Darom at 8:30 in the morning.
*** Dan Einbinder actually beat Maccabi Haifa quite a few times: 10 out of 30 meetings in all competitions (including once after extra time in the Cup).
The record in recent years is actually less good and he hasn't celebrated against the Greens since the 0:2 with Hapoel Be'er Sheva in February 2017. More than 5 years.
Einbinder has 8 consecutive games without a victory over Maccabi Haifa and it is a real setback: the two times Beitar Jerusalem beat the Greens he was absent, the first time due to suspension and the second time due to injury. ***
Ben Biton's streak is a little longer than Einbinder's: 9 games No victory over Maccabi Haifa. 8 of these games ended in a loss, one of them - the first in a row - ended in a 0:0 when he was still playing for Hapoel Beer Sheva.
The last two times his teams beat Maccabi Haifa, Einbinder was sidelined or injured (Photo: Danny Maron)
*** Alan Ozbolt lost to Maccabi Haifa in all 4 games in which he met them.
The goal difference of his teams in those games (Hapoel Haifa and Hapoel Tel Aviv): 13:3.
*** Case Ganem was a partner in the victory of Hapoel Haifa 1:2 in the derby in the 2020/21 season, but since then he has lost to Maccabi Haifa 3 times in a row.
During this period, Hapoel Beer Sheva actually defeated the Greens twice, but Ganem saw the celebrations once from the stands (injury) and another time from the bench.
Almost as bad luck as Einbinder.
*** Haim Silves met Barak Bacher 18 times and the balance between them is 12 wins for Bacher, 3 draws and 3 wins for Silves.
In the last 4 games, the Maccabi Haifa coach won and Silves' teams did not score (Hapoel Haifa and Bnei Sakhnin).
*** Barak Becher coached against Hapoel Tel Aviv in 21 league games and lost to them only 3 times, the last of which was 1:0 in January 2020 with Hapoel Beer Sheva.
His record against the Reds as Maccabi Haifa coach is perfect: 7 games, 7 wins, goal difference 4:18.
*** If you add the semi-finals of the Toto Cup in August 2021, Bakr has 8 of 8 against Hapoel Tel Aviv as the coach of Maccabi Haifa, and the goal difference is 4:20.
In the last 4 meetings, Becher beat Sylves without conceding (Photo: Maor Alxalsi)
The data is against Hapoel Tel Aviv, but there are some exceptions.
has 12 wins in 20 league and cup games against Maccabi Haifa and another celebration against the Greens in the Champions League game.
met Maccabi Haifa 10 times as an underdog with Bnei Yehuda, but won 3 times and kept a clean sheet in 3 games.
has a reasonable record against the team he grew up in: 3 wins from 8 games.
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