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Ironi Kiryat Shmona will visit Sammy Ofer Stadium on Saturday for the Ligat HaAl tie with home side Maccabi Haifa.
Our tips, poll and stats for Maccabi Haifa v Ironi Kiryat Shmona can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Maccabi Haifa are hoping to win again following the 0-3 Ligat HaAl triumph against Beitar Jerusalem.
A recurring feature of recent Maccabi Haifa games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've lost.
Taking a look at their past results, Maccabi Haifa:
- have not lost a league tie with Ironi Kiryat Shmona in their last 5 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 10 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
After a loss in their previous game against Bnei Yehuda in Ligat HaAl competition, Ironi Kiryat Shmona and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The stats don’t lie, and Ironi Kiryat Shmona have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. At the back, Ironi KS have been far from perfect. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Ironi Kiryat Shmona are winless against Maccabi Haifa in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes stretching back to 28/04/2018 shows that Maccabi Haifa have won 4 of them and Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 13 for The Greens and 7 coming from Ironi KS. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
Team News: Maccabi Haifa
Nikita Rukavytsya (Calf muscle strain), Yuval Ashkenazi (Hamstring Injury) and Tjaronn Chery (Corona virus) won’t be available for Macc. Haifa boss Marco Balbul. Dolev Haziza is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Ironi Kiryat Shmona
With a completely healthy squad to pick from, Ironi Kiryat Shmona manager Messay Dego does not have any fitness concerns to report before this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Maccabi Haifa will, in all likelihood, convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Ironi Kiryat Shmona will be up against it getting goals but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be getting enough chances to score, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 3-1 win for Maccabi Haifa at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium (30,780)
Captain: Neta Lavi
Chairman: Ya'akov Shahar
Manager: Marco Balbul
Competitions: Ligat HaAl position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)