Israel welcome Scotland to Netanya Stadium, Netanya, in an enormous match at reverse ends of League B2 in 2020-21 UEFA Nations League.
Israel know that victory will assure them survival whereas a draw or defeat would require Slovakia to match their consequence throughout of their match in opposition to Czech Republic, while Scotland can seal promotion with a win in any other case they want Czech Republic to lose.
Ought to Czech Republic nevertheless draw in opposition to Slovakia and Scotland lose in Israel, the Tartan Military can be promoted by advantage of their higher head-to-head file over the Czechs.
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Hatem Abd Elhamed is suspended for Israel after being red-carded of their defeat in opposition to Czech Republic on Sunday, representing the one absentee for the hosts.
Scotland haven’t any contemporary harm or suspension issues to report as Lyndon Dykes seems set for a recall to the beginning lineup after serving a one match ban in Sunday’s defeat in Slovakia.
- Israel are unbeaten in two of three earlier Nations League conferences in opposition to Scotland (W1, D1, L1).
- Scotland have received three of 4 earlier journeys to Israel in all competitions (W3, L1).
- Israel have scored as soon as in every of their final three house video games in all competitions, though two of these three objectives have come after the 87th minute.
After the drama of qualifying for Euro 2020 on penalties final Thursday, Scotland might of been forgiven for being off type on Sunday however they produced one other sturdy efficiency in Slovakia, although a momentary lapse coupled with glorious goalkeeping denied them a degree in opposition to a troublesome Slovakian group.
Israel in the meantime have been fairly a tricky group for Scotland to face on this competitors and didn’t shame themselves within the Czech Republic on Sunday night, so I’m anticipating one other troublesome check right here for Steve Clarke’s Tartan Military by way of breaking down defences.
Scotland nevertheless are unbeaten in 9 of their final ten matches and with Euro 2020 qualification sealed, I’ve a sense that they’ll need to ship a message that they received’t be simple opposition in opposition to troublesome groups and a preventing win over Israel will try this heading into 2021.
Prediction: Israel 1-2 Scotland