Our prediction for this Israel Ligat ha'Al match:
Sammy Ofer Stadium will host Sunday’s local derby between Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Haifa, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Maccabi Haifa did not restart the season in style, with the team suffering back-to-back losses to the likes of Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv, and, as a result, their title hopes are ruined. The Greens are eyeing a place in the Europa League, and a win over Hapoel Haifa will see them move one step closer to securing a top-two finish.
Hapoel Haifa, on the other hand, have nothing to play for in the season finale as they are twelve points behind the Europa League berth; therefore, away win should not be considered. The hosts want this win more than the visitors, and even though Neta Lavi is sidelined through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the home side.