Teams: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, MTK Budapest, Israel
Ligat Ha´Al Round 2: Beitar Jerusalem Vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem hosts Maccabi Tel Aviv tommorow at Teddy and the expectations are of emotional game as both teams come from first round defeats and are trying to prove themselves to their fans.
Beitar was humbled at the Kufsa to Netanya 4-1 and already the yellow light was turned on at the club. Coach Uri Malmilian has made some changes during the week and tested different players in the starting lineup.
Probable lineup for Beitar: Harush; Reuven, Ben Yosef, Guershon, Evytar Baruchyan; Einvinder, Tal, Fernandes, Aviram Baruchyan; Ben Shushan, Tamuz.
As for Maccabi, the team is trying to rebuild itself from the honourbale elimination against PSG last Thursday. Despite winning the match (4:3), the yellows weren`t able to cut the 2:0 deficit from Paris in the first leg.
Yuval Avidor could gain a chance as a starter since Collauti is still feeling pain in his leg muscle and most likely won`t take part of the trip to the capital. Plus, the player is motivated since he got a call up for the NT clashes next week.
The great expectation is around Maor Buzaglo he is clearly not happy in being a noramlly bench player at the club. This situation made Hapoel Tel Aviv to offer him a deal and the reaction of the staff isn`t clear.
Roni Gafni who didn`t take part of the PSG game due suspension could return to the leftback position replacing Yoav Ziv that could play in midfield as well in case Nimni/Mizarahi opt to leave Buzaglo in the bench.
Probable lineup: Strauber; Saban, Strul, Pavicevic, Ziv (Gafni); Baning, Sidibe (Yeini), Medunjanin, Buzaglo (Ziv), Avidor, Atar.
Expectations for the game?