Can Israel defend second place in the European Championship qualifying group? Let’s find out in our betting prediction below!
The Israeli national football team wants to finally reach for the first time a European Championship finals. To do this, Israel must at least finish second in qualifying Group G for the 2020 European Championship. After four games, Poland clearly lead the table with four wins and eight goals. Behind this, Israel, Austria, Slovenia and North Macedonia are fighting for the second ticket.
Israel vs North Macedonia Today’s Betting Prediction
As of now, the Israelis are likely to go to the next European Championships as second in the table. But in the group things are tight. Israel’s lead over fifth-placed Northern Macedonia is just three points. All the more important for the national team of Israel is the home game on Thursday in Be’er Sheva against Northern Macedonia. The bookmakers expect before the match Israel vs. Northern Macedonia according to the odds, that the three points remain with the hosts.
Even the betting base comes to the same result and sets in the European Championship qualifier match Israel vs. Northern Macedonia their tip on “Victory Israel”.
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Israel – Statistics & Current Form
Since August 2018, the Israeli national football team is coached by the Austrian Andreas Herzog. The ex-professional replaced coach Elisha Levy, who had clearly missed the qualification for the 2018 World Cup with the country. Israel finished fourth in Group G with four wins and six defeats, so they could not win the ticket to the World Cup in Russia.
Duke’s first competitive games as Israeli national team coach then followed in the Nations League. Israel finished Group C1 with two wins and two defeats behind Scotland, but ahead of Albania. So the national team remains in the group C1. At the start of qualifying for the European Championship in 2020, Israel did not manage to beat Slovenia 1-1 at home.
After that followed with the 4-2 home win against Austria and the 3-0 in Latvia but the first victories. The first defeat in qualifying was on matchday four, when Andi Herzog’s side were without a chance in Poland in a 0-4 loss to Lewandowski and Co. The Israelis had only been able to compete for over 30 minutes.
Top star in the team of coach Andi Herzog is certainly Munas Dabbur, who has just moved from Salzburg to Sevilla. The top scorer of the European Championship qualifier is led by Israeli international Eran Zahavy, who scored a hat-trick against Austria and Latvia. Overall, the striker from Guangzhou in China is already on seven goals in qualifying. With 23 goals Zahavy leads the scorers list of the Chinese Super League.
Kiddie Kiddie and Rez Solomon were called in for the first time by the national coach. Celtic Glasgow midfielder Nir Bitton injured Rangers in the Old Firm on the weekend and is out for the matches against Northern Macedonia and Slovenia. New to the coaching staff is now Benjamin ball. The former fitness coach of the German national team is now to bring the Israelis up to scratch.
Expected lineup of Israel:
➤ Harush – Ben Harush, Dgani, Yeini, Taha, Dasa – Natcho, Peretz, Kayal – Zahavi, Dabbur
Last matches of Israel:
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Poland vs. Israel 4: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Latvia vs. Israel 0: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Israel vs. Austria 4: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Israel vs. Slovenia 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Scotland vs Israel 3: 2 (Nations League)
North Macedonia – Statistics & Current Form
The national team of Macedonia, or of North Macedonia, as the country since this year is called, is already looked after since October 2015 by Igor Angelovski. In qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the Balkan country finished fifth with only eleven points in Group G, one point behind Israel. In ten games, there had been three victories for the team of coach Angelovski (two times against Liechtenstein, one time against Israel).
However, the team caused a stir with a 1-1 away in Italy. Also in the following Nations League North Macedonia celebrated further successes. In Group D4 they were five wins and one defeat first ahead of Armenia, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein and thus managed the promotion to the next higher group.
The most valuable players in Coach Angelovski’s squad are Eljif Elmas (SSC Napoli) and Ennis Bardi (Levante). Well-known player is the veteran Goran Pandev, who has already played in Serie A for Inter, Lazio and Napoli. Currently, the 36-year-old captain of the national team is under contract with Genoa. In the squad are missing players like Stefan Ristovski and Ferhan Hasani.
The national team of Northern Macedonia started with a 3-1 home win against Latvia in the European Championship qualifiers. This was followed by a 1-1 in Slovenia. Then there were two Heimpleiten: 0: 1 against Poland and 1: 4 against Austria. Especially in the last game against the ÖFB selection showed North Macedonia a very weak performance. In Israel, the players want to show that the performance against the Austrians was only a slip-up.
Macedonia’s away record in recent months has been neat with four wins, four draws and just one defeat. Looking at these statistics, the game Israel vs. North Macedonia a prediction on the guests quite promising.
So far, the country from the Western Balkans has never qualified for a World Cup or European Championship. Northern Macedonia never got beyond fourth place in a qualifying group. In 122 qualifying games (World Cup and European Championship) there were only 29 victories.
Expected lineup of North Macedonia:
➤ Dimitrievski – Alioski, Velkovsky, Bardi, Ristovski – Elmas, Ademi, Bardhi, Nikolov – Nestorovsky, Pandev
Last matches of North Macedonia:
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – North Macedonia vs. Austria 1: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – North Macedonia vs. Poland 0: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Slovenia vs Northern Macedonia 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – North Macedonia vs. Latvia 3: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – North Macedonia vs. Gibraltar 4: 0 (Nations League)
Israel vs North Macedonia Direct Comparison
Already in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, both nations met each other. In Israel, people will be reluctant to think back to the last qualifying match at home against Macedonia. In September 2017, the Israelis lost their home game in qualifying for the finals in Russia against Macedonia 0-1. The game in Macedonia had previously won the Israeli national team 2-1.
There were already five duels between Israel and Macedonia. With four victories to a defeat, the Israelis are clearly leading the direct comparison. Every duel between the two nations was always decided with only one goal difference.
Israel vs North Macedonia Betting Odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔺 Betting Prediction: Israel
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.83
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.50
🔺 Betting Prediction: North Macedonia
🔺 Betting Odds: 5.25
Israel vs North Macedonia Our Best Betting Prediction of the Day
Looking at the FIFA World Ranking, North Macedonia is ranked 71th, 13 positions better than Israel (84th). Even the men’s squad from the Balkans is worth just over 57 million euros to 48.55 million a little more. Since the last duel between the two nations, however, the national team of Israel has changed a lot. Under coach Herzog, the country has made some progress.
Northern Macedonia also believes in its chances of winning the first European Championship in the history of the country. Second place is only three meters away. Israel, on the other hand, does not want to give up second place in the table. The bookmakers send the guests into the race with odds of 5.25 as outsiders.
Key Facts – Israel vs North Macedonia tips
🔻 Israel have been in five home games under coach Herzog so far only one point
🔻 Northern Macedonia lost just one of their last nine away away games
🔻 Of five games against Macedonia, Israel won four and conceded a defeat
The home record of Israel under coach Herzog is impressive: with four wins and a draw, the Israelis are unbeaten at home under the new coach. There were only defeats away: in Albania, Scotland, Northern Ireland (friendly match) and Poland. We believe that this series will continue and set the game against Israel. Northern Macedonia our tip on “Victory Israel”. This tip will be discussed in the run-up to the match Israel vs North Macedonia with odds of 1.83. We play the tip with five units.
🔺 Competition: Euro Cup Qualification, Group G
🔺 Date: 05.09.2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Israel (1)
🔺 Odds: 1,83
🔺 Stake: 5/10