PREVIEW: WEEKEND ISRAELI ACTION
Bryan Gerzicich and Hapoel Kiryat Shmona will look to move into the top three when they visit Ryan Adeleye and Hapoel Be'er Sheva while Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya host Hapoel Petah Tikva.
Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona are currently the hottest team in Israel and they will look to climb into to the top three or the Premier League standings when they visit Hapoel Be'er Sheva on Saturday at Vasermil Stadium.
Bryan Gerzicich will start for Kiryat Shmona after scoring his first goal of the season last week against Maccabi Haifa.
New Jersey native Ryan Adeleye will likely start the game on the bench for Be'er Sheva.
Kiryat Shmona have won their past three league games with the two most recent coming against Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa. The club is the smallest in the Premier League but for the second straight season they are proving to be one of the best.
Hapoel Be'er Sheva are struggling after being deducted points at the start of the season. They currently sit in 15th place in the 16 team league and have only won once in nine games.
Hapoel Be'er Sheva will be without suspended Brazilian forward William who earned a red card in his last match.
Kiryat Shmona are not reporting any injuries at this time.
Maccabi Netanya - Hapoel Petah Tikva
Maccabi Netanya have been surging the past six rounds in the Israeli Premier League and could vault into the top two in the standings if they defeat Hapoel Petah Tikva at home on Saturday at Sar-Tov Stadium.
Leo Krupnik should start in central defense for Maccabi Netanya.
Maccabi Netanya have not lost since September 10 and they have quietly marched up the standings where they currently sit in third place. Last Saturday they defeated Hapoel Be'er Sheva at home.
Hapoel Petah Tikva were deducted points at the start of the season and they still sit in last place with minus two points. They have lost their last two games by a combined score of 6-0. Last weekend they lost 1-0 to Hapoel Haifa at home.
Neither team is reporting any injuries at this time.