On Tuesday, 16 January, a match of the Israeli Premier League between the teams of Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Hapoel Petach Tikva will take place.
Hapoel Be'er Sheva demonstrated exceptional play in their recent clash against Hapoel Tel Aviv. The final score was a convincing 4:0 victory in favour of Be'er Sheva. In the current Israeli championship season, Hapoel Be'er Sheva holds the 4th position in the league table. They have played 16 matches so far and have claimed 8 victories, 5 defeats, and 3 draws. The team has netted 33 goals and conceded 15, accumulating a total point tally of 27. Their form is quite impressive as they have won in their last five matches. On the other hand, Hapoel Tel Aviv holds the 7th position, having also played 16 matches, but coming out with 5 victories and 6 losses, totalling 20 points.
In their most recent match against Maccabi Netanya on 13 January, Hapoel Petach Tikva triumphed with a score of 2:0. Petach Tikva presently stands at the 12th position in the Israeli championship 2023/2024 season league table. The team has competed in 16 matches, resulting in 3 wins, 8 losses and 5 draws. They have managed to score 13 goals while conceding 23, earning them 14 points. The team's form currently includes 1 win and 2 draws. Meanwhile, Maccabi Netanya presently sits at the 6th spot in the league table. Also playing 16 matches, they have gained 6 victories and suffered 7 defeats, amassing a total of 21 points.
The derby sees a significant imbalance of power: the hosts are fighting for a top-three spot but are trailing significantly behind the leader, while Petah Tikva is only 4 points above the last place. I predict a comfortable victory for Be'er Sheva for the 6th time in a row.