We offer a forecast for the qualifying semi-final match for the European Championship, in which Scotland hosts Israel on October 8. Who will advance to the next stage? – the answer is in our material.
The main achievements of the Scottish national team are associated with 1992 and 1996, when the team played in the main tournament of the European Championships. Only 24 years later, “Tartan Army” has a chance to reach the group stage of Euro 2020. For 10 matches of the preliminary round, Steve Clark’s wards gained five wins, which brought 15 points and the third position in the standings.
In the two starting matches of the League of Nations, the hosts drew with Israel (1: 1) and beat the Czech Republic (2: 1).
The Israel national team has only been recognized by UEFA since 1994. The highest achievement of ” ha-nivkheret ” is the performance at the group stage of the World Championship in 1970. In the qualifying tournament, the ” blue-white ” won three wins and two draws in 10 rounds, which brought 11 points and the fifth position.
A year later, the team from the Middle East started in the League of Nations, where they drew twice with the same 1: 1 score, first with today’s opponent, then with the Slovak national team.
Scotland hasn’t lost in their last five matches
Israel have lost 7 of 10 last away matches
Scotland won 3 out of 5 last head-to-head matches
The last full-time match (09/04/2020) ended in a draw (1: 1)
04.09.20 Scotland Israel eleven
20.11.18 Scotland Israel 3: 2
11.10.18 Israel Scotland 2: 1
Just a month ago, the opponents have already met in the League of Nations. That match was the first after a long break, and ended in peace, but today the winner will definitely be determined.
The first game did not reveal a favorite, but we expect that the hosts will be able to pull themselves together and reach the final.
Our forecast is the passage of Scotland and we bet on this on the line of BC Winline with odds of 1.71