Kick-off: 1945, 11/10/2018
Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event
Scotland made a winning start to their UEFA Nations League C Group 1 campaign as they beat Albania 2-0 at Hampden Park.
Israel went down 1-0 in Albania and four days later suffered a 3-0 reverse to Northern Ireland in a friendly at Windor Park and have lost all three previous meetings with Scotland.
Neither side are prolific in front of goal so 31/20 for under 1.5 goals in the match stands out as our first Israel vs Scotland prediction.
A Look At Israel’s Betting Odds
Taulant Xhaka’s solitary strike condemned Israel to defeat in Albania in what was coach Andi Herzog’s first game in charge.
They were then comfortably beaten in Belfast, although Moanes Dabour did squander a fine chance moments before the home side took the lead in the 13th minute.
Herzog said: “Now I have more ideas about my players, which is very important for me. [Scotland] look a good team with kind of the same style as Northern Ireland, though I think it will be different because Northern Ireland were playing at home and Scotland will be away.”
But Israel have won just one of their last nine games – against Liechtenstein – scoring just three times in the process.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Scotland bounced back from their 4-0 thrashing at home to Belgium by seeing off Albania courtesy of an own goal from Berat Xhimshiti and a second from Steven Naismith.
Alex McLeish’s men had gone into the game with one win in five friendly matches, scoring just once, but the Albania win was just the fillip they needed after the doom and gloom which surrounded the team just days earlier.
Naismith and Robert Snodgrass have retained their places in the squad for the games with Israel and Portugal, who visit Hampden Park on Sunday, with Matt Phillips and Callum Paterson missing out.
Like Israel, Scotland have found goals hard to come by, with the two scored against Albania the first time in seven matches they had managed more than one.
We just feel the visitors can conjure up one moment of quality to decide a tight affair so we will complete our Israel vs Scotland betting tips by going for a 1-0 away win at 25/4.
SCOTLAND 2-0 Albania – Xhimshiti (OG), Naismith
Northern Ireland 3-0 ISRAEL
Head-to-head: Israel 0-1 Scotland, Scotland 3-1 Israel, Israel 0-1 Scotland
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