Hapoel Afula is suffering a big financial crisis. All key players Hirsh, Elimelech, Wodaje, Abu Alshech. Hajaj, Petshi, Tako, Tzaadon, Rainstein, Aqua, and Zaarura who scored more then 40 goals together left the team. They conceded eight goals in the two opening rounds and will try to get first points against Hapoel Kfar Saba, which they beat away only once in 8 league matches (0:3 in February 2018), having 5 defeats and 2 draws. Hapoel Kfar Saba went from a crazy draw against Bnei Yehuda (3:3) to a goalless draw against Hapoel Rishon Lezion and they are also looking for their first win of the season. I think that Hapoel Afula is a relegation material and will have a lot of problems to make a positive result.