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FC Ashdod will be at Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium on Thursday for the Ligat HaAl game with hosts Ironi Kiryat Shmona.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Ironi Kiryat Shmona v FC Ashdod game (inc. the best betting odds).
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Ironi Kiryat Shmona will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-4 Ligat HaAl loss in their previous game against Maccabi Netanya.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Ironi Kiryat Shmona have been involved. With regard to the goal weighting during that period, opposition teams scored a total of 7 while Ironi KS got themselves 6.
Ahead of this clash, Ironi Kiryat Shmona have not been beaten in the league by FC Ashdod in their previous 2 matches.
In the game prior to this, FC Ashdod drew 0-0 in the Ligat HaAl match with Bnei Sakhnin.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving FC Ashdod has been noticeable of late. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 5 while The Dolphins have scored 9. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Heading into this contest, FC Ashdod have not won against Ironi Kiryat Shmona in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 24/02/2019 shows that Ironi Kiryat Shmona have won 3 of these and FC Ashdod 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 9 of them from Ironi KS and 4 created by The Dolphins. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
Team News: Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Ironi Kiryat Shmona boss Messay Dego does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: FC Ashdod
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the FC Ashdod manager Ronny Awat to be concerned about. Roi Mishpati (Groin Strain) misses out for this game.
In our view, FC Ashdod and Ironi Kiryat Shmona are both capable of scoring here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 1-1 score at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Stadium: Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium (5,300)
Captain: Idan Nachmias
Chairman: Izzy Sheratzky
Manager: Messay Dego
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 7