Israel vs Slovakia Betting Predictions and Odds
Is Israel going to prevail against Slovakia for the first time?
On the second day of the Nations League in group B2, Israel will host the Slovak team. Spectators are not allowed in the match, which reduces the home advantage for the hosts. Last Friday, they kicked off the second edition of the European competition with a 1-1 draw in Scotland.
The guests had to admit defeat on their season debut in the Nations League with 1: 3 in the neighborhood duel with the Czech Republic. For the match in Netanya between Israel and Slovakia, the tip is aimed at the Eastern Europeans losing again and Eran Zahavi’s goals.
Israel – statistics & current form
The most recent draw against the Scots was performance-based and at the same time a test for the upcoming direct duel in October, when the teams will again face each other as part of the qualification for the Euro 2021 in the semi-finals of the playoffs.
However, Dia Saba cannot currently appear. The attacking midfielder has stayed in China where he is under contract with Guangzhou R&F. For Israel, this is a weakening, because the 27-year-old is in good shape and has scored in two of the last four league games in the Super League.
Zahavi is in a good mood again
The country’s top goal-getter is available for this. We’re talking about Eran Zahavi. The Israelis’ best striker by far was also under contract with Guangzhou, but has since left China and is unlikely to come back.
In the Super League, the striker took the top scorer’s crown last season – for the second time since 2017. Zahavi has also been unstoppable in the national team in the recent past.
The country’s two-time footballer scored eleven goals in the ten games of the last qualifying for the European Championship – only Brit Harry Kane scored once more. He shared second place with CR7! Also in the last exchange of blows with Scotland, he contributed the equalizer to 1-1.
Furthermore, coach Willibald Ruttensteiner, who recently took over the job from his compatriot Andreas Herzog on an interim basis and is on top the sports director of the Israeli national team, can fall back on Munas Dabbur, another dangerous player with international class.
The offensive midfielder presented himself very successfully to his employer from Hoffenheim at the end of the past season in the Bundesliga: Dabbur scored four goals in the final five rounds of the game.
In the national team, the 28-year-old was recently equally efficient with three goals in the last four international matches and he put on the Zahavi goal against the Bravehearts last Friday evening.
Probable formation of Israel:
↳ Harush – Glazer – Bitton – Tibi – Menachem – Dasa – Natkho – Elmkies – Dabbur – Zahavi – Weissman
Last matches from Israel:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2
⚽️ 09/04 2020 Scotland 1 – 1 Israel
EM 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
⚽️ 10/10 2019 Austria 3 – 1 Israel
Slovakia – statistics & current form
Slovakia has always been able to rely on Marek Hamsik in recent years. The record national player and best goalscorer in the history of the Slovak national team are now slowly above his zenith. The 33-year-old was sorted out at SSC Napoli last year and only kicks in the Super League in China at Dalian Pro.
Slovakia has to slowly adjust to the time after Hamsik
A commitment that has so far been associated with a manageable success: the Slovakian captain has only scored four goals in 37 missions. Coach Pavel Hapal now has to form a team that is no longer focused on Hamsik as before.
However, the number of talented players is rather limited and the recent bankruptcy against the Czech Republic has shown that this endeavor will still need a lot of time. Slovakia currently has to do without their goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. The 33-year-old otherwise guards the Magpies’ box in the Premier League but is currently curing an injury.
Given this failure and the weak defensive performance in the last match as well as the strong storm of the home side as described, the odds for more than one hit by the Ruttensteiner-Elf are equipped with value on top of that in Israel against Slovakia.
Probable formation of Slovakia:
↳ Griffin – Skriniar – Hancko – Gyömber – Pekarik – Kucka – Lobotka – Hamsik – Bero – Bozenik – Schranz
Last matches from Slovakia:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2
⚽️ 09/04 2020 Slovakia 1 – 3 Czech Republic
EM qualification group E
⚽️ 11/19 2019 Slovakia 2 – 0 Azerbaijan
⚽️ 11/16 2019 Croatia 3 – 1 Slovakia
⚽️ 10/13 2019 Slovakia 1 – 1 Paraguay
EM qualification group E
⚽️ 10/10 2019 Slovakia 1 – 1 Wales
Israel vs Slovakia Direct comparison
The nations faced each other for the last time in March 2014. The Eastern Europeans achieved a 3-1 away win in a friendly match. It was the third win in a row for the Slovaks. Otherwise, the overall balance shows a draw from 1994.
Regardless, the odds for the next clash between Israel and Slovakia are now slightly tending towards a first triumph for the home side. With the help of the easy-to-use odds comparison of the betting base, the offers of a large number of bookmakers can be conveniently called up at any time before the kick-off.
Israel vs Slovakia – Odds comparison – UEFA Nations League
🔹 Betting Prediction: Israel
🔸 Odds: 2.1
🔹 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔸 Odds: 3.25
🔹 Betting Prediction: Slovakia
🔸 Odds: 3.6
Israel vs Slovakia Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
Although Israel did not play very successfully before the long break and suffered five defeats in seven internationals, the team is particularly good on the offensive. Zahavi and Dabbur are certainly the two most prominent examples in this context. The first-mentioned attacker in particular impressed in the last Euro qualification with eleven goals in ten games.
The exceptional striker struck again in the last match against Scotland on the first day of the match. For the upcoming duel between Israel and Slovakia, the tip is aimed at Zahavi scoring his next goal and the hosts leaving the field as the winners.
Not only the stable form of the attacker speaks for the prediction, but also the shaky defensive of the opponent. The Slovaks had three goals poured into their opener against the Czech Republic and also allowed numerous chances. The Czechs had no fewer than 20 goal attempts at the final whistle.
Israel vs Slovakia Slovakia Statistics Highlights
⚽️ 03/05/2014 🇮🇱 Israel 1 – 3 🇸🇰 Slovakia
Odds probabilities for win Israel / draw / win Slovakia:
1: 46% X: 28% 2: 26%
Israel vs Slovakia – betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.20
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.66
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 2.00
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 1.72
Key facts – Israel vs Slovakia tips
⭐️ Israel has never won against Slovakia (0-1-3)
⭐️ Both teams will contest playoff games for European Championship participation next October
⭐️ Slovakia recently conceded a 3-1 home defeat against the Czech Republic
The own goal at 1: 3 came shortly before the end of the game when the match was already over with 0: 3. Also, an important player in Ondrej Duda is likely to be absent. The Hertha midfielder had to be replaced in the first half due to an injury. Also, the regular Dubravka number is not available in the box.