Scotland vs Israel Soccer Betting Tips – Euro 2021 playoffs

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Scotland vs Israel Soccer Betting Tips - Euro 2021 playoffs

Scotland vs Israel Soccer Betting Tips – Euro 2021 playoffs

Another duel between the two teams in Glasgow

Betting Tips: Scotland
Odds: 2.05

England, Croatia and the Czech Republic are still waiting for their fourth opponent for the European Championship next year. The winner from the play-off games of Nations League C will join this trio. First of all, the semifinals are on the program, which will take place on Thursday.

As a rule, only the respective group winners of the Nations League have the chance to get a ticket via the play-offs, but if this has already been successful through the regular qualification, teams slip. It is due to this fact that Israel is even allowed to dream of participating in the European Championship.

In the first edition of the Nations League, the teams faced each other and Scotland won the group ahead of the Israelis. If the best bookmakers have their way, the home side is still the clear favourites on Thursday. Between Scotland and Israel, a successful trip on the home side brings a little more than double the stake.

 

Scotland – Statistics & current form

Hampden Park in Scotland will be one of the twelve hosts at the upcoming European Championship. The qualification for the final round – it would be the first European Championship participation since 1996 – would therefore be of great importance.

Four defeats in a row

By winning the Nations League 2018, the Scots now have the chance to fix the ticket in two games. Due to four defeats in a row, it didn’t work through the regular way of qualifying for the European Championship.

After the opening defeat in Kazakhstan, Scotland celebrated two victories but then had to admit defeat to the two group favourites Belgium and Russia twice each. In the remaining four remaining games, Scotland lived up to the role of favourites, in the end, there were five wins and five losses and meant a third place in the final accounts.

Robertson & Tierney stand out

Naturally, almost the entire national team is under contract with English clubs and earns their money in the Premier League. The top star par excellence is Andrew Robertson from Liverpool, who, like Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), basically defends at the back left.

But there is also enormous quality in Alex McLeish’s team away from the two left-backs. With Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Oliver McBurnie or Ryan Fraser, the Scots certainly have qualitative advantages on their side.

In addition, four of the last seven home games were won. In the play-off semi-finals between Scotland and Israel, the odds of around 2.00 are absolutely understandable for the home side.

The probable lineup of Scotland:
Marshall – Robertson, Cooper, McKenna, Palmer – Tierney, McTominay, McGinn, Fraser – McBurnie, Burke

Last matches from Scotland:

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2
09/07 2020 Czech Republic 1 – 2 Scotland
09/04 2020 Scotland 1 – 1 Israel
Euro qualification group I
11/19 2019 Scotland 3 – 1. Kazakhstan
11/16 2019 Cyprus 1 – 2 Scotland
10/13 2019 Scotland 6 – 0 San Marino

Israel – Statistics & current form

Thanks to Andreas Herzog, Israeli football has received a lot of attention in Austria in recent months. The record national player is now history and the previous sports director – Willi Ruttensteiner – is temporarily taking over Herzog’s duties.

Difficult conditions for the guests

In every country, there are currently different regulations regarding what is allowed and what is not. Israel is currently going through the second lockdown and accordingly, all public life has been shut down.

Legionnaires are allowed to train, but this is not the case with Israeli teams, which are not represented internationally. Coach Ruttensteiner is therefore facing a difficult task and sometimes spoke of a distortion of competition.

So that all actors can have a ball on their feet again, Israel wanted to travel to Glasgow early on so that they could hold at least a few joint training sessions. Given these circumstances, a tip on the guests between Scotland and Israel seems extremely risky.

Zahavi, Dabbur & Weissman – the offensive is the star

While the Scots have the big stars on the defensive, Israel has the three big stars on the offensive. Eran Zahavi was back in Europe with PSV Eindhoven a few weeks ago. The two former Austrian legionaries Munas Dabbur (Hoffenheim) and Shon Weissman (Real Valladolid) will join them.

In view of the outstanding quality of the offensive in the playoff semifinals between Scotland and Israel, a prediction of over 2.5 with odds of well over 2.00 is very lucrative.

The probable lineup of Israel:
Marciano – Dasa, Tibi, Dgani, Yeini, Lavi – Bitton, Natcho, Saba – Zahavi, Dabbur

Last matches from Israel:

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2
09/07 2020 Israel 1 – 1 Slovakia
09/04 2020 Scotland 1 – 1 Israel
Euro qualification group G
11/19 2019 North Macedonia 1 – 0 Israel
11/16 2019 Israel 1 – 2 Poland
10/15 2019 Israel 3 – 1 Latvia

Scotland vs Israel – betting odds in comparison

Betting Tips: Scotland
Odds: 2.2
Betting Tips: Draw
Odds: 3.3
Betting Tips: Israel
Odds: 3.8

Scotland vs Israel – Direct comparison / H2H balance

A look at the direct comparison of the two teams shows that the home side has a clear advantage. The teams have faced each other six times so far, four of these six games were won by Scotland.

The duel between the two teams has become a small evergreen in the recent past. In the first Nations League in autumn 2018, the hosts celebrated a success before the two teams faced each other again a few weeks ago in the second Nations League. Also in Scotland, the points were shared in a 1-1 draw.

Scotland vs Israel Soccer Betting Tips

When the two teams faced each other less than a month ago, there were other omens for the game. Due to the problems in Israel, the Ruttensteiner team has a difficult preparation. This fact underlines the prediction for the home side on Thursday evening between Scotland and Israel.

Key facts – Scotland vs Israel tips

Scotland has won four of the last seven home games
At the beginning of September, there was a 1: 1 between the two teams
Difficult conditions for the guests due to the lockdown at home

The Scots have also delivered strong results in their home games in the recent past. In addition, the squad is certainly better positioned across the board. Because of this advantage, the home game and the difficult conditions for the guests, a tip on the home side with six units is recommended between Scotland and Israel.