PREVIEW: WEEKEND ISRAELI ACTION
Bryan Gerzicich and Kiryat Shmona could move into second place when they take on Bnei Yehuda while Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya hope to get on the winning track against Rishon.
Bnei Yehuda - Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
Third place Kiryat Shmona will look to continue their ascendancy in the Israeli Premier League when they visit Bnei Yehuda on Saturday morning.
Defensive midfielder Bryan Gerzicich has been key component to Kiryat Shmona's success this season and will start against Bnei Yehuda.
Kiryat Shmona will be looking to push their unbeaten streak to ten games on Saturday. In their most recent game, they drew Maccabi Petah Tikva after winning their previous four.
Neither team is reporting any injuries at this time.
Maccabi Netanya - Hapoel Rishon Lezion
After a disappointing loss to Ashdod prior to the international window, Maccabi Netanya will look to get back on the winning track when they host Hapoel Rishon Lezion on Saturday.
Leo Krupnik will start in central defense for Maccabi Netanya.
Maccabi Netanya were in the three in the Israeli Premier League but the Ashdod loss dropped them to sixth place. Still they have 18 points through 11 games and trail second place Maccabi Tel Aviv by just two points as the standings remain tight.
Both teams will be at full strength for the game.
Ryan Adeleye will likely start the game on the bench for Hapoel Be'er Sheva when they Maccabi Petah Tikva on Saturday.