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The Ligat HaAl clash at Sammy Ofer Stadium on Saturday sees home side Hapoel Haifa play opponents Ironi Kiryat Shmona.
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Hapoel Haifa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Ligat HaAl defeat in their last game at the hands of Maccabi Netanya.
Ronny Levy's Hapoel Haifa have found the net a sum total of 8 times in their prior 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that they have conceded in that time amounts to 6.
Taking a look at their past results, Hapoel Haifa:
- have not beaten Ironi Kiryat Shmona in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Previously, Ironi Kiryat Shmona drew 2-2 in the Ligat HaAl tie with Hapoel Hadera.
For Ironi Kiryat Shmona, goals were scored by Itamar Shviro (11') and Ivan Bakhar (70').
The numbers tell their own story, and Ironi Kiryat Shmona have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. At the back, Ironi Kiryat Shmona can certainly do much better. In any event, we must now wait to see if such a trend will persist in this match.
Going into this one, Ironi Kiryat Shmona have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 12/09/2020 tells us that Hapoel Haifa have won 1 of them & Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 of them from The Sharks and 10 coming from Ironi KS. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Ligat HaAl match day 6 on 01/10/2022 and the score finished Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1-1 Hapoel Haifa.
Team News: Hapoel Haifa
Hatem Abd Elhamed (Calf Injury) and Shoval Gozlan (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for Hapoel Haifa manager Ronny Levy. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Mohammed Kamara and Tamir Glazer.
Team News: Ironi Kiryat Shmona
From a largely healthy group, there is only the one fitness issue for the Ironi Kiryat Shmona boss Meni Koretski to be concerned with. Nadav Zamir (Femoral Fracture) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Ironi Kiryat Shmona should be able to put one past this Hapoel Haifa side, although it probably shouldn’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 advantage for Hapoel Haifa when all is said and done. Could easily see this go either way.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium (30,780)
Captain: Gil Vermouth
Chairman: Yoav Katz
Manager: Ronny Levy
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 7