Czech Republic vs Israel
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 15 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Doosan Arena.
Both these teams have placed themselves safe in the table, that it would take some major miracle now to see them get relegated. However, the two teams also have to cover a lot of ground if they hope to get promoted.
As of now, Scotland are at the top of the table with a lead of four points, and with just two match-days remaining, the Blue and Whites as well as Jaroslav Silhavy’s men need a win this Sunday at any cost, to have a shot at progressing to the top-most League A.
Since they have nothing to lose (the dead-last placed Slovakia, with a single point so far, will in all probability get relegated), the match-up at Doosan Arena this weekend will be fiercely contested.
Moreover, both those teams have had plenty of problems in their defense lately, and to top it off, 100% of h2h meetings over the years have had goals from both teams as well as three or more goals.
As such, expect a high-scoring thriller this Sunday.
Czech Republic vs Israel: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Silhavy’s men have a 100% winning record in every game since 2000.
- They have scored two or more goals in all these fixtures.
- However, not once have they kept a clean sheet till now. And thus, every one of the match-ups have had three or more goals.
- The reverse fixture of this upcoming encounter saw Borek Dockal and his boys win 1-2 on the road.
Czech Republic vs Israel: Prediction
Silhavy’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Scotland. In the meantime, Willibald Ruttensteiner’s men recorded a 2-3 win on the road against Slovakia.
Going on, Dockal and his boys had recorded wins in 11 of their previous 20 overall fixtures, and had won seven of their former eleven appearances at home. They are also ranked 45th in the world by FIFA, while their opposite number are placed 88th.
In addition, they had qualified to the 2021 Euros with a second-place finish in Group A in the Qualifiers, while their counterparts had to settle for a fifth-place finish in Group G.
On top of that, Silhavy’s men also have a 100% winning record in h2h clashes, and they have scored two or more goals in every single encounter so far.
On the other hand, the Blue and Whites were winless in eight of their former ten fixtures, and in 11 of their past 14 road trips.
As such, expect a Czech Republic win this weekend.
However, understand that not once have they kept a clean sheet in an h2h meeting, and this is a do-or-die fixture for their opposite number. Chances for goals to come from both teams are very high.
Czech Republic vs Israel: Betting Tips
To Win: Czech Republic @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).