The 19th round of the Super League will start today when Hapoel Holon will host Ironi Kiryat Ata. The two teams met in the first round at Remez Hall, where Hapoel Holon won 85:97. Holon comes to the game in third place with a record of 13 wins and six defeats, while Ironi Kiryat Ata is ranked in tenth place with six wins and 12 defeats. In the middle of the past week, Hapoel Holon lost the chance to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League after losing to Hapoel Jerusalem away, in what was their fourth defeat in four games in the top 16 stage. At home, they are one of the best teams with 7-2 stats and 5 wins in a row. Due to injury rotation player, Marvin Jones is out.
Ironi Kiryat Ata managed in the last two games to create a significant gap from the place that leads to the national league and it seems that the newcomer is on the way to stay in the Super League. In the previous round, Ironi Kiryat Ata came from a double-digit deficit against Nes Ziona and won at home, where they have a good balance of five wins from ten games, compared to a very weak away balance of one win against relegation candidate Hapoel Eilat from eight away games. If the bad away balance is not enough, Ironi Kiryat Ata best player and top scorer Juvonte Reddic (16.6 points, 7.83 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 30.6 minutes stats from the last 6 matches) is out of the squad suffering from a knee injury and needs rest. He scored 21 points in the last match, and I think that Hapoel Holon will give their best to take a double-digit victory.