Urban Kiryat Shmona
Kiryat Shmona will try to register its first victory of the season in the league when it hosts Hapoel Tel Aviv (Saturday, 18:00 in Sports 4). The club is pleased with striker Itamar Shabiru’s joining and Ziv Morgan’s return to business, with the two in the squad for tomorrow.
The team coach Amir Nussbaum He said ahead of the game: “We come with mixed feelings after the first round. We have shown in parts that there is a great team that can do very good things in this league. We want to continue the ability from the first half. I believe against Hapoel Tel Aviv we will see a committed, energetic and dynamic team “.
Hapoel Tel Aviv
After the 1: 2 victory in the opening game against MS Ashdod, Hapoel Tel Aviv will leave tomorrow (Saturday, 18:00 in Sports 4) For an away game in Kiryat Shmona. Coach Nir Klinger did not practice the lineup throughout the week due to the absence of national team players and those who were given a rest, but it seems that he will not make too many changes in the 11th.
The one who was planned to return to the squad is the brakeman Sianda Kolo, who was absent from the previous game due to a head injury, but the South African national team player did not return to Israel due to bureaucratic problems and will not be included in the squad. His place is expected to be taken by the brakeman Muhammad Traore. Beyond that, in the front there is a dilemma and two of the three will open – Idan Vered, Farley Rosa and Osher Davida, with Shlomi Azulai in doubt due to tenderness in the muscle and Ofek Bitton may open in his place. In the attack, there is a dilemma without Lucio for Shlomi Azulai.
the coach Nir Klinger He said ahead of the game: “The preparation was lacking most of the week because of the national team players, so we are happy that most of them came back healthy and intact. We have one of the toughest away games in the league and we need to prepare accordingly. With the dots. ”
The shield Ben Bitton He added: “We went through the break, I think we made good preparation and got stronger as a team. There was good training and we really want to produce a good sequence and continue the last game we did. We are very ready and determined and I very much hope we get a good result and come home happy.”
* There have been 35 meetings between the teams in the Premier League so far, with Kiryat Shmona leading 8:13 in victories and another 14 games have not been decided.
* The last time Hapoel Tel Aviv started a season with a victory, seven years ago, it went out in the second round to Kiryat Shmona and was defeated there 3: 0 (Roi Kehat scored the second). The result was repeated in the second round a year later, this time with 0: 3 at Bloomfield.
* The last three meetings between the teams held in Kiryat Shmona ended with the same result of 0: 1 (twice to the credit of the host), the last five were decided and the last time it was 0: 0 was in April 2012 – the game ended with Kiryat Shmona celebrating a historic championship.
* Hapoel Tel Aviv has not started a season in the Premier League with two victories since 2012/13, when it defeated Hapoel Ramat Gan 0: 1 away and 0: 2 over Hapoel Haifa at home.
Second round games:
Saturday, 18:00: Kiryat Shmona – Hapoel Tel Aviv (Sports 4)
Saturday, 19:00: Maccabi Netanya – Hapoel Nof Hagalil
Saturday, 19:30: Maccabi Tel Aviv – Maccabi Petah Tikva (Sport 3)
Saturday, 20:30: Maccabi Haifa – Bnei Sakhnin (Sport 4)
Sunday, 19:00: MS. Ashdod – Hapoel Haifa
Sunday, 20:15: Hapoel Beer Sheva – Hapoel Hadera (Sport 1)
Monday, 20:30: Hapoel Jerusalem – Betar Jerusalem