Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Hapoel Tel Aviv by Hovi
Maccabi Tel Aviv are at this moment 1st in the Israelian Premier League. They have a total of 43 points and a record of 14-2-2 this season, they have scored 43 goals, the most so far this season in the league, and conceded 13 goals, the best defense in the league. Second placed Shmona has 42 points, but Maccabi Tel Aviv has two games less played and with a win here they would increase the gap at the top of the table at 4 points.
Their opponent is Hapoel Tel Aviv, so this is a city derby, and Hapoel Tel Aviv is not having the best of seasons as they are currently on 11th place in the table standings. Away from home they have not been that bad with a record of 3-3-3, goalscoring record of 9-12, just that they have not been able to cope with the big teams in the league.
Hapoel Tel Aviv lost 1-3 at Maccabi Haifa, 1-3 loss at Ashdod and 0-3 loss at Shmona, second in the league this season. But except that game with Shmona, which was also their first away game of the season, Hapoel Tel Aviv has scored in all of their away games in the league, and good chances they can score here as well.
Maccabi Tel Aviv at home has a record of 7-2-0, scored 23 goals but also conceded 5 goals, and 6 of their 9 home games have went over 2.5 goals. Given the fact that the guests are scoring in their away games this season, and that Maccabi Tel Aviv does have the best scoring record in the league, a good home record, as well as being in good form, and the need to take a bigger lead at the top, I am going to bet here on over 2.5 goals.
Over 2.5 goals.
|Over 2.5 goals||Pinnacle||1.78||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.