Although it has always been debated that Israel should not participate in the UEFA qualification stream for the World Cup, we’ve got used to their presence every 4 years.
This time around, they are part of qualification group G, with three clearly weaker teams (Albania, Macedonia, and Liechtenstein) and two European superpowers (Spain and Italy).
World Cup 2018 Qualifying: Betting Prediction, Odds & Tips
Israel vs Italy – 5th September
Betting Odds: Israel 5.75 or 19/4 Draw 3.75 or 11/4 Italy 1.60 or 3/5
Their debut in this session will take place at home against Italy. The Italians have a new coach and come after a Euro 2016 tournament where they produced classic Italian football – clear in defense and clinical in front of goal.
Their game was impressive, especially because they don’t have the best of generations right now. They are widely expected to win 2nd place in this group, and maybe even compete for 1st place if they manage to produce some upsets in the direct games against Spain.
Meanwhile, the Israelis have nothing to lose from their first game. They know that the games they absolutely must win are against the weaker teams, and any point or points won against the two giants of the group will come as a bonus.
Their disciplined and hard-working team should prove to be a tough nut to crack, but given the lack of quality in most of their players (with the exception of Zahavi), should not produce many fireworks.
Israel vs Italy Betting Prediction & Tips
This is one of the clearest games in this week’s games. We predict Italy to not lose, and under 2,5 goals in the game. 0-1 and 1-1 are the most probable scorelines, and the Italians surely won’t try to push their luck.
This is the only complicated away draw except for the game against Spain, so they are expected to produce a professional performance. Yellow cards are also something that can be expected between two sides that enjoy playing physical football.
Result/Goals – Italy & Under 2.5: 3.20 or 11/5
World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Betting Previews & Tips
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