Hapoel Tel Aviv – Maccabi Tel Aviv: Karanka will maintain the formation

Hapoel Tel Aviv – Maccabi Tel Aviv: Karanka will maintain the formation

Hapoel Tel Aviv

Haim Sylves will practice today in the training that concludes the squad for the derby, when it seems that except for the generation that will replace the injured Ben Biton, the squad will be similar to the one that started in Teddi against Hapoel Jerusalem.

Or Israelov practiced as a stopper, Keltins as a stopper in a formation of five and midfielder in four, while Shlomi Azoulai will continue to receive credit in the midfielder for the third game in a row. So far, about 14,500 Reds have secured their place in Bloomfield, and 22,000 spectators are expected.

Sylves will keep the vehicle almost identical. Shlomi Azoulai and Or Israelov | Barney Ardov

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi Tel Aviv only want one thing – to bring what they brought to the game this season against Maccabi Haifa on Monday. The club is sure that if they arrive with the same approach and tactical discipline, the streak of games in which Maccabi Tel Aviv dominates unquestionably in the city will continue. The professional differences between the teams are known, but in one game anything can happen and hence the Yellows want to bring the elements that were very decisive in the big game they gave against Maccabi Haifa. The fans also understand that it is necessary to push the players, and hundreds of them came today to the final training in Kiryat Shalom in order to give them motivation.

Coach Aitor Kranka will have to decide if he starts with Gabi Kanikowski instead of Oskar Gluch and he gives priority to that. The Spaniard is expected to continue with the new formation with which he started against Maccabi Haifa, with four playing in defense and the same in midfield. Dan Glazer and Dor Peretz will once again try to produce supremacy in the center of the field and this is one of Karanka’s keys to victory. Kanikowski is different from Gloch, but it seems that Karanka will prefer him for tomorrow’s game.

Karanka should continue with the same back four that played against Maccabi Haifa when Shahar Piven, who was one of the game’s standouts, will continue in the center of defense. “The marathon continues and we can’t blink again,” they said this morning in Kiryat Shalom. “Everyone needs to rest from this week of a big season game and farewell to Oscar, and come very focused to this derby.”

Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Aitor Karanka
Go with what works. crank | Hello Ariel


* The balance of derbies in the league: 60 wins for Maccabi Tel Aviv, 46 for Hapoel Tel Aviv and another 58 draw results.

* In total, Hapoel Tel Aviv has not beaten its city rival in the last 24 meetings in all formats, since the 1:3 in the league on April 26, 2014. Eran Zahavi then scored after a double by Omer Demari and a penalty by Gili Vermot. Dan Einbinder started in the Maccabi Tel Aviv lineup.

* Hapoel Tel Aviv is winless in the last seven rounds and presents (along with Beitar Jerusalem) the worst defense in the league – 37 concedings. In front of them is the leading attack (46 goals) and the best defense (nine mandatory goals).

* Eran Zahavi can become the king of derby goals of all time, after equaling the legendary Shia Glazer thanks to the goal in 0:3 in the first round. Glazer had 11 (all in Maccabi Tel Aviv) and Zahabi now has nine in Maccabi’s uniform (including a hat trick in the dramatic 2:3 in March 2014) and before that two in Hapoel’s uniform.

* Zahavi scored doubles in the last two rounds (against Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa) and has 11 goals in his last eight games (league and cup).

The composition of the groups

Hapoel Tel Aviv

Coach: Haim Silves

The game setup


  • 18
    d. these

  • 72
    A. Israelov

  • 6
    A. Gottlieb

  • 3
    d. Keltins

  • 26
    J. Gorfinkel

  • 8
    That. azalea

  • 11
    d. Ainbinder

  • 20
    third. Romeroto

  • 12
    K. Ganam

  • 9
    A. Ozbolt

Substitutes bench:

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Coach: Aitor Karanka

The game setup


  • 28
    A. Gerald

  • 31
    That. Piven

  • 4
    A. Savorit

  • 27
    A. Davidzada

  • 18
    P. Giagon

  • 42
    d. breach

  • 6
    d. Glazer

  • 16
    third. Kanikowski

  • 99
    third. Jovanovic

  • 7
    P. golden

Substitutes bench:

The games of the 20th cycle:

Saturday, 15:00: Maccabi Haifa – Maccabi Bnei Rayna (Sport4)
Saturday, 17:30: MS. Ashdod – urban Kiryat Shmona
Saturday, 18:00: Maccabi Netanya – Nes Ziona section
Saturday, 19:30: Beitar Jerusalem – Hapoel Hadera (Sport2)
Saturday, 20:00: Hapoel Tel Aviv – Maccabi Tel Aviv

Sunday, 20:15: Hapoel Haifa – Hapoel Beer Sheva (Sport4)

Monday, 20:00: Bnei Sakhnin – Hapoel Jerusalem (Sport1)


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