With the echoes of the painful loss to Hapoel Beer Sheva being forgotten, and the national team break already behind, Maccabi Haifa is preparing for the next task: On Saturday, the champion will go up to Teddy for an away game against Hapoel Jerusalem. The Greens will come to the game with an almost full squad, with the exception of the injured Omar Atzili and Muhammad Abu Fani. Dolev Haziza has not yet returned to full training, but is not expected to miss the game.
The champions are preparing for a defensive game from the last side of the table, which has not yet won, but kept a clean sheet three times and lost 1: 0 to Maccabi Tel Aviv in Bloomfield. .
Barak Bachar is expected to rise in a 3-3-4 formation, as stated in accordance with the ability of Dolev Haziza, while Din David is expected to open on the right wing. When Haifa are on the offensive, Rodriguez may join the two brakes, Bogdan Planic and Uri Dahan, and allow the defenders, who have not yet decided who will open, to assist the front. Bachar has done this in many games.
The club admits: “We must not lose points in a game like this, even last season teams came to defend against us and we found the solutions to that. We have lost enough points so far.”
Maccabi Haifa went on holiday with a painful home loss to Hapoel Beer Sheva and with the game in Jerusalem they want to create momentum for the home game against Slavia Prague. And in the same matter, the team’s fans are attacking for the tickets for the away game in the Czech Republic: last night the club announced that the thousand allocated tickets have been sold and after a conversation with the management of Slavia Prague another 500 tickets have been allocated which are expected to be snatched.
According to the demand, it seems that Maccabi Haifa fans will come to Prague without a ticket and will try to get tickets to the hosts’ stand. The cost of tickets in the first allotment was NIS 140, while in the second allotment it was NIS 260, the same price as that paid by Union Berlin fans in Prague.
Attacking Prague. Maccabi Haifa fans (Photo: Alan Shiber)